Thanks largely to my dear friend, Ryan Jahn, he and I hosted a three and a half hour broadcast last night for anyone who logged on to Peacemaker. It included nonsensical convos, heartfelt songwriter songs, and some really fun tunes, too. We are both overwhelmed with the amazing tone that the chat room took, with comments from many various friends. Ya'll made the show an amazing experience. So stay cool and keep an eye out for us around the next corner.
If you were unable to catch the live show, you can stream it here!
As some of you know, I was a finalist for the Newsong Music Contest that included a grand prize of...
- A fully funded EP produced with Iestyn Polson
- An appearance on NPR's Mountain Stage
- An appearance at Sundance Music Cafe
...and other things!
Photo by Darial R. Sneed
I did not win. I did, however, advance to become one of the last remaining five out of over 2,000 applicants. It was good fun and some kind of nerve-racking being judged overtly. But well worth it. I can now say I played Lincoln Center to a packed audience and not be lying.
I have been selected as a finalist for a fully funded tour of the Northeast. The contest is a collaboration between American Songwriter and Fishman, who have selected 25 finalists, one of which will recieve $2000 for tour support, the Fishman SA220 Solo Performance System, 10 dates in small venues along the East coast, and a feature in Fishman's next ad campaign. Good things happen to those who apply for contests! Check out my fellow contestants here at American Songwriter! Also, big ups to my new friend James Wallace, who recently started a management relationship with the man himself, THE ROADHOG!
Stay tuned, the winner will be announced Friday September 14th.
Peace and Love
There's a wonderful bar in Williamsburg with a tiny train car in the back where singers and bands come to communicate through song. It has a gorgeous overgrown pack patio and an incredible gin Cucumber Collins. It's called Pete's Candy Store and it is currently hosting me for a September residency every Tuesday night at 8 O'Clock. Hope to see all of you who can feasibly make it and enjoy hearing me sing.