NOV 11, 2020 - SLOWLY coming soon.
I'm celebrating Diwali by releasing SLOWLY.
This is a song I wrote while in India a few years back, but I could never think of the final line to sum it all up. As I was leaving India and getting in my final hang with my grandmother, the topic of impermanence, her old age, and the pace of life came up. We chatted on how the world is moving at a faster and faster pace. I told her things need to get done quickly to ensure a better life for many. She pointed out that somethings should not be rushed though. I asked her for an example and she said (in translation from Gujarati) "I will love you slowly." Loving someone should not be rushed according to my grandmother. Cherish and simmer the love between each other slowly as the world moves on more quickly by the day. I miss my grandmother Hansa bhen every time I visit India, but her inspiration and dharmic presence appears anytime this song is hummed, sung, streamed, or performed live. I could not be more excited to share this one with you all.
SLOWLY will be released this Diwali weekend. Jai Ho and let love guide the way....quickly or slowly.
FRESH OFF THE BOARDS!
The new BAMBOO single is dope and my tortured love song about one of my favorite places on Earth. Kelli, Russell, and I have spent a lot of time at this spot and has become a part of our local regular experiences. If you ever come visit Richmond be sure to stop by the best bar and musical scene hang in town folks!
Enjoy the "Bamboo" song my friends!
This is the first recording with the trio. Many songs were recorded at the Virginia Moonwalker studio by our own Russell Lacy and these four made the cut for the first release. They are gritty, upbeat, hook laden, and ready for your ears. Kelli Strawbridge and Russell Lacy's performances bring these songs to life with a pulse that drives them onward beat by beat, second by second. Once the songs were completed they were given to Nashville mega audio freak, Linwood Regensberg for mixing and the finishing touches. Ed Brooks in Seattle gave these recordings a mastering to make them pop off your speakers. Brent McCormick's trippy art work wraps up the record to bring some visual flavor to what the audio has captured. I'm very proud of this set of songs and hope you get a chance to dig into them. We'll be playing a ton of shows in support of this release so stay tuned, watch for the bat-signal, and always let love guide.
Looking forward to seeing you at the next show!