Ep. 68: Song Challenge with Tom Brinton “The First Time I Heard The Strokes”

February 19, 2018

For this week's episode, I'm joined by Tom Brinton. We challenged ourselves to "write a song about another band." We ended writing a song about the first time Tom heard The Strokes and appropriately titled the song, "The First Time I Heard The Strokes." Listen to our conversation writing the song and the process of recording it in this podcast.

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Ep. 67: Song “Flawed” (New Song)

February 12, 2018

For this week's episode, I break apart a brand new song I just recorded called "Flawed," which will be on my new album coming out later this year.

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Ep. 66: Song “Based On A True Story” (Influenced by Radiohead)

February 5, 2018

Today’s episode is about a song I wrote back in high school called "Based On a True Story." It's influenced by a Radiohead tune, "Bulletproof... I Wish I Was" from their album, The Bends.

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Ep. 65: Song Challenge with Mike Fjerstad “Be Right Back (The Time Warp Blues)”

January 29, 2018

I'm joined by professional guitarist and friend, Mike Fjerstad. We challenged ourselves to "write a song based on an abbreviation." We chose "BRB" and came up with an epic story about a sci-fi romance involving a time warp. Hear our conversation writing the song and process of recording it in this week's episode.


Ep. 64: Song “Night Sky” (Influenced by R.E.M.)

January 22, 2018

This one is an oldie written during high school. At the time, I was digging the mandolin sounds on R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" so I tried to use that as a template.

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Ep. 63: Song “Somebody” (Depeche Mode Cover in the Style of Blake Shelton)

January 15, 2018

I was recently apporached by someone to record Depeche Mode's song "Somebody" in the style of Blake Shelton to be sung at his wedding. 

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Ep. 62: Song “Lounging Around” (Influenced by Bossa Nova Music)

January 11, 2018

My attempt to write something in a Bossa Nova style. Influenced by the Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz track, "The Girl From Ipanema."

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Ep. 61: Guest Camille Nelson (Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitarist)

January 1, 2018

For this episode, I'm joined by a special guest, acoustic guitarist Camille Nelson. We talked about how she got started making music and she shares some of the stories behind the songs on her new album, Lead Me Home.


Ep. 60: Christmas Song – Little Drummer Boy

December 22, 2017

When my wife and I first married, we started a tradition of recording Christmas songs every year. Sometimes it's just one song and other years, we've recorded as many as five. We've kept it up for 11 years now, totaling 24 songs. This year, we recorded "Little Drummer Boy." I sang lead vocals, played acoustic guitar, bass, mandolin, tamborine, and cajon. My wife, Melissa sang harmony vocals. Our three kids joined in and played cajon and sang backing vocals. It was a fun song to put together. I hope you enjoy it and have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.


Ep. 59: Favorite Music of 2017 - Top Ten Albums

December 11, 2017

In this episode, I highlight my favorite music of the year including songs from Dr. Dog, Dan Auerbach, Jeff Tweedy, Asgeir, Mac Demarco, LCD Soundsystem, Iron & Wine, Morning Teleportation, Spoon and Jason Isbell.

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