Under Construction

Hey all - Over the coming months, you'll see some slow changes to the platform of this blog, including the design elements, the layout, etc. I want everything to reflect every project that I'm currently working on as part of this blog - from the Skyline Sessions, to the intimate concerts, to the blog itself. I don't envision actually taking the site down to do significant updates for a while, so don't worry! I just wanted to give everyone a heads up.

In the meantime, I'll be announcing a few more shows over the coming weeks - and doing a few more Skyline Sessions. I'm so unbelievably excited about all of these, and I hope you are too.

If you didn't get a chance, take 3 minutes and watch the most recent Skyline Session, which we filmed the night of Courtney Marie Andrews and Erin Rae's house show. I haven't felt as emotionally vulnerable as I did listening to those two women on that beautiful evening in a long time.



Please keep an eye out for exciting changes here - and hopefully I'll see all of you on November 13th at 914 N. California for an intimate evening with Cuddle Magic and Kalispell.

Be well.

Monday Funday

Outside of keeping you fine folks in the loop about house shows and other events of note, I haven't laid out a particularly exciting post in a while. Sorry about that. When I woke up today, my heart was very heavy. Some days do that. Some more than other. A slow commute to work, black-gray clouds, and a relentless rain didn't help the situation much at all. So what did I do? I pulled out my phone, grabbed my iPod, uncoiled my headphones, and went to the tunes and videos that have kept me sane through the chaos of the year.

So I thought I'd sit down and put some of those out there into this little space, in the hopes that they might lift up your Monday evening in a way that was so damn necessary for me today. WIthour further ado -

I've been obsessed with Courtney Marie Andrews lately. She's all kinds of powerful, and this video is no exception. It's so hauntingly reminiscent of a young Joan Baez, her heart heavy and her eyes brimming with tears. Goosebumps. Wow.



I also can't stop listening to Dessa's new album. She might be every ounce of everything I love about the possibilities of hip-hop as an art form. She broke down a song off that new album into an acoustic living room session. 'Call Off Your Ghost':



I'm not sure how long this will last online, but I'm madly in love with The National, and this is the whole performance from Bonnaroo this year. Get it while it's still up...



Adam over at Songs For The Day put this song up today, and I can't stop listening. Seryn - 'Ivory Black'

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Something about this song from Cloud Cult taps into the adult version of all of the fears and the amazement I possessed in high school. I can't stop playing it. Thanks to Bailey for this one.



Some exciting announcements over the next couple of weeks - so keep your eyes peeled. And if you haven't seen yet - I'm posting stuff over on Facebook as well, so come visit me and like it for more frequent updates!


Love y'all!

these lonely dreams need something to work towards

Courtney Marie Andrews is a stunning songwriter from the Pacific Northwest. She released a new album today - "On My Page', and it is absolutely heartbreakingly beautiful. It's the perfect soundtrack for strong coffee, spring mornings, and watching the dew drip in the soft April sunlight. Listen to this track, watch a video of her play, and then head over to her Bandcamp and buy the album. It's a whole $5. I promise it's worth it.

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This video was recorded in December - but this is the title track of the album.


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Seriously guys, do yourself a favor and pick this one up. Right now. Listen to it tomorrow when you're fighting the sleep away and settling into your morning.