It's been a busy week for me in the world of wonderful radio.
XRAY.FM's Hello Cruel World show played my new song "Lonely People," and both the inaugural episode of their Alive With Pleasure show and the Forever Now show spun "Fisher King."
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.
My new song “Evangeline” from THE GREAT MAKE BELIEVER premiered this past Saturday on XRAY.FM’s ‘Hello Cruel World’ show. Check it out on the XRAY archives at http://xray.fm/broadcasts/view/8074.
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 so excited to announce the forthcoming release of my new album The Great Make Believer. The record features some of the best songs I've ever written, and it was created in a totally different way from how I've worked in the past. How different? Well, check out this short video:
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.
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!