Hello everyone. Three weeks ago tomorrow night I was in a car accident with my friend Jason. We are both banged up but on the mend. Many of you have been sending me the most awesome well-wishes in the post, via email, and through our social media accounts. Thank you very much for all the awesome, positive support. In another three weeks I should be back to 100%.
Jason, who was driving at the time, lost a ton of gear in the crash and got stuck with the bill. He’s presently trying to raise money so that he can still release his next for algernon record on time. Please consider contributing to his Kickstarter campaign: http://kck.st/O3pIyq
If you haven’t heard the word, The Seedy Seeds‘ tourmates The Winter Sounds have been fighting a seemingly Sisyphean battle with their van—a struggle which has no doubt pushed the band to the brink of where sanity tumbles into the unstable unknown (read the saga here: #StrandedInFrederick). TSS has recorded a demo on the fly (available for download through 5/2) in the hopes of raising some additional funds to help our friends route back to our tour that passed them by (more). If you are in a particularly generous mood, please consider helping out: http://theseedyseeds.bandcamp.com/track/echo-demo
The American Dream, tour van of The Winter Sounds.
In other news, I’ve added a new date with Billy Wallace at Pike Street Lounge. Be there with us June 4.
Earlier in the week, The Seedy Seeds premiered a new music video on BUZZGRINDER. All the credits are owed to the brother/sister duo Team Kolendo. If you like it, please share the shit out of it with everyone you know—even folks you don’t much care for!
I’m back from some dates on the road with The Seedy Seeds! Some of the cool stuff we did this time around besides playing our songs in music clubs included performing on the first ever episode of UC’s Queen City Sessions (Bearcast’s new video and music enterprise), doing an on-air with Fearless Kris on Fearless Radio, recording a “Let’s Get Serious” podcast with Kendall Bruns, and catching a little bit of Kool Keith’s set at Reggies Rock Club.
Next on the agenda is preparing for a couple of local shows: 1/31 at Sitwell’s and 2/8 at MOTR Pub, and working on some film scoring.
My good friend and collaborator Jason Wells of for algernon will be joining me Tuesday, 31 January at Sitwell’s Coffee House as we perform in support of Ohio House of Representatives candidate Luke Brockmeier.
And if you can’t make the political rally, I hope you’ll join me at MOTR Pub on Wednesday, 8 February. The band and I open for my very, very talented friend Cheyenne Marie Mize. And when I say band, what I mean to say is I am more excited than excited to announce I’ll be flanked by Billy Wallace on ukelele, mandolin, guitar and more, fellow Seed Mike Ingram on percussion, and Pop Empire’s Cameron Cochran on pedal steel!
And lastly: I’m composing music for a film. The material I’m writing is instrumental, and very different from anything I do with The Seedy Seeds and from my solo stuff. It’s a very rewarding exercise; I will definitely write more updates as I get further along in the process.
Billy and I are back in town safe and sound. Thank you to everyone who gave us such wonderful support while we were on the road!!
I have added new dates to my upcoming performance schedule; the first occurs tomorrow, so update your calendar and get ready to party (Mike Ingram will be performing with me!). Be sure to mark Feb 8 as well, I’ll take the stage with the full band when we open for Cheyenne Marie Mize at MOTR Pub!
In between the usual busyness with The Seedy Seeds, I’m carrying on my efforts in refining all my material for my first ever solo record. I’ll continue to post updates when newsworthy progress is made…