This single was the most fun to record. It went through several iterations that didn’t quite work, and then one day the opening riff presented itself. That set the tempo and the mood, and it went from there. The drums, the bass, the harmonies… it all fell together joyfully. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
I’ve had the honor and the pleasure of being part of this choir since the beginning, proud to sing alongside all these fantastic performers. Here’s an article in Westword celebrating our fifth anniversary.
That’s the main thing I want you to know. Whoever you are, thank you for supporting music. Live music, recorded music, songwriters, performers, all of it.
Like That is now available! Lots of options to hear it: buy the CD, download it from CDBaby, stream it on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and many more.
There is plenty of music out there, so much that you never need pay to hear it. So I will not ask you to. That’s something you can do if you so choose.
Instead, I have a request. I would dearly appreciate hearing from you. Knowing that this music has reached you is the fuel I need to keep on making more.
For artists, it often feels like we’re sending our beloved works out into the void, never knowing if they found homes. Getting even a little comment on social media like “Hey, I liked that song!” makes us feel like we’re on the right track.
Yes, we’d be making the music anyway. But just like when we’re performing in front of an audience, we brighten up when people are dancing, singing along, tapping their feet, or even simply facing our direction. You can have that same impact on us from anywhere, and it fuels our fire.
If you’re feeling generous, perhaps you could share the music with someone you think will enjoy it. Not every sound is for everyone, so sometimes it takes a little wandering around to find its fans.
And a new listener is valuable in ways that a few extra bucks cannot be. Listeners make all the difference everywhere there is music. Without listeners, we would be lost.
You are the most important part in all this. So thank you for listening.
Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 4pm-6:30pm at Highlands Cork & Cafe in Denver we’re throwing a party to celebrate the release of “Like That“, a 5-song EP of Americana-flavored Roots Rock tunes I’ve been working on with producer John McVey and a seriously talented bunch of folks. Nick Forster and Christian Teele from eTown played lead guitar and drums, respectively. On bass was Paul McDaniel and on keys Eric Moon. The exquisite Jessica DeNicola added magical vocals, and Jim Wilson mastered the whole thing.
If you’re reading this and I haven’t already sent you an invitation for some reason, please accept my apology because you are invited! Bring some toe-tapping shoes and an appetite – we’re having tapas and beverages.
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Pre-Order Available Now!
You get the first single “Here Comes Another Good Time” as a download immediately, then the full EP when it ships on July 21. Also enjoy “Come Over Here”, which debuted on Chris K’s Colorado Playlist.
My upcoming EP, “Like That” is still off to duplication, but Texas Rebel Radio‘s Beth Williams has the lead-off single, “Here Comes Another Good Time” and it’s making a debut tonight, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 6pm Mountain (7pm Central, 8pm Eastern).
I just received the final masters for the EP, and am a pretty happy camper right now! Thank you Jim Wilson Mastering.
Now let’s get this thing released and distributed.
I’ve been working with producer John McVey for months on 5 songs that are almost ready for release. It’s been a whirlwind ride, bringing in players like Nick Forster of eTown (where this pic was taken), who threw down some slick guitar leads. Now while the mastering happens, it’s time to finish up the artwork and all that.
What a world we live in. I’m holding a device about the size of a Pop Tart that has more computing power than the first Space Shuttle, writing whatever is on my mind and posting it to the interwebs.
Here is my cat high on painkillers after he injured his leg. He stared at nothing like this for at least fifteen minutes. Maybe I’ll write a song about it one day.
I’ve shuffled some things around, and muddled through some real nerdy stuff to make it cleaner and more user-friendly. The whole point of which is to better share some music with you.
You might notice that the most recent blog post before this is from 2012. I had abandoned the blog portion of this site for quite some time, trying to find other ways of getting news and info onto various platforms. I finally gave up and committed to doing it this way.
Why? I’ve been listening to a lot of Seth Godin lately, and I completely agree that shipping is the most important thing. Not getting it perfect before you leap. Finished is always better than perfect.
So hop in and let’s see if we can get this thing moving.
As always, thank you for listening.
Photo credit: Rita Dittrich