Ok, so this probably doesn't count as real press but I had to share. My dad is compiling a list of the Top Ten Albums of his life, and included my album Lights Out on the list. I'll just be over here crying that my dad took the time to thoughtfully review my album. Check it out!
Not one, but two podcasts featuring yours truly premiered today! Hope you listen to both in entirety, but if you want to skip around, I took the liberty of breaking down each episode for you below. Both The Dusty Futon and Unstarving Musician podcasts are wonderful supporters of local/indie music. Since I always get asked about my beginnings in the music industry, you'll see I talk about some similar topics, but the flavor of each show is totally different, which is what makes podcasts so cool! I definitely recommend subscribing and browsing some of their past episodes!
3:54 - When I Started Playing Music
8:06 - Coming Out/Getting Married Young/Therapy
10:05 - Cathryn Beeks/Listen Local San Diego
11:10 - "Surrogate" w/ Commentary
13:38 - Studio Studios/Alex Dausch
15:03 - Boxing
16:06 - Touring/Performing
17:00 - Multitasking
17:18 - Anxiety / Mental Health
19:20 - Winning a San Diego Music Award
21:50 - The Lovebirds
25:20 - "My Beast" w/ Commentary
30:10 - How I Started Playing Guitar / My Writing Process
35:07 - Music Influences
37:30 - Kleenex Jingles and Taxes
41:50 - "Rubber Band Gun" w/ Commentary (& Crying)
4:50 - Amy & Gary's House Concerts
6:38 - When I Started Pursuing Music
8:22 - Side Hustles
10:40 - Basketball / Boxing
12:26 - More Side Hustles
14:30 - Rye Room Sessions / "Deep Dark Down"
16:20 - Studio Studios / Alex Dausch
20:13 - Tracks vs. Lights Out
22: 55 - Not Giving AF About Genres
24:23 - Gratitude Journaling / Anxiety / Insomnia
31:44 - From Central California to San Diego
34:00 - Basketball vs. Music / Music Therapy
36:20 - New Music / What's Next
37:27 - Writing Faster Than I Can Record
38:40 - Moving Past Grief / Raging Feminism
40:20 - Writing Routine / Songwriting Book Club
43:45 - Songwriting Groups / Peers
46:16 - Folk Festivals & House Concerts
47:30 - Tenacity, Patience, & Resilience
51:05 - Touring
54:38 - "Surrogate"
Thanks to my friends at Global Texan Chronicles for adding me to their Autumn Playlist on Spotify! Hope you give it a listen when you get a chance! (And maybe add one of my songs to one of your playlists while you're at it! Makes me look good in the eyes of Spotify curators when y'all do that!)
“Recording the track at The Rye Room gave me the empty room I needed to perform the song, but a larger audience to hear it, and ultimately, a hope that listeners facing similar experiences might feel less alone... On a broader level, “Deep Dark Down” is about a relationship ending with no closure, and I know a lot of people can relate to that.” - READ THE FULL INTERVIEW
Thanks to the folks at Vortex Music Magazine for premiering this live video of "Deep Dark Down," recorded for The Rye Room Sessions in Portland, OR. So glad my producer Alex Dausch of Studio Studios was able to accompany me on this PNW trip and make my song sound so dreamy. Check out the full interview and video here. For complete lyrics to these and other songs, visit my lyrics page.
Summer Tour Recap
Thanks to everyone (and there are so many of you!) who made the Lights Out 2018 Summer Tour a really fun experience! My awful photography skills don't do it justice, but I wanted to make a little recap vid to show my kids someday. Here is 7Kish miles in 3ish minutes.
PS - The background song is called "I Carry You" off the album Lights Out. If you like it, please stream/download/purchase where music is available!
Thanks to Joe Wolfe-Mazeres for attending my recent Nashville show at Dee's Lounge and for giving me a shout-out on the Ear 2 the Ground blog. Read more here and don't forget to check out the awesome curated Spotify playlists!
Thanks to Doug and Telisha Williams (of the Wild Ponies) for featuring one of my songs on their latest episode of Whiskey Wednesday! Click here for the full archive or listen below! You can catch me perform live with Wild Ponies along with Suzanne Harper on August 16 at Dee's Lounge in Madison, TN!
Thanks to the team at Sunshine Sound Center for inviting me to be a recent guest on their awesome San Diego podcast. Listen to the full episode here!
Thanks to Curve Magazine for featuring me in this cool summer music lineup! Don't forget to check out the other artists on the list - they are great!
Thanks to Now Playing Nashville for highlighting my August 16 show in Madison, TN in their calendar!