Archive: May 8, 2013
– WELCOME EVERYONE –
Well, I hardly know what to say. It’s been a crazy, whirlwind 2 months… Let’s face it… for me it’s been more like 5 as all the planning for a tour requires a great deal of work beforehand.
I just want to start by saying thank you to all of you who came out to shows, put Minor Birds and I up in your homes, provided meals, answered emergency texts, bought merchandise, said so many encouraging things, supported our Kickstarter campaign, took amazing photos, recorded video, blogged about us, and supported Chelsea through her stollen and then reclaimed guitar drama. I want to thank Minor Birds for coming out on what was a lovely tour. I enjoyed working with you, joking with you, and getting to know the two of you better. I am glad to have known you both for so long and I look forward to seeing where your careers take the both of you. You are truly talented. I also want to thank my friends and family who supported me on this tour. You are all amazing. Thank you for your encouragement and your prayers. I love you each dearly.
OK… So now we’re done with the sappiness. It REALLY was a wonderful tour. On to the future!
MAY 20th IS MY BIRTHDAY
I will be taking the month of May (my birthday month, incidentally) off of the tour to rest and recover from the last tour, officially re-release La Rosa, La Calavera, and hopefully work on the last song for I Am Warm Young Blood. I am looking forward to the time off with friends and the opportunity to invest in the people I love. May 27th will send me back out on the road and I am SOOOO EXCITED! A good portion of the tour has already been booked thanks to Gabriel at Happy Family Productions. So I will get to see many of you again.
SUMMER TOUR 2013
I am in the middle of booking the last half of the tour. It’s essentially going to cover WA, OR, ID, CO, UT, NE, MO, IL, TN, KY, OH, NY and back from June to the middle of July (maybe more states). If you would be interested in having a house show or helping out with any of these regions… please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
LA ROSA, LA CALAVERA
Thank you again to everyone who donated to the Kickstarter and supported myself and Minor Birds! Because of you I was able to get La Rosa, La Calavera re-mastered by the genius Bobby Spangler (Interesting fact: Bobby’s Dad invented sonar while he was in college and sold it to the US Military. He also invented most of the components used in modern recording equipment). There is instrumentation in the record that I had forgotten was ever recorded but can now hear thanks to him. He did impossible things in re-mastering this record and I am grateful and indebted to him. I would recommend him for any mixing or mastering job that anyone could throw at him. AND! He’s especially great at live sound. One of the best engineers I have ever heard and seen work. So somebody hire him before I do.
I have updated my Bandcamp page with the remastered versions of the songs. Feel free to go listen to and/or buy the tracks that are featured. I would even love to hear your feedback. I am really really excited to own the rights to this record now and would love to hear from you guys about it!
On the tour I heard from so many of you about how much you love the new single, Muevete. This makes me so happy to hear. We recorded a music video of the song while I was at SxSw in Austin, TX. We’re still doing some filming and editing but you will know as soon as it goes live. However, you can hear and/or buy the single at my bandcamp page as well! Again, I would love to hear your feedback! The artwork for that song is also going to be the artwork for “I Am Warm, Young Blood,” my NEW album, slated for release in late August. Thanks go to the talented Sebastian Rogers for producing this song. He’s glorious. I am so grateful to work with him. If you purchased a pre-order of the album on tour be expecting an email any day with a link to download the song! I just have to get all my paperwork in order
Then! I will be meeting with the wonderful, talented, and far too unknown Gary Murray from LN, to work on writing some songs for a side project we’re drumming up called Lake Ghosts in July, while I am in Nashville. You may know him as a former label mate of mine when we were working with Velvet Blue Music. We’ve been talking about doing this side project for YEARS and it’s finally a priority for both of us. I am really looking forward to it. He’s one of my favorite songwriters and has one of my favorite male singing voices of all time. So the opportunity to make a duets record with him will be something I’ve wanted for a very long time. Right now, we’re just in the writing stages. So hopefully it’ll work out!!!
This will be followed by my touring home and then another break to work on releasing I Am Warm Young Blood (yes, I changed the title back to the origional!).
GOLD WOLF GALAXY
Some of you know that I also do some singing in a band called Gold Wolf Galaxy. My friends Johnny Roger Schofield and Spencer Ramsey make sexy viking dance music. It’s pretty wonderful. We’ve been collaborating for a couple of years and 2 of the songs that we’ve worked on together made it on to their new album WHICH WAS RELEASED 2 WEEKS AGO!!! The time vortex that is touring dragged me under or I would have let you know then but I only just realized what day it was about 3 hours ago You can listen to the new album on Spotify if you like! And you can download it at their AMAZON page.
Also – on a fun note: I make a little tutorial about how I make the plaster skulls that I have been selling on tour and using as a Kickstarter incentive. You are welcome to look at it on my Youtube Page.
WRAP UP AND AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT YOUR DOWNLOADS
I suppose that about covers things! If you have ordered something that comes with a download over the last 3 months… check your email box. That download may have gotten lost in your spam filter.
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