Recently, a song of mine, "Remains of the Day" from my album Year of the Swallowtail was featured in a regional ad for MINI Cooper. It's currently airing throughout the Northeast, but in case you haven't seen it (or if you live elsewhere), check it out below:
For those of you who haven't heard of Matthew Perryman Jones, you’ve certainly heard his music somewhere - whether it was on television, in a film, or, like I initially heard him, touring with Ten Out of Tennessee, a collective of some of the best emerging songwriters from Nashville, TN.
It's long been a dream of mine to record in Nashville, so when I saw an opportunity to have Matthew produce a song from my upcoming album, there was no way I could pass it up. This weekend, I'll be heading down to Music City to record my first single with Matthew alongside a lineup of incredible local musicians.
Here's the catch: we only have one day to do it.
I'll be documenting as much as possible throughout the day, so make sure to "like" my Facebook page for updates, outtakes (well, and probably a few mistakes).
I was honored to sit down with Dylan Wise of Tell Me Something I Want to Hear to do an interview and in-studio performance the other day. If you haven't heard of his blog, definitely check it out - there are interviews with some phenomenal local songwriters, artists, and authors (including Tony Pacitti, author of one of my favorite books of the year, My Best Friend is a Wookie). Give it a listen here.
I was lucky enough to play guitar and sing on a version of "Factory"for Bruce Springsteen’s YouTube series Hangin’ Out On E Street with fellow songwriter Nick Loss-Eaton of Brooklyn based band, Leland Sundries and pedal steel extraordinaire Ian Taylor Sutton. You can check out the video on Bruce Springsteen's official YouTube channel here.
"Around the Bend," a song from my second EP (Stranger Land, 2007) will be featured on episode 7 of The Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch, which airs on Tuesday May 24th at 9pm EST. For anyone who hasn't seen the show before, it chronicles the real-life stories of five king crabbing boats during the fall and winter fishing seasons on Alaska's Bering Straight. As a huge fan of the show myself, along with 10 million others (!) who tune in each week, I couldn't be more excited. I'll be posting a link to the episode after it airs, but for now, check out the song here.