Ok so wow. 13,000 people entered and last week the amazing folks atGuitar Center and iconic, Grammy winning producer John Shanks brought 10 finalists to Los Angeles for the biggest night of their lives. I was one of those finalists. It was an honor. We all played one song at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood for a shot at an EP deal at Henson Studios with John at the helm, a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and loads of priceless exposure and prizes that basically grand totals to the shot of a lifetime. The room was full of industry people of all sorts that could make or break the careers we all work so hard on. (I said hard on).
The other 9 finalists I shared the stage with were all insanely talented, world-class artists. Again...such an honor.
John picked me as the winner. This is huge. This is huger than huge. I'm truly humbled and honored by it. Here's the video of the song I did. I was suuuuper nervous...and boy, can I tell when I watch it. My hands were shakin'. My throat was all closed up and stuff. It was a rush...
Can't wait to make the most of this amazing opportunity. Thank you all SO MUCH for your support these last 2 years, beyond and before. You've all inspired me to keep going, even when thing were tough. I owe so much of this to that amazing support. Time to hit the road and come say so in person.
Happy to report that the phenomenal Megan Slankard and I are about to embark on our now-annual trek across the US via Austin, TX for SXSW week. We'll be swinging down thru SoCal, into the Midwest for the festival and then onto my hometown of Philadelphia, Cape May, NJ for another fest and then back across via Pittsburgh and the St. Louis area. Here's them dates and deets. Follow the hyper links for times, addresses and stuff:
-Wednesday 3/6 - The Crepe Place, Santa Cruz, CA 8pm
-Thursday 3/7 - Genghis Cohen, Los Angeles, CA 9pm
-Friday 3/8 - House Concert, Carlsbad, CA **email HERE to RSVP. Seating is limited!
-Thursday 3/14 - Burnside Tavern, MusicGorilla.com Showcase, Austin, TX, 1pm
-Thursday 3/14 - Kick Butt Coffee, Austin, TX 2:30pm
-Thursday 3/14 - The Music Ranch, Austin, TX 8pm
-Friday 3/15 - Flipnotics, KC Turner Presents Showcase, Austin, TX 2:30pm
-Friday 3/15 - 311 Club, Indieonthemove.com Showcase, Austin, TX 5pm
-Saturday 3/16, SquareRut Kava Bar, Austin, TX 8:30pm
-Saturday 3/16 - Mister Tramps, Austin, TX 11:59pm (see what I did there?)
-Wednesday 3/20 - Upstairs at World Cafe Live, Philadephia, PA 7:30pm - **This is Hometown show and will probably sell out. Please get yourTICKETS today so we don't miss ya. Megan is opening, followed by a set with my Full Band. We're stoked!
-Friday 3/22 - Congress Hall Boiler Room, Cape May Singer Songwriter Fest 11pm *Full Band Show! (ps...Megan is playing the following night at this festival. I'll be up there with her for a few tunes. Check her website for details)
Friday 3/29 - The Center of Harmony, Harmony (Pittsbugh), PA ClickHERE for tickets. This show will also like sell out. Don't hesitate, yo.
Can't wait for a crazy month. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we offer this re-presentation of a song that Meg and I wrote and recorded in the car on the way to SXSW last year. We were bored. Lots of desert.
See you all very soon. Can't. Freakin. Wait.
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