Less Than You Need – MP3

This weekend, I spent nearly eight hours on one song. This is not that song. That song is called, “For You,” a simple crescendo in D. It began a few weeks ago as I sat and reacquainted myself with my guitar. A simple D pattern and a few lyrics emerged. And...

Breathe In – MP3

I knew I was in trouble when I found myself face down on a massage table in the Maldvives nearly a week into my honeymoon and I couldn’t silence the worries in my head. It was making me kind of nuts to be somewhere so beautiful, so tranquil, and with someone I...

The Last Time – MP3

My hand to God’s, here’s how it happened. I woke up late on account of getting home late from last night’s “Besides” release with a bonus Sundown show afterwards. I jumped online to update the set list on my site, then checked out...

Make It All Alright – MP3

This one found me. I was finishing my coffee, just pacing around the living room with my guitar, when I started strumming this progression. I mumbled nonesense until “baby take a look at me” and “someone save me” emerged. The rest is here on...

Everybody Knows – MP3

Sometimes songs come easily. I woke up from an afternoon nap around two o’clock (late night at Alphabet Lounge) with a dog eared copy of Ben Fong Torres’ Gram Parson biography, “Hickory Wind,” at my side, and heard a melody with the line...