NPR’s Morning Edition recently put out a call for musicians to re-imagine their theme music, and I finally had a chance to throw something together. Kate Rears Burgman came through with the cello and I played/recorded the rest of the instruments in my home studio.
I’m a fan of the show myself, so it was fun to get to take a crack at a song I hear in the background most days. Hope you dig it. Thanks for listening….
Charlottesville! We are very happy to be coming back to play a FREE acoustic show with our buddy, Michael Coleman. We were fortunate to get to share the stage with him a couple years ago. Looking forward to another great night at The Garage.
Last year while I was working on the new record, ‘Matter,’ I was spending a ton of time playing instruments and hunched over my computer recording/programming/mixing/tcob/etc…. Eventually my body got all bent out of shape about it (get it?) and my wrists and arms starting bothering me.
I ended up going to the doctor and was prescribed lots and lots of stretching. Which can be a really calming and meditative thing to spend a bunch of hours doing. But then, other times it can be an INCREDIBLY boring thing to spend a bunch of hours doing. Like, really boring. So I made a small Spotify mix with some of my favorite instrumental songs, which then little by little grew into a much bigger mix. And by the end it was almost 13 hours long.
Most of the songs are old favorites of mine. Some are relatively new to me. But, it has served me well as a stretching/yoga/working/chilling/reading mix, and if you use Spotify, hopefully you can get some mileage out of it.
We’re celebrating the release of the new record, ‘Matter,’ with a show at one of our favorite venues, Black Cat, in DC on Thursday, March 3rd with our friends Color Palette & Me and Karen. We love Black Cat and are really looking forward to hanging out and playing some new and old songs. You can get your tickets here.
Here’s the info:
Thursday, March 3, 2016.
WE WERE PIRATES
Record Release Concert with Special Guests:
ME & KAREN
There’s a new WWP album coming out….in March! It took a minute or two to write and record and mix. But that’s all done now and soon it will be an actual thing that you can have and listen to and accessorize.
I’m really proud of the new tracks and hope/think you’ll like ‘em too. And we’ve gotten the crew back together to learn the songs and hang out and drink beers and enjoy each others’ company. Look for a DC release show announcement soon.
Also, a bit ago I got out of town and went down to Nashville to make a video with my good, good friend, Daniel Shepherd and his esteemed colleague, Joey Ciccoline. Well, I guess technically they made the video. I mostly just played some instruments and sang a song while they captured all of the good times and memories in some small digital boxes with lenses attached.
Keep an ear to the ground for updates and I’ll make sure to keep you posted on all of the newness and freshness to come. Meanwhile, I hope that everything is cool with you. Let’s catch up soon, yeah?!?!
Oh, and here are some photos from the video shoot….