2015: A Retrospective
Happy New Year! I hate how nearly every post I do on here requires an apology for my lack of updates. But, as you may already know, 2015 was a busy year for me. I released a single-a-month all year long (other than September for reasons out of my control) and I co-hosted “Date Nite,” a weekly live rock-n-roll revue in Nashville for most of the year. I played a handful of regional shows around TN and KY, as well as back home in the NW. Most of October was spent on the road (NY, NJ, and FL) playing bass with Florida-native soul singer, Kim Logan.
A few other releases came out in 2015 that included songs I co-wrote with other artists. On March 24th, Seattle-based band Pacific Gold released their debut album, “Sing My Welcome Home“, which features six tunes that I co-wrote the music for. On July 20th, Chicago-based Brian McSweeney released “Love Me Down” which features, “Black Friday” and “She Says #1 (Come Back Home),” which I co-wrote the lyrics for. On October 27th, Tanya Montana Coe – who I’ve been playing guitar with for the last couple years – released her debut album, “Silver Bullet,” which I produced, co-wrote “Let My Love,” “Did I,” and “You’re Gonna Love Me,” and performed many instruments on. I’ve also directed three music videos for Tanya, the third should be out soon.
I spent the winter holidays home in the NW, performing a week-long residency at Al’s Den in the Crystal Hotel in downtown Portland, OR. I’m now back in snowy Nashville preparing for upcoming regional shows as well as a trip back to the NW in April. My plan is to continue getting music videos made for the remainder of the single-a-month series (we have videos out for the first 6 songs so far), and hopefully start work on a new album in Spring/Summer. Keep checking here (and on my social media platforms) for more up-to-date news!