Tiny Desk Contest 2016

The 2016 Tiny Desk Contest has begun. I missed it last time around, so I decided to give it a go this year. It was a royal pain in the ass to …

First Year In Review

My twenty-fifth Christmas has come and gone, and my twenty-fifth New Years is in sight. What better time to reflect on what went right—and wrong—in 2015? Before I do this, though, it’s important …

The Small Things

It was a cool autumn night as we pulled our cars up to the back of the Wild Wing Cafe in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The back door was open and an …

Booming Summer

I’ve been extremely busy since my last progress update in April, but that’s a good thing. These past four months have been damn good to us. Since the album’s release, my band and I have been hard at …

Album Release

The album’s out, the release show is over, and now the promotional phase of the project begins. Just like anything else, promotion is vital to the success of a project and …

The Home Stretch

With the release show looming, the album is in the home stretch. Although there are still things to do, and only one recording session in which to do them, I …

Piano Ballade No. 1

Chopin is one of my major musical influences. His Etude Op. 10 No. 3 is one the most powerful pieces of music I have ever heard. Even though I was already …