I co-wrote a quirky country song about love and breaking up in the digital age under the pseudonym Carl Jacob and Sheri Lynn. It will appear on the 2019 Louisville is for Lovers comp which is set for release Friday, February 1st. Pre-order available now. The CD will come with one of four covers designed by artists at StudioWorks, a local arts program for artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities
As the rate of hate crimes continue to increase in the U.S. and a political movement towards homogeny swells, my heart was broken thinking about the prospect of losing those you love most—or yourself becoming a target—as I watched footage from last year’s Charlottesville “Unite The Right” rally in which a white supremacist drove a car into a crowd of people of color and anti-racist activists, murdering Heather Heyer.
May love prevail.
On Friday, August 17th, I’m digitally releasing a song called “Love in the Time of Hate” that was inspired by the white supremacist attack on anti-racist protesters at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, killing activist Heather Heyer last year.
The track is a collaboration with producer/sound designer Gabriel Walker.
It’ll be available on all your favorite and least favorite streaming and download sites (Spotify, YouTube Music, Apple Music/iTunes, Bandcamp, etc).
[Artwork by Fisher Williams]
I recorded this raw and beautiful collaborative EP with my friend Zack Kouns—an experimental/electronic/hermetic hillbilly/noise musician—out in his home in rural Appalachia during the winter of 2015.
A couple of these tracks were released on comps last year while I was touring, but I wanted to share a few more from our sessions.
Jack Scally was kind enough to let me use his painting “Tired of the Ghosts” for the cover art.
I’ve played 29 shows over the last six months, traveled on my “off” days, and recorded a couple dozen songs, logging over 20,000 miles along the way. It was a brief but good run, and I’m taking a much needed break from the road. To thank everyone for their support and at the request to keep things “just me and my guitar,” I am releasing a live-tracked album of my set from tour. It was recorded in storage unit in Jerseydelphia over the summer.
I’m happy to announce that the EP formerly known as “Brown and Brown Sessions” has been spit shined! Joanna Davis Designs redid the artwork and graphic design, and I also had it mastered at Record at the Bins with Mike Britt. I recorded this EP back in 2005 with the late producer Kevin Brown (Diana Krall, Bela Fleck, The Verve Pipe), and I’m so proud of this.
If you bought Brown and Brown off me during tour, I’m offering you a free download of the remastered EP. Your purchase kept me going on the road, and I want you to know how much I appreciate your support. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll send you a download code. Bandcamp allows you to download high quality digital files in addition to MP3s.
In January of 2015, I recorded with experimental/noise/hermetic hillbilly musician Zack Kouns. I’m happy that one of the songs from those sessions has found a good home on the We Have a Bevin Problem – A Kentucky Music Compilation, an all digital protest album and fundraiser for Planned Parenthood of Kentuckiana.
This track is NFSW, folks, and if you’re Catholic, you’ll probably find it offensive. But if you’re a lapsed Catholic (like me), you’ll probably enjoy it.
The track “Seen and Not Heard” will appear on the Gubbey Records’ 2015 Head Cleaner Compilation under the moniker No Knack Emma. The compilation features 9 hours of music from 188 Louisville bands on 3 cassettes and 2 additional download sets.
Gubbey Records will be presenting release shows at Modern Cult Records on December 11th and December 12th. The compilation costs $17 and will probably only be available at these shows (as it’s sold out fast in the past). 100% of the show proceeds go directly to Louisville’s progressive non-profit radio station A R T x F M as well as $2 from every Head Cleaner sold.