Happy belated New Year everyone! I’m so sorry it’s been a million years since my last update. I’m back on the train and ready to keep you all informed! As always, a MILLION thanks for checking in on what’s happening in my little world. LOTS IS HAPPENING! New music that I produced by Clay Hughes, as well as Joplin based band The Too’s is now ready for your aural consumption. You can hear some from each in the updated playlist below. Clay’s track “Atmosphere” has been getting some love from Kansas City’s radio station, The Bridge. The Too’s are on the road right now pushing the new album, “Outer Sounds”, which also happens to be pressed on Vinyl! Siiiick. It’s always a pleasure to be involved in what I feel is such good music.
2016 saw some really fun things for me. I got to do production and mixing for people in Germany, the UK and random parts of the U.S. I got hired on as the drummer for the Life Church campus in Overland Park, KS. I wrote more music than I ever have in my life… and I HAD ANOTHER BABY! WHAT?! Yup. September brought our new daughter into the world. She was born in our living room. How cool is that? I think it’s pretty cool… and she’s an absolute beauty. But there was also some tragedy with the loss of my mom, and cancer seeming to run a muck among way too many. We lost a ton of incredibly influential artists, and had the nation seem to be more divided than ever with the election of a new President.
But, I’m here to declare that 2017 is gonna be a great one. I only know this because I’ve decided that the only way for it to be great is to make it great! I’ve been doing some serious personal development and getting things in order for what I think is going to be my most productive year yet. Here’s what’s up.
- Sound and Patterns Music is NOW LIVE. This is my commercial music company. I’ve been working hard to get everything up and running, and the LLC is fully in place and ready to rock. So, if you’ve got people that you know that do film, commercials or the like, please hit me up or pass the page along!
- I’m going to release a solo EP! This is terrifying. After Mom passed, I went away for a few days and wrote some songs. I recently went into the studio and tracked almost everything myself, but am getting a few friends involved, including my brother Chance. I’m expecting to release a single in late February and am very proud of this work.
- I’ll be producing more music with more awesome folks! If you want to work on some music, PLEASE hit me up! Let’s talk and make something happen! I enjoy working with other people more than anything else!
- I’m going to take chances!
Ladies and gents, I truly believe that we hold the power to make our lives great, and I’m SO excited to see this year start to take shape. In less than 40 days I’ve felt like I’ve made more headway than I ever thought possible. What are you doing to make your dreams a reality?! What ARE your dreams?! Email them to me! Seriously! If you ever want to talk about things like that, let me know! Anyway - go out there and MAKE GREAT SH*T! BECAUSE YOU CAN!
More to come!