First- I’m still riding the high from the release show last week. Thanks you all again for coming- that felt pretty good. And a ton of people have taken the time to tell me they enjoyed the show or really liked a particular song. That means a lot. The whole reason to make a record is because you feel this compulsion to put something out there in the world, so when people tell you they noticed, well, it’s appreciated. Just for fun, here’s a clip from the release show- it’s The Ballad of Kentucky Slim. I’ll be posting other clips from the show on youtube, so check in there if you want to see more. That’s Arthur Lee Land and Brian Eyster killing it with the twangy guitar and dobro at the end.
And now on to other things- Well, as I posted a while back, Couch by Couchwest is no more. But that’s really no reason to quit at all. So I did a video anyway. The song is off the record (the record version is louder). Many others have done videos, follow the hashtag #cxcw2016 to join in the fun. Couch by Couchwest has been really influential to me. Connecting with a broader community of people who did the same sort of music I do, and are working at it the same way I am, really helped me dive into the recording project. Plus, I ‘met’ so many cool people through CXCW. Even if it is mostly on twitter. some of those people are real, right? Right? Here’s the video. Thanks to the couch nation. I know you are still out there eating tacos with no regard for the day of the week, taking bad cat pictures, playing crazy songs, and slathering everything with mustard. Goooood mustard.
The record is also now available on Bandcamp– check it out (if you order from Bandcamp you get a little something extra).