The Chieftains: “The Foggy Dew” (SoundCloud)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Today my parents would have been married 49 years. We miss Dad, especially on this day. He loved the Chieftains more than most music, so I’m sharing one of their best recordings below, courtesy of Soundcloud.

Moon Duo: “Lost in Light” (Soundcloud)

Moon Duo’s Occult Architecture, Vol.2 is out on May 5th, 2017 via Sacred Bones. Moon Duo Tour Dates: Sat. March 11 – Mexico City, MX @ Festival NRMAL Wed. Mar. 15 – Newcastle, UK @ Northumbria University Thu. Mar. 16 – Manchester, UK @ Band On The Wall Fri. Mar. 17 – London, UK @Continue reading “Moon Duo: “Lost in Light” (Soundcloud)”

WHY? – “Proactive Evolution ” (Soundcloud)

The band WHY?’s latest LP, Moh Lean, came out this past Friday on Joyful Noise. WHY?’s first release in four years, it supplies a shot of optimism during times that surely need it. Upcoming Tour Dates: 03/16 – Cincinnati, OH – The Woodward Theater 03/17 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall 03/18 – Minneapolis, MNContinue reading “WHY? – “Proactive Evolution ” (Soundcloud)”

Performances this week

A couple performances of my work as we move into March. On Monday, February 27th, singing violist Wendy Richman performed my voice/viola piece “Cloths of Heaven” in Birmingham, Alabama at the Alabama Viola Society’s “Violapalooza” concert at Highlands United Methodist Church. The SoundCloud embed below is of her performance of the piece at Oberlin College in 2016. OnContinue reading “Performances this week”

Temples: “Certainty” (SoundCloud)

Temples’s album Volcano is out March 3rd via Fat Possum Records. Check out lead-off track “Certainty” below. They are also extensively touring (dates below). TEMPLES TOUR DATES: (new shows in bold) Wed. Feb. 22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel * Fri. Feb. 24 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom * Sat. Feb. 25 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’sContinue reading “Temples: “Certainty” (SoundCloud)”

Tobin Sprout: “Future Boy/Man of Tomorrow”

Tobin Sprout’s sixth solo LP, A Walk Across the Human Bridge, will be released on January 27th via Burger Records. Filled with compact rockers and ballads, it packs a passel of memorable tunes and catchy hooks. Below is a teaser track, “Future Boy/Man of Tomorrow.”

RIP Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)

  Singer, songwriter, poet, and mystic Leonard Cohen has died. He was 82. His last recording, You Want it Darker, was released on October 21st. “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” – Selected Poems, Leonard Cohen.

“O Emmanuel,” performed by the Wesley Singers (Soundcloud)

Last year, the Wesley Singers, conducted by Dr. Gareth Bond, recorded my set of Magnificat Antiphons for SSATB chorus.  To interested choir directors out there, I would say,”Advent is coming!”