2022 Singles!

Fever
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Smokeshow
Smokeshow
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Gaslight
Gaslight
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Relax
Relax
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Dynamite
Dynamite
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I'm In A Bad, Bad Way
I'm In A Bad, Bad Way
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Smokeshow

Smokeshow Single Cover

September 2022 Single Release - Available NOW!

I had the word "smokeshow" written in a note on my phone for almost a year before I started writing it. I had this idea of a song about everything that makes someone attractive to someone else, but of course, that's too broad of a topic. It took me a while to even get to start writing it. Usually, when I have an idea like this, if I think about it long enough, something will come to me... a turn of phrase, some kind of hook... but months later, nothing had come to me about it.

Then, I took the class where I had to produce songs and I thought, this is the perfect opportunity to force myself to be creative, since I was already having to do that just to produce something. It would have been a lot simpler to just re-do something I had already recorded, but I really wanted to do it from scratch.

I spent almost two weeks trying to write lyrics for "Smokeshow," I had literally had a nearly-completed version that I turned in to the class, but I wasn't really happy with it. I had been experimenting with relative keys, where part of the song is in either the major or minor key and another part of it is in the relative opposite. ("Temptation Eyes" by The Grassroots is an example of this in popular music.) Ultimately, I threw the whole thing out and started over.

Again, I spent another two to three weeks writing and refining the lyrics and adjusting the tune, keeping it in the minor key all the way through this time. The lyrics became this list of attractive things that someone who might not be looking for a relationship would find attractive enough to risk getting burned again. I scavenged some lyrics from a song that I had written in 2003 for the chorus and the whole thing came together after that.

All in all, "Smokeshow" has turned into one of my favorite songs I've produced so far, and maybe that's because it did take so much to write and produce it?

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Gaslight

Gaslight Single Cover

August 2022 Single Release - Available NOW!

I woke up one morning in February of this year with the line, "Tried to hold my tongue but this is goin' down" in my head and ended up writing the rest of "Gaslight" by the end of the day. The song is about people who gaslight others and coming to the realization that that's what's happening and confronting them with it, letting other people know it happened. With a Western feel, "Gaslight" is a midtempo tune with a lot of dynamic qualities in the recording (whistling is HARD, y'all!), and I hope you love it as much as I do! I played all the instruments on this one and did all the engineering, mixing, and mastering, too. Check it out at the links below!

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Relax

Relax Single Cover

July 2022 Single Release

This song's journey to this final form has been a long and winding one that has taken it through 15 drummers, a lawsuit, four studios, and, finally, where it belongs, as the party rockabilly anthem it was always meant to be! "Relax" is a hard-driving tune with thumping bass, chunky guitars, and hard-hitting drums with a wink and a nod at spending a night in the bars or clubs with your friends! Check it out on all the streaming platforms below or download it today from Patreon for just $1/month!

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Dynamite

June 2022 Single Release - Available NOW!

Like everybody, the last couple of years has given me plenty to think about and time to reconsider, including who and what I give my energy to. This song was kind of borne out of feeling pretty abandoned out here in the wilds of rural north Idaho, hacking a living from the wilderness with nothing but a slow-ass Internet connection and my Tommy Lee. Being unemployed at the start of the year for the first time in my adult life was riddled with anxiety, but it also gave me time to really focus on my music and getting better at engineering and producing. I have taken some classes from some big names in the music industry and just practiced working with my recording program and writing better - more honest - songs. A version of "Dynamite" appeared on the fan-exclusive acoustic album, frequencies, but I completely re-did it from scratch after taking the classes, playing everything to a click track, really paying attention to my EQ and mapping my frequencies, and getting a couple of plugins that really upped my game! The result is the best recording I have ever made and I am so excited for you to hear it!

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I'm In A Bad, Bad Way

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The pandemic has been EXTREMELY hard on the band, and I've spent the last seven months basically working on music by myself in the Prickly Dick recording studio. One of the things that I did was write a song for my Tommy Lee for his birthday last year, and then record it within a couple of weeks. It was released December 5, 2021, and I am particularly proud of this one because I performed all the instruments and vocals myself: lead guitars, rhythm guitars, bass, drums, organ, percussion, and harmony and backing vocals are all me! I also did all the engineering, mixing, and mastering. It is DEFINITELY the best track I have produced so far in my whole life, so give it a listen!

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