Every musician, whether you’re a traditional one or a traveling act, dreams of cutting their own album. It sort of encapsulates all of your hard work and puts a seal on it. When I was in college, we would always play around in the recording studio, but we didn’t have the know-how or the experience to record and mix a quality record, so it was always a long-standing dream of mine to create my very own album.
Thankfully, three years ago I was able to fulfill that dream when I released my debut album. Now, I’m onto my second album, and I have to admit, I am very excited about it. In just two months, I am having an album release party in my hometown for everyone who has supported me through my career (and even those who didn’t ;]). After that, I plan on going on a nationwide tour, going to different bars and coffee shops to sell and promote my new album.
Every tour is fun, but I usually have the most fun on kickoff shows. There is always a great energy in the air when you’re playing your new music for the first time live and the crowd is really feeling the vibes you’re putting out. You don’t have any of the mid-tour fatigue and you’re really amped up for the months ahead. Ahh, you really cannot beat how fun kickoff shows and album release parties are.
So since I am having mine in a few weeks, let’s talk about my upcoming album.
My new album, titled Days of Summer Past, is a project that I have been working on for about five years or so, even before my first album was released. I started writing most of the content when I was in college during my summers working on and off campus. It’s a very carefree album that reflected my outlook on life back then and to a certain degree now. A lot of my college experiences were really what shaped me and formed my opinions of the world, of music, and of life. But the main themes of the albums focus on the late nights I had in college summers just hanging around with friends, getting pizza and 2 a.m., pulling pranks on other classmates, cherishing those around you, and just living life a day at a time.
After all, there is only so much we can play for in life, especially as a musician. I don’t know when my next gig will be sometimes, and who knows how long I can keep doing this, but I know that I’m blessed for each and every day that I am here and am able to spread my message with the music that I create. That’s what important to me, and I really think that message comes out through the music. Or at least that is what I was going for.
So if you’re interested in joining the party, by all means stop on by to hear some brand new music for the very first time, and if you like it, please pick up a copy of my latest cd. I will have 500 pressed up for the party, and the first 50 people get free copies!
See you there!