I'm traveling back to my home away from home, Pittsburgh, PA, on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 to participate in a songwriter's showcase at the Speakeasy above NOLA in Market Square. If you'll be in the area that night come on down & check out the songs and stories behind some of them. I'm on from 7:15pm-8:15pm. Also on the bill is the very talented Sophia Blake. She is on at 6:15pm.
After a lot of deliberation & consideration I have decided to give the crowdfunding thing a go for the new EP. I'm looking at March 6, 2020 as the official release date but that is subject to change. You can pre-order the new EP by following the link below. Tons of gratitude in advance for everyone that is willing to help out!
I'm excited to announce my new single, Believe, has been delivered from the mastering plant & will be available on digital formats in the very near future! The song was recorded at Closed Studios in Willoughby, OH by Jerome Cylin with Ned Rieke on drums, Rick Pflueger on bass & yours truly on the guitars & vocals. Additional recording was done at my home studio. A photo shoot is being set up for the cover art work & once that's all done and agreed upon the song will be sent to digital platforms with a release date announced soon there after.
As you may or may not know the Standing 8s & I are in the midst of recording a new album. It will be a 6 song EP & I'm hoping to have it available in the fall. A couple weeks ago I was in Bristol, VA to record 3 songs direct to vinyl at the Earnest Tube. Not sure what I'll be doing with those recordings but they will be available soon in digital format. After Bristol I headed to Nashville where I had the honor of sitting in with Ken Pengal's band at the legendary Tootsie's Orchid Lounge on Broadway. Having only met the musicians the second I walked on stage I had to call out songs that were somewhat universal so Night Moves & American Girl it was. HAHA. Videos for both are below as well as a shot of me recording to vinyl. Enjoy!
For those interested in donating to good causes & giving me more excuses to ride my bike(s), below are the 3 fundraisers I'll be participating in this summer. Feel free to donate to any or all. Each of these causes are near & dear to my heart.
On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Standing 8s & I entered Venue Studios in Euclid, Ohio to start recording our new album, Every Crowded Street. The goal is to have the 6 song EP out by the end of the summer. Check back here for updates!