Tag Archives: Inspiration

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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The Wilderness

So, a bit of backstory if you don’t know me. I play music for a living with my fiancee, Molly. We travel all over the place, and one of the most meaningful compliments we receive is just how happy we … Continue reading

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Fake Happy

It is the holiday season, and as Christmas approaches, that means it’s time for the annual rollout of marketing-driven narratives. Everything is warm and fuzzy and happy and bright! Buy more stuff, because it makes you feel good! Of course, … Continue reading

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More Heart, Less Attack

It’s no secret that one of my favorite songwriters is Ryan Adams. He speaks to my soul in a way that few others can; when words fail, his music slips into the cracks to help fill the void. He is … 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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In Appreciation of Baseball

June 20, 2011. Yankees vs Reds. Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH. That was the first Major League game I ever attended. I think I ended up with tickets as part of a Tire Barn giveaway. At the time, I was … Continue reading

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Going Back Home

Note: This post is about Singer-Songwriter Brian Keith Wallen’s new album, “Going Back Home.” You can listen to songs from the album and download it by clicking here.   In the tradition of artists like Bon Iver, the Black Keys, and … Continue reading

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Most People Are

It’s been a crazy week, yeah? I spent Election Day in a hotel in Conway, Arkansas, which I booked just so I could watch the election results after my gig. Regardless of result, I had hoped the end of the night … Continue reading

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Healthy Living (#vanlife update)

Hey everybody! Time for another #vanlife update. Right now, I’m staying with my good friends Quint and Nancy down in Phoenix, Arizona, but I just finished my biggest stretch of camping yet! I camped out for five nights in a row. … Continue reading

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