Friday, September 10, 2010

EP Release Concert!

So the EP is officially finished. It's being printed as we speak and will arrive the day before the release concert (phew...that was close). The same thing happened with the last CD so I guess I shouldn't be so surprised by that. *cough* I am so looking forward to sending this out into the world so you can listen to it. I hope you enjoy it. I enjoyed making it.

I'll start rehearsing soon with the band. Check out this line-up: Ryan Tilby on bass, Jacob Skaggs on drums, Stuart Maxfield on guitar, and Brian Hardy on keys...not to mention Stephanie Mabey on backing vocals and glock. Hopefully I can convince some others to sing as well like Dustin Christensen and maybe Ryan Tanner if he's up for it. And maybe I can even entice Lacey Smith into playing some cello.

Jarrett Burns is even going to join me on a song, the duet we sang together on his album. There will be some other surprises and giveaways throughout the evening as well. I want to make this as fun for you as possible. I hope you'll join me.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Recording is complete

Recording is complete. Scott is now comping songs (piecing together a complete version of all the best takes) and then on to mixing. It was an insane and emotionally and physically exhausting two days, but well worth it. The talent in that group of musicians is unreal. I am extremely pleased with the final product. I can't wait to share it with you.

Here is what I'll be staring at for the next few hours.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

EP on the way

I may have mentioned in previous posts that in I'm going start recording an EP. What was originally scheduled for the last week of May has been pushed until mid-June. Scott Wiley will be producing it.

Scott Wiley is a freakin' genius. I've been wanting to work with him since I was a bright-eyed 16 year old kid hanging out at his studio because my friend Andy worked as his assistant engineer. Although we've discussed working together in the past, it never really worked out until now. I've worked on a few things here and there with Scott (including this, this, and this to name a few) but never any of my own stuff. But starting mid-June we'll head into the studio with an all-star group of musicians to record a live studio album. "Live" meaning we won't be over-dubbing a bunch of stuff like most regular albums. What you hear will have been played live in the same take by musicians that will blow your socks off. I mean, look at this list: Paul Jacobsen, Dustin Christensen, Ryan Tanner, Pat Campbell, Ryan Tilby, Nate Pyfer, Dylan Schorer, Brian Hardy, Stephanie Mabey...I might have missed someone. Hopefully this will give the EP a raw, intimate vibe. There isn't an adjective that adequately describes my excitement.

Anyhoo, to prepare to make this EP the best that it can be I've been working on some new material. Stephanie Mabey and I have co-written a song that I'm super excited about. I'm also currently working on a co-write with Paul Jacobsen via email. It's an interesting process. It's not finished yet (my fault). But, boy howdy, I'm floored to be writing with Paul.

Want to know what else is rad about this album? Ryan Tanner is designing it and Jed Wells is doing photos. What?! I know. Now all I have to do is not suck.

EDIT: Recording begins June 15th!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

new music?

So, the latest news is this...

New EP coming this year. (5 or 6 song album) produced by the ΓΌber talented Scott Wiley. It's gonna happen, folks.

More news later. Details to come...

Monday, March 15, 2010


It bugs me so bad when people don't update their blogs regularly.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Mormon Messages

I am humbled and also thrilled to have been a part of one of these inspiring messages from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I hope we all can find an opportunity to show our love for someone this week, whether spouse, significant other, brother, sister, parent, neighbor, friend, or even a stranger. God bless.