VENTS premiered the studio recording of my song “Fisher King,” along with a little commentary. You might’ve heard this track before since I’ve posted a couple live versions on YouTube, but it feels good to finally sneak the studio version out into the world. Check it out below…
OMN was kind to premiere the lead-track (“Eden”) from my new album The Great Make Believer.
It’s a song kinda about the very first Catch-22. Check it out HERE.
It’s been a busy week for me in the world of wonderful radio.
Meanwhile I was a guest on Portland Radio Project’s morning rush-hour show last Monday, playing live versions of “Fisher King” and “Mission Bells.”
On Friday afternoon, I was the guest on KBOO Community Radio’s program THE SONGCIRCLE, playing a few songs live, spinning tracks from the new record, and chatting about pop music, Sesame Street, barnyard animals, Arthurian legend, Maine vs. Oregon, fatherhood, Harry Nilsson, and more.
Plus you can hear 3 other songs from my upcoming album performed live in the studio (solo acoustic) and listen to me and host John Barrington Jones grouse about just a few of Portland, Oregon’s urban ills (traffic, gentrification, etc.)
John kicked off the show, at my request, with a song by the band Dawes — so check out “A Little Bit of Everything” too. That song brings me to tears every time.
My first new album in five years is almost finished!
I’m very proud of these songs; they’re raw, spacious, and full of collaborative energy (thanks to some amazingly talented players). In keeping with that collaborative spirit, I’d love for you to play a part in this album’s release too.
I’ve partnered with PledgeMusic to offer a Pre-Order of the The Great Make Believer, along with regular updates on the project, behind-the-scenes videos and recordings, a few rad exclusives that will bring you closer to the creative process, plus some limited-edition posters, poetry chapbooks, poetry broadsides, t-shirts, and more.
The campaign will run for 60 days, and we’re hoping to raise enough funds to cover the last few steps in releasing the music (mastering, artwork/design, manufacturing, and marketing).
It would mean the world to me if you played a part in making this album a reality.
Thanks (always) for lending your ears,
Oh, and please be sure to tell your music-loving fans about this campaign too.
UPDATE: The show tonight had a last-minute cancellation (not me!!!), so it looks like I’ll be a guest in September. Tune in anyways for a Writers in the Round re-run.
Calling all terrestrial radio fans,
Tune in tonight between 7-8pm (EST). I’ll be playing songs and reading poems on WSCA 106.1FM’s “Writers in the Round” show, with fellow songwriter Nate Laban and host Deidre Randall.
You can listen over the airwaves if you’re in New Hampshire or Southern Maine. Or if you’re elsewhere in the world, listen online HERE.
Also, if you miss the live broadcast, the show for Wednesday, August 13th will be archived on the WSCA website for several weeks. Stream it!