Welcome! Have a look around.
You’ll find clips from my solo record, “Samsara,” as well as lots of unreleased demos, assorted essays, video clips, and stuff to buy. Just click on one of the guys in the picture above to go where you want.
Check back often–lots more to come.
7/5/2011: Kingdom Come is available here!
10/23/09: I’m writing a music column for the Carrboro Free Press. Check out the first essay, and also my musings on playing a recent benefit.
A new essay about writing the hit: Hell.
2/03/09: I have donated a previously unreleased song to CyTunes. From their website:
CyTunes is a download site that features exclusive music from artists who have contributed tracks (both live and in-studio) to help raise money in memory of Cy Rawls. All proceeds from CyTunes will be donated to the Tisch Brain Tumor Center, where Cy was treated…Sadly, Cy’s valiant battle against cancer ended on Friday, October 3, 2008. He was 33 years old. Cy was always a tireless and enthusiastic supporter and booster of the North Carolina music community and of music in general. His friendship and support touched more people than he could have ever imagined. Regrettably, CyTunes was not finished in time for Cy to have seen it, but it is presented now as a memorial to someone who was friend to so many. What better way for people to celebrate Cy than through the music that he loved?
The song is an outtake from the Samsara sessions, called “The Next Big Thing.” It’s dear to my heart because it features the massive pipe organ we used for “You Always Get What’s Coming” as well as some yummy good horns. You can buy it here. Please do.
1/22/09: Happy New Year! I’ll be appearing alongside Greg Humphreys and Sara Bell this Sunday in Chapel Hill for “Songwriters Up Close.” More details here. Also, there’s a new interview with me with POPVIEWS over on MySpace.
12/17/08: I was interviewed on WUNC’s “The State of Things” about Jack Teagarden. Listen here.
12/4/08: The tenth-annual Oxford American music issue is out! From the website:
In addition to a whopping FIFTY-FIVE party tunes (spanning musical genres and eras—blues, rock & roll, soul, garage rock, and more), the issue is packed with exuberant and daring writing by some of the best writers in the country. We’ll be updating the website every week in December with feature articles, multimedia extravaganzas, Marc Smirnoff’s online-only Liner Notes, interviews, and holiday offers (a gift-wrapped package stuffed with our latest, all-new goodies—the Music Issue, The OA Book of Great Music Writing, a stylish T-shirt, and a one-year subscription, all delivered before Dec. 25).
11/10/08: I’ve just finished an article on Jack Teagarden for the next Oxford American music issue. I’ll let you know as soon as it’s out!