Tag Archives: folk

Weary and Wary: A Musician’s Perspective on COVID-19

I think, for me, everything changed in less than an hour. About 9:30 PM (Eastern) on Wednesday, March 11th, we were hit with a ridiculous stream of previously unthinkable events. Our President, addressing the nation about a worldwide pandemic, and … Continue reading

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Wintertime Tour: Weeks Two/Three – More Mid-South

Hey y’all! Once again, Brian here. My wife and I are currently on a two month tour across America, playing music, (we’re The Wallens) camping out, and seeking adventure along the way. Just wanted to update you on our last couple … Continue reading

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Wintertime Tour: Week One – The Mid-South

Hey! Brian here. My wife and I are currently on a two month tour across America, playing music, (we’re The Wallens) camping out, and seeking adventure along the way.  I plan to document some of our shenanigans here on our … Continue reading

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The Dozen: My Favorite Albums of the 2010’s

The 2010’s will probably always stand as the most impactful decade on my life. In terms of personal development, it would be hard to surpass all of the changes that happened during the past ten years. This is the decade … Continue reading

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Starting Over

I’ve been playing music for the majority of my life, which is a crazy sentence to type. I picked up the guitar when I was 10, quit my day job and went full time at 19, and now I’m 26. … Continue reading

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Sufjan Stevens is a musical genius

As a performing musician, I try to cover artists that I truly love. John Prine, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Doc Watson, and Ryan Adams are just a handful of the influential songwriters who I’ve attempted to pay tribute to during … Continue reading

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Not Dead. Different.

Molly and I recently attended a networking event at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, and we got to speak to about ten different folks from the music industry. Some were involved with record labels, some were involved on the … Continue reading

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Local Music Community

I saw a tweet from Ari’s Take the other day that really grabbed my attention. (A little background; Ari’s Take is a website that offers a lot of helpful business tips and info for musicians.) This statement about supporting your local … Continue reading

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Austria!

Oh, Austria. Mein hertz ist voll! I’ve had a magical few days playing my first two shows of the tour in in Graz and Waltersdorf, and I’m so excited to tell you about it. I should tell you first that … Continue reading

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“To A Band That I Loved”

The title of this blog post is the title of the last song on Jason Isbell’s excellent new album, “Something More Than Free.” It’s a touching and poetic ode to the connection created between artist and listener, a tribute paid to … Continue reading

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