New Album Out Now: FINALBOSS

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This one took a while to get finished. But that’s what happens when three busy people try to create music this way – in between all the other gigs that pay the bills. Over the past few years, Ben Gunning and I got together when we could to write some instrumental music. For a while, we even had a weekly commitment. Every Tuesday.

Once we reached the point of having about eight tunes done, we asked our friend, Joel Stouffer, to join us in taking this project to the next level.

With Ben and myself on guitars and Joel on drums, we developed these tunes over the course of many more Tuesday nights at my house. And finally, in September of 2013, we booked a couple days at Don Kerr‘s studio to record.

One year later, it’s finally ready for your ears!

A lot of heart, laughs and red wine went into the making of this album. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed creating it.

Get it here: https://finalboss2.bandcamp.com/releases

Bahamas Fall 2014 Tour: Part 2

This leg, so far:

Chicago
Indianapolis
St. Louis
Kansas City
Colorado Springs

Today we arrived in Denver to do a radio thing at KBCO. My lap steel malfunctioned (luckily, I had my guitar for back-up), but I was able to get it fixed a couple hours later. Thanks to Chad at the station for hooking me up with Justin at Hackl Guitars!

Denver lap steel emergency!Thanks to Chad at #kcbo for hooking me up with Justin at #Hacklguitars. FIXED 👍

After tonight’s show here in Denver, we’ve got a couple long drive days to get to LA, which will be made more enjoyable now that I’ve purchased some bedding materials from Target for the back seat of the van.

(check out the full list of Bahamas tour dates here)

September 2014 Update

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This year has gone by so fast. It’s already September?

This is the time of year when I start saying “it’s pretty much Christmas.”

Between all of my touring and Ali’s out-of-town work, I’ve been feeling uprooted for the past few months. And in limbo. I’ll be able to tell you more about that very soon. It’s all good stuff, though!

I’m in Philadelphia right now, but tomorrow I fly out to meet up with Afie, Jason and Felicity in Fredericton for a couple weeks of touring.

Somewhere in the midst of all this travelling and chaos, I’m going to get a couple new albums released. It Will Record, my new one with Dafydd Hughes, is just about ready to go. I’m just getting the licenses sorted out for a couple cover tunes.

The Finalboss album is on its way, too.

(photo by Mark Heine)