Somehow, two whole weeks have already passed since my summer show season ended. This whole year has been a crazy ride of one awesome musical experience after another: recording, playing a packed gig calendar, relaunching my YouTube channel. It’s been amazing...but also a lot to process. With everything that’s going on, I figured this is a good time to take to the blog, and lay out all that’s happened and all that’s to come.
The biggest music news, of course, is probably the YouTube stuff. Throughout the month of August, I released 12 live videos of original songs, many of which had never before been recorded. I’ve always been a “live musician”—the shows are really where my passion lies. So, needless to, “Live at the Depot” was a blast to share, and I’m stoked to finally have some performance footage online. If you haven’t checked them out yet, all 12 videos can be found grouped in this convenient playlist.
Those videos weren’t the only ones recorded, however. A total of four full shows were taped this summer. And while my sets were largely comprised of original music, plenty of favorite covers made appearances as well. Like this one:
There are quite a few videos that I’m pretty happy with, and will be sharing on the YouTube channel in the coming months. It’s a great time to subscribe.
The other main project swirling around the batcave at the moment is recording. Early this year, I went into the studio and cut a six song EP. Since then, the tracks have been bouncing back and forth for mix adjustments, but due to other schedule commitments and general life craziness, the progress has been slow. Things are moving forward, however, and I hope to be able to share something from the EP before the end of the year.
Really though, the most exciting thing that I have going on right now isn’t a music thing at all...it’s that I’m getting married in two weeks! Planning a wedding at the same time as playing my fullest show calendar ever has been challenging, but I’m fortunate enough to have a partner who has been incredibly supportive and understanding of my strange work schedule these past few months. It’s been a SUPER exciting, wonderful time...and has also taught me an awwwwful lot about time management.
All that being said, now that the dust is settling I’m going to be taking it easy on music for a few months to work on some other projects, dig into the recordings, and lay the groundwork for next year. All won’t be totally quiet—I’ll still be releasing those videos on YouTube I mentioned. So if you want to stay up to date with the going’s on, that’s where the action will be for a while.
I’ve also got one other secret special project in the works...and since you took the time to read all the way to the bottom of this lengthy post, I thought I’d leave you with a hint at the shape of it.
Till next time!