Tag: anniversary

  • Paint that Smile

    Today is the anniversary of the reissue of my Painted Smiles record. I made this record with my sister in 2003. If you own the CD version of this project, you have probably heard the bonus track at the end of the record. It’s not available on the digital version. Grandma sang this song all…

  • Judgement is 14

    I recently read an article that condemned artists for celebrating anniversaries of their work. The idea is that an individual wanting to enjoy your work doesn’t need a milestone to engage with it. Art is not like wine. Years don’t make your work better. I understand this sentiment in general and it is probably valid.…

  • Busted Banjo is 2

    “It’s a joyous noise on a busted banjo” It’s been two years since the release of my record called Busted Banjo. My banjo isn’t any less busted and I still haven’t learned how to really play the thing. I’m still doing my best to make a joyous noise. Listen to Busted Banjo everywhere you stream…

  • Weird Folk is 4

    “Oddballs, old friends, and weird folk” My record called Weird Folk is four years old. It feels like a couple of lifetimes have happened since then. A lot of things have changed in the last four years but a lot of stuff is exactly the same. I’ll keep making weird folk for the Weird Folk…

  • Open Windows is 3

    Today is the anniversary of the project I did with my friends in the band Dragonfly Grove. It seems like a good time to call out this project as they just announced they are officially done as a band. As a going away party they will be releasing a ton of music. I’m excited to…

  • Princess and the Hero is 20

    It was on this day exactly 20 years ago that I stood on a stage with my band and we were performing all of the songs from my record called “Princess and the Hero.” It was a release party for an epic record. I had written and recorded this project in total secrecy and this…

  • Stay at Home is 3

    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” I guess that’s already been written. There’s not much that I can say that hasn’t already been said. You remember it, it was weird. There are very few people alive that can remember an event comparable to this one. I released a record…

  • 5 Years of Breakfast

    I’ve enjoyed breakfast with the Weird Folk for five years!!! During the last five years, we’ve been through several different iterations of the show but it has been a consistent part of my artistic routine. The first time that I hit the button to go live, I had no idea how much it would change…

  • Banjo Love is 12

    I made Banjo Love back in 2011. At the time I was lost and floundering. I was trying to be a full-time musician and it wasn’t working. I wasn’t playing shows. I wasn’t writing songs. My computer died and I had to rebuild my studio setup from scratch. I did have a junk store banjo.…

  • You’re Scattered Everywhere

    Today is the anniversary of the reissue of our record called Painted Smiles. It is the record that I made with my sister. If you have the CD version of the record, you have probably heard the bonus track at the end of the record. It’s not available on the digital version. Our grandma sang…

  • Judgement is 13

    On this day, way back in 2010, Judgement was born. I guess this record was born in the studio during the months leading up to that date. But this is the anniversary of the day the record was released into the world. It feels weird to listen to my music but I’m gonna give this…

  • Three Years of Weird Folk

    Weird Folk is three years old today. It feels like that record was the beginning of so many things. It feels like I was in the studio recording it last week. We’ve made so much good music since then. I’ve met so many oddballs that are now old friends. I’m so grateful for all of…

  • Open Windows 2022

    In the fall of 2020, I worked on a record called Open Windows. It is two years old today. I made this record with my friends in the band Dragonfly Grove. I love the people in this band. It was great to collaborate with them. The songs are great representations of who we are individually…

  • Sycamore Anniversary 1

    Last summer on this date, I released a single. My kid heard it and said, “even people my age might like this song.” Check out this recording of my song called “Kissing Tree.” The b-side is a cover of a song that I love. Here is “Kissing Tree” on YouTube.