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I write songs. I play songs. I play songs that I write.
I write songs. I play songs. I play songs that I write.

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After quite a bit of time spent not writing, I managed to get productive and wrote three songs this October. Carrie shot a video of her favorite of the three, “fighting monsters,” on a cold fall day at Charlestown State Park, Indiana. Lyrics: don’t think…
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First full band (guitar, drums, keyboard, and loop pedal) practice session in the new place was a success! Had to block the door for a little while, but I kept the volume down so I think Carrie and the dogs were okay with it. Preparing for my first…
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Things have been kinda quiet on the music front lately, but good news! I’m playing my first Connecticut show with Run-On Sunshine and Malcolm Tent Wednesday, August 17.
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After a relatively quiet 2015 (as far as music goes), I played my first songwriter showcase of 2016 at Iron Cactus North in Austin. Amy Zamarippa (awesome host and great songwriter who has put together open mics and shows at Whip In, Fair Bean Coffee, and…
Songs-in-the-round at Iron Cactus
Songs-in-the-round at Iron Cactus
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Amanda Hawkins, my awesome sister-in-law (and the builder/designer of this site) is creating a collage a day on Instagram for #The100DayProject. Here are a few of my favorite pieces of her art, but you really should just follow Amanda on Instagram. 064,…
#The100DayProject
#The100DayProject
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I know you’re thinking, what did he mean by “Couch By Couchwest 2015 (indoors)”? Did he mean there was an “outdoors” session? Well, if that’s what you thought, you thought right. Watch rushmore beekeepers play “breathe easy,” “just passing by,” and “what…
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Rushmore Beekeepers at Couch By Couchwest 2015 (indoors)

For this year’s Couch By Couchwest music festival – in its fifth year! – I moved some instruments into the living room to record an electrified, drum-looped version of “your pretty black bow.” Carrie, the wearer of the pretty black bow, staged the couch…
Couch By Couchwest 2015 (indoors)
Couch By Couchwest 2015 (indoors)
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Bucket Full of Nails Weekly Bucket List, featuring "ufos"

Music blog Bucket Full of Nails included the like they do in movies song “ufos” on February 27’s playlist, along with Colleen Green, Houndmouth, Pete Greenwood, Pretend Sweethearts, Riverboat Gamblers, The Deep Dark Woods, The Martha’s Vineyard Ferries,…
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Aliens, Abductions, and the Silliness of Signs

Because there’s always more to talk about when it comes to space aliens, Mothman and other weird things that definitely exist, I recently joined a panel discussion on this special edition of Lucy Steigerwald’s Politics for People Who Hate Politics…
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Pete Yorn's Pedal Board

Went to a fantastic Pete Yorn solo acoustic show at Parish in Austin, TX tonight. Everybody was waiting in line to meet him and I just wanted to check out his pedal situation.
Pete Yorn's Pedal Board
Pete Yorn's Pedal Board
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