The title says it all. I challenged myself to write and record an album in one weekend and I’m proud to say that I actually did it. Stream or download it for free below then check out the story of the project.
The first incredible season of Expressway Balladeer wrapped up a little while ago but I still want to share my favorite moments of my tours around the nation as I prepare new music and new places to visit for the next season. So here’s my first compilation of the best road trip food I ate while on tour. Bon appetit!
Can it be Spring yet??! I’m so ready for it. Still, usually I’m a seasonal kind of guy when it comes to my drinks. I like whisky in winter and gin in summer. I like red wine in the cold weather and white in the summer sun. I enjoy a pale ale in the spring and a stout in the fall. But as we wind down out of winter looking (longingly) to spring, I’m enjoying a porter with equally longing music.
Stories have an enormous influence on culture and vice versa. We may not think about it sometimes but it’s true. It’s why we have certain superstitions, beliefs and feelings about a specific situation. We’ve all been brought up with some sort of story that serves as a piece of advice about everyday life and how to deal with it or how to behave. These come in the form of nursery rhymes, campfire stories and, of course, the fairy tale.
We’re still not there. In the 21st century, we in America are still not to the point where everyone is truly equal. Where no one person has an advantage over the other because of a superficial reason like skin color. It’s a shame really especially since so much of our culture has been built by black Americans.
As I did last year, I have just released another not-so-ordinary seasonal song for you all to enjoy. I present “Odd Nog” (listen below), which tells the tale of a group of close friends or family infusing their Christmas Eve party with a little THC and it results in pure heartwarming fun for all.
I learned a lot from the Home Roots Tour but I also had one hell of a time. I learned where I want to take my music career, how I’d like to change my live performances and storytelling in my shows. If you were at the The Riviera show in Geneseo you know exactly what I’m talking about because that was the show I want to play and how I’ll base my future shows. It was, without a doubt the best show I’ve ever played and the most exciting part of is that there’s only better shows to come.
Another great mini regional tour in the books! Here’s every episode of the Dog Days Tour. From the kickoff in Buckley, Washington to the final day where I perform two shows in two states in the same day (which was definitely a first for me). I also announce an exciting national tour beginning at the end of August! Catch up on every episode below.
The Solstice Tour was a great time through and through. As many of you know, I documented each day on tour in my Expressway Balladeer web series. I think the best one out of these eight new episodes is EB33 in Portland. Jon from The Upper Strata took me around his town and I got the low down on all the secrets of The City of Roses. The best show in the tour however was, by far, the last show at Vintage Vino and Espresso. The people who come out for my shows there are some of the best and it has truly become my favorite place to play in the Puget Sound area. Check out all the episodes below and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you never miss an episode while I’m on my Dog Days Tour.