Special thanks to the folks at Hartford Magazine, Hartford Courant and CTNOW for featuring me in the October cover story! It’s a piece about full-time artists in the CT area, and I’m honored to be among this great bunch. Check out the article here:
I am very excited to announce my signing with Vater Perussion for a drumstick endorsement. I've been playing their Session stick for a while and it's amazing. I'm really looking forward to trying out some of their new products, and will keep you updated. Big thanks to Chad Brandolini for bringing me on board! Here's my profile on the Vater.com site:
The day has come that our new single "Light Me Up" is available worldwide on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and more. Give it a listen! The full album, also titled "Light Me Up" is due out October 16, 2015
We just announced our tour for the Fall, supporting the release of our new EP. Ticket links below:
10/14 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
10/15 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Stache at The Intersection
10/16 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
10/17 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
10/18 - Madison, WI - Frequency
10/21 - Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe
10/22 - Newport, KY - Southgate House
10/23 - Chattanooga, TN - Camp House
10/24 - Milledgeville, GA - Deep Roots Festival
10/27 - Tampa, FL - Crowbar
10/28 - Orlando, FL - The Social
10/29 - Atlanta, GA - Vinyl
10/30 - Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre
11/1 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
11/11 - Boston, MA - Sinclair
11/13 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Lounge
11/14 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
12/9 - Washington, DC - The Hamilton
12/11 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
12/12 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
12/13 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
That's right, we're finally putting out our new Album in October. Can't wait to share it with you guys!
We just got word that the new Starbucks ad is airing, featuring our song "Further On." It premiered tonight during The Voice on NBC. We've known about the commercial for a couple weeks, but still haven't seen it! Funny how these things work. Once I find it online, I'll post it up here.
I had the great pleasure of performing on the Sail Across The Sun cruise with Stephen Kellogg last week. The cruise was hosted by the band Train, and we got to share the stage with great artists like Ingrid Michaelson, A Great Big World, Andy Grammer, and The Wailers. Stephen and I played 3 shows together as a duo, before he got asked to sing for Pat Monahan of Train. Pat's voice was shot after a few days of cruising, so Stephen got to sing the hits with the band while Pat stood next to him. It was really cool to see my partner in crime rock the crowd with Train!
New tour dates, with more to come!
The new Bronze Radio Return record is coming along amazingly. We spent 3 weeks at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, TX. Then did 2 more weeks at Blackwatch Studios in Norman, OK, where our producer Chad Copelin resides. We're nearing the end, with only a few studio sessions left, before F Reid Shippen starts to mix the hell out of it. In my opinion, this is the most distinct, and unique sounding record we've created as a band. We're pushing the limits of what roots-rock can be. I got to do a lot of tracking on this beautiful 79' Rogers Butcher Block kit (pictured). We were lucky to have such great gear at our disposal, including vintage 251's, and M50 mics. These were by far the best drum sounds I've ever been a part of. The release date is TBD right now.....more to come!
Wow, our song "Further On" was played on the Golden Globes tonight! We were lucky enough to have the song in Bill Murray's latest movie, "St. Vincent" and the song was played while highlighting the movie. That song has seen a lot of airtime this year, being in commercials like Blue Moon Brewing, Olive Garden, Academy Sports, the PGA Tour and shows like American Idol.
I just wrapped up a great tour with singer/songwriter Stephen Kellogg. We played small theaters throughout the country as a duo, and almost every show was sold out! Playing drums in a duo setting is very challenging. I had to learn about 70 tunes, and re-interpret them for this type of show. I ended up playing a lot of percussion (shaker, tambourine) kind of grooves, and got to do a lot of brushwork. I haven't played brushes that much since my days of playing jazz gigs 6 nights a week. I also got to really put my vocal chords to the test, singing harmonies on every song. Most nights, we also had a guest or 2 from that city sit in. In Nashville, we had Hailey Steele, who was supporting us on the tour, and Annie Clements sit in for a few (pictured). Stephen was such a great guy to work with. Talk about a seriously driven artist! Catch us together periodically throughout the year. Next up is the Train Cruise, on Feb 13.