Monday, November 07, 2011

On the Road, in Pictures

So I drove from Nashville to Corpus Christi and back in just under 4 days. I looked back at the pictures in my phone yesterday, and while I didn't take many, I feel like they offer an interesting glimpse into life on the road. Here they are (all of them, the pretty ones and the boring ones). I've decided I will allow myself only one word captions.









Anyway, I was in Corpus Christi to attend the APCA Conference, and in hopes that my ten-minute showcase would earn me a handful of college gigs in the spring. It was, in short, fantastic. We're up to ten college gigs (so far) in TX, LA and AR. I look forward to it, and plan to stop at DeGray Lake (above) anytime I pass it.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

New Musiks

Well, while I may not be blogging up a storm, I've been writing up a storm. I still need to demo the love song (that's right! of the non-tragic--albeit hypothetical--variety!) I wrote a few months back that I'm pretty psyched about. So that one's coming. But here's a new (still working the kinks out, rough 2am demo) song called "I Tried to Warn You":

Part of the energy behind all this writing (aside from my ever-complicated personal life) is a great new "Song Salon" I've been attending here in Nashville. Hosted by the incomparable Amy Speace, the salon is a group of great, dedicated songwriters who gather weekly to eat, drink and share their newest songs for suggestions, critique and some cheerleading. It's kind of amazing. And it has me bringing out old songs I'd abandoned, pushing myself to write more, and finding inspiration in my talented friends.

So yay for that :) Happy November.