8 Week Check In – Acoustic Song Project

8 Week Check In – Acoustic Song Project

I’ve reached the eighth week in my acoustic song project. Thanks for sticking with me this far, I am very aware of the tons of cat videos on Youtube that you’ve ignored in order to read these posts. I’ve ignored those same cat videos to write these... read more
Week 7 – Acoustic Song Project

Week 7 – Acoustic Song Project

Reality. Basically the twenty-some year old’s equivalent of a six year old’s monster under the bed. Yet it must be faced with a steady hand and an iron fist, not unlike dinner dishes. I decided to do some research into a real life experience of what trying... read more
Week 6 – Acoustic Song Project

Week 6 – Acoustic Song Project

Well, it had to happen. I’ve met the dreaded dread of dread: writers block. I expected it to happen much sooner, but in characteristic sneaky fashion, writers  block snuck up on me when I least expected it. I figured the best way to defeat it is to go find a way... read more
Exciting stuff that’s not just food

Exciting stuff that’s not just food

I was overjoyed to learn that I’ve been featured on talent scout Ashley Gray’s Artist Spotlight! Her website is also home to the “From the Ground Up” project, through which she champions young songwriters. Speaking with Ashley is basically... read more
Week 5 – Acoustic Song Project

Week 5 – Acoustic Song Project

OK, whoa, let’s take a moment. A bunch of stuff has happened since I started this song project, so let’s take some time reflect. If you’re a tl;dr kind of person, just skip to paragraph three. I won’t harbor any resentment, even though it seems... read more
Week 4 – Acoustic Song Project

Week 4 – Acoustic Song Project

I am pleased to announce that song #1 is finished and it now has a title! I’m calling it “As I Am” after the lyrics which introduce the chorus. In honor of this artistic closing, I’ve been researching a less artistic topic: marketing. And most... read more
Week 3 – Acoustic Song Project

Week 3 – Acoustic Song Project

Warning! This post gets wordy. But I’m also talking about food, so I can still be your favorite composer guy. Here’s a generic change of subject: life confuses me. In fact, life confuses me for multiple reasons. Maybe that’s why life is such a beast... read more
Week 2 – Acoustic Song Project

Week 2 – Acoustic Song Project

So, I’ve been listening to a lot of country. Not just because of bumpin’ production (shoutout to y’all producers), but also because the people writing the lyrics for country music are brilliant. A clever combination of words in a song will catch my... read more
Acoustic Song Project

Acoustic Song Project

Recently, I’ve been very inspired by the modern acoustic songs. Music heavy weights like John Legend (“All of Me”) and independent artists like Colin and Caroline (“More Than Gravity”) are moving toward a raw, stripped-down form of... read more