Mia Dyson's New Album
Last summer Mia Dyson invited Pat and I to start work on the follow up to our last collaboration "The Moment." This January we went back into the studio in Ojai and laid down some of the most exciting, fearless music of Mia's career. Surrounded by an incredible team, it feels like anything is possible. Here's some photos from that exciting time.
Gregory Douglass' New Album
Gregory is one of my dearest, closest friends and an occasional collaborative partner whose consistent, high-quality output is staggering. We made an album together called "Battler" many summers ago that stands as one of my proudest artistic achievements.
Greg is just a few days away from funding a successful Kickstarter campaign to make a new album that takes his emotional, sweeping pop to the next level with a full orchestra and professional string arrangements. I've heard the songs that will make up this album and they are stunners. You can be the first to hear it and continue leading the charge to make the 21st century a time we'll all look back on as a return to the close relationship between artists and their patrons. There's just a few days left, so go pledge your support, hear some music and select a reward for your support at his kickstarter page.
Mia Dyson's Southwest Tour Dates (LA, AZ and SXSW)
I'll have music to share with you as soon as next week along with news about the pre-order options for Mia's new album. For now I want to invite you to join us on tour next week for shows in LA, AZ and at the yearly burning man of art+commerce, that musical shark tank we all can't believe is back again: SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX.
It's an honor to play drums in this band, which this time out includes Lee Pardini on bass and old friend and new LA local Zac Clark on keys.
If you plan to be at any of the shows below, or if you'll be at SXSW in Austin, please reach out, I'd love to say hello. If you're making plans for the rest of 2014 and wonder if we might make some plans together, that's also a great reason to get in touch.