POSTED IN Album  Songwriting   ON March 10, 2017
Get knocked down enough, and one of two things will happen: you'll either get stronger, or end up with full on concussion. For me, the making of Hungry Ghost was a little bit of both.
POSTED IN Blog  News  Songwriting   ON January 27, 2017
story originally written for Ladygunn. read the full story here.   Ever want something you thought you’d never have? I have, more times than I can count. In April of last year I was opening for Louise Goffin at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, New Jersey.  I’ve played some nice rooms over the […]
POSTED IN Album  Blog  Songwriting   ON December 16, 2016
There’s a joke in the music business that goes something like this: Q: How do you make 1 million dollars in music? A: Start with 2 million. I hate that joke. Early on in my career, it was easy to avoid talking about money, because money was so seldom involved. I played for drink tickets, […]
POSTED IN Album  Blog  Songwriting   ON December 16, 2016
For the first time in six months, I felt at ease I was alone on my mother’s balcony. It was 72 degrees, a bright April afternoon in South Texas. The yard below me full and lush, with orange and purple bougambias roped around the columns that led up to her bedroom window. I’d just finished […]
POSTED IN Songwriting  Tour   ON June 09, 2016
Just returned to Laredo after a week at the Kerrville Folk Festival 2016. Out of this years New Folk finalists, I was not one of the six winners. I DID get to perform for an incredibly gracious audience, break in my rain boots (AKA Kerrmageddon), and connect with an incredibly kind and talented group of […]
POSTED IN Songwriting   ON February 13, 2016
What’s next? I’m sitting in my parents backyard in Laredo, Texas. Just a few days ago we topped 15K in the Pledge Music Campaign  (!!!!). I have a lot to do. Photoshoots, graphic design, printing, tour planning, rehearsing. With all the logistics on my plate, it’d be very – VERY easy to let art making fall […]
POSTED IN Blog  Songwriting   ON March 03, 2015
How I went from sounding like a babbling idiot to writing one of my most popular songs.
POSTED IN Blog  Songwriting   ON October 02, 2014
I tried really hard to set up as many writing dates as possible. That was my mission: don’t. waste. a second.
POSTED IN Blog  Songwriting   ON August 14, 2014
Making an ass of myself over and over helped me discover my biggest passion.
POSTED IN Blog  Songwriting   ON August 03, 2014
The journey to writing my third album began with me running out of the room. Screaming.