Sunday, June 17, 2012

Song #20: Dad

In honor of Father's Day, I wrote and recorded a song about being a Dad, which I've appropriately titled, "Dad." Kept it super sparse: one guitar, one vocal, no effects. It's influenced by the style of my friend, Drew Danburry, along with the softer, folkie side of Wilco.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Song #19: The One I Love

Six years ago today, I married my wife. I wrote this song and performed it on our wedding day. Now for our anniversary, I decided to record it. The lyrics and melodies are influenced by the Swell Season (Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova from the movie "Once"). The production elements are influenced by the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album: thick harmonies with ohs and ahs, sleigh bells, vibraphone, cello, etc.


Photo by: Ashley Beal Photography