Vocal and guitar, one rough take, one track, melodic and intense two minutes and thirty seconds
A song (accompanied by accordion) about past, current and future(?) events. May or may not be helpful for election obsessives. Spoiler warning: spoilers. [more inside]
This little song that's somewhat about Don Draper sprung to life while rewatching the entire series of Mad Men. This is the audio of a video that's here, if you're into that sort of thing.
I've been cranking out a lot of songs almost involuntarily lately and many of them seem to sort into a genre I think of as "Tragicomic Americana," a traditional mode of American blues, country, and folk songwriting that ruminates on heartbreaks and losses exaggerated to such dramatic extremes, the effect becomes darkly comic, like Hank Williams's "There's a Tear in my Beer," for example. Well, FWIW, here's my latest attempt to make a minor contribution to that grand tradition... [more inside]
Home demo for a future studio production. A recounting of the events of the Sespe Wilderness tragedy of January 1969. Lyrics below the fold. [more inside]
A follow up to my last song, The Eternally Incomprehensible Thing, in memoriam my cat Einstein ????—2015-11-02.
The first song from my new EP - Americana fingerpicked singer-songwriter folk-rock-ish type music
A pop song about a POW being subjected to sleep experiments in a subterranean Arctic research cell. Solo home demo for an album coming in 2016. [more inside]
Gentle, warm, almost mantra-like song featuring guitars, piano, bass, lap steel, drums, bass, melodica, and vocals -- kinda sorta about seeing love as an art project. [more inside]
My 2nd FAWM song of the month. A waltz about the ocean. [more inside]
This is a dark folk song about Depression-era New Orleans. It's a collaboration between my wife and I.
a rough mix from a recent studio session by lucy jane. i'm playing the bass. look out for the sniffing at the end. [more inside]
An acoustic/alt-country (I suck at picking a genre) song off my album I recorded last year. [more inside]
This is a pretty stripped-down new song in kind of a singer-songwriter style. I'd be very curious to hear your thoughts. [more inside]
project for senior seminar. Acoustic + vocal. Poorly recorded, poorly written, poor performed :P [more inside]
Ooo! Spooky! Well, it should be pretty obvious that this song has almost nothing to do with literal werewolves, and everything to do with a predatory mindset, but that doesn’t keep it from weirding my mother out every time I play it!
A song about a Devil's X-Ray.
This is my great, sweeping ballad … my Piano Man, if you will. Tinged with chili powder. [more inside]
A simple cautionary tale of how celebrity, glamour, ambition and just-plain inauthenticity can twist a human soul. Also, you can dance to it. [more inside]
This is the first song off my album I just finished recording. I guess it's very folk-like.
Today's forecast calls for a wintry mix of snow and melancholy. [more inside]
Here's a song about those times when picking a random direction and hitting the road seems like best idea ever. [more inside]
This is a pop track from my new album "Save You From Yourself" featuring my friend Jerin on harmony vox. [more inside]
The title track from my new album, which you can download for free at my site. Recorded on July 28 at SCM Recordings in Santee, California.
A bittersweet song of love. I produced a video for this last week that came out really well. Have a look at Google. There's a lower quality version up at You Tube as well. Thanks!