It's taken a bit to design and organize, but both my website and Spotify profile page now feature merchandise sales! I have t-shirts, coffee mugs, stickers, and iPhone cases available. Check it out and as always, I appreciate your support!
It's official! My next single, “Hold On Tight” will drop on May 19th. I've been working on it for the last couple of months and am very excited for everyone to hear it! Mike Schill returns playing bass guitar (thanks Mike!) and I had a ton of help from others providing extra ears during the process (Brian, PJ, Doug…you know who you are). More info about the song to come in future posts, but here's the album/song art as a teaser…
Thanks to everyone for what's been a terrific release of my EP, "Now & Again". It's currently available on all streaming services and I have ordered some CDs for those who may want them. I'll put up some links when they come in for purchase.
Hey everyone, just finalized everything with my distributor and scheduled a release date of Friday, December 9th for my EP titled "Now & Again"! I chose the title based on the tracks being a combination of songs written recently (the "Now") and in the past (the "Again"). Here's a preview of the album artwork:
I'll post more information including pre-save links, release notes, and more as it gets closer to the release date.
"Jodi's Pain" is one of those songs that practically wrote itself. I wrote it quite a while ago, but still remember it clearly. I had the acoustic guitar progression from the beginning and started humming to it. A few minutes in, humming turned to mumbling, then mumbling turned to phrases. The first of those phrases was "Jodi runs through the rain and thunder". I'm not quite sure why the name "Jodi" came out, but I wrote the rest of the song around that phrase.
It was important for me to tell the story and make sure the mood of the music mirrored the lyrics from the first measure to the last.
There was an earlier version of this song, wasn't there?
Yes! I mentioned that it was written quite a while ago and I also recorded an unreleased version with my brother Brian and two friends in Phoenix, Arizona (James Sego and Nick Marvich). When I started writing and recording for this project, I had several people who were familiar with the earlier version ask me if I was going to record and officially release it, so here it is!
Who contributed to "Jodi's Pain"?
I had a guest performer for the first time on this project. Mike Schill, who played with me years ago in the Buffalo, NY band "SkyHigh" played bass on this version. Mike has also recorded the bass track on my next song (written in the same timeframe as "Jodi's Pain", which should be out in early November.
Adam Kagan from Chalice Studios did the final mixing and mastering. Adam has worked with me on just about every song I've released and is terrific to work with.