Happy New Year!!!!
Well... 1st off, I'm happy to announce i am finally done with the new record! It's been a long time a comin'. I started it a year ago here in Wilmington with Ian & Brian and then it had to be put on hold for awhile. Needless to say it's finished and i can't wait for ya'll to hear it! There's a few guests on this one. My good Friend, mentor and even at one point uncle.. Ben Arnold chimed in on a couple tunes. I was thrilled to have Ndidi O sing harmony on one. Hannah Lomas became a big part of this record, joining in with me on the majority of it.
The songs are alive. I'm Happy to see it surface and i hope you enjoy it.
Why yes? You see a change on here?! I have been terrible at updating as of late but that is changing too..
What you see is the art of Vivienne Strauss.
I have secretly been a fan of her work for a couple years now..Recently she posted this collage and it just spoke so much about my new record. It took me a few days to build up the courage in asking her if by any chance it could be the the cover ( i was gearing myself up for a crushing heartbreak) but with all her kindness she said YES!! It's perfect.
She has a ton of amazing work.. Please support her!
More info on the release of " The Great Escape" coming next week along with Europe tour dates for March!
Lot's going on here.. Getting geared up for a bunch of shows in Switzerland! My friend Andi will be joining me on cello for most of these shows and Yannik on guitar for the Bern shows.
Anyways, hope to see all my Swiss friends in the upcoming weeks! Take care,
Happy New Year!
This year is going to be a busy one!
My Record " Snow's Cut Park" will be available ONLINE January 30th! Some of you in Europe may already have a hard copy of this if you where at one of my shows last year.. Soon it will be online for everyone! So, Pass the word, delete those old pictures of your ex boyfriend or girlfriend or that app you use for finding constellations.. (no don't do that that app is amazing!) anyhow make a little room for a record that may or may not remind you of your ex-boyfriend or girlfriend or hell may even make you want to look at the stars. Anyway, it's online January 30th. Hope you enjoy!
Other things.. YES, i am working on ANOTHER new record! I don't have a title for it yet but it's about 75% done. I'll let you know more about this when it's closer to being finished.
SHOWS? Looks like April i will be back in Europe. There's some shows posted on the " Shows" link and we will be adding more soon!
Lots-o-stuff going on!
Yesterday we started tracking for my upcoming record that will tentatively be out this fall. This will be record #4 for me and i'm excited to be getting these songs down and out for the world to hear.
We are also planning another tour for Europe in October. If anyone would like to book a show in Europe, please write Rene. There is a link to him under the "contact" tab.
Anyway, hope ya'll are enjoying the summer! I'll be spending most my time in the hot south searching for the nearest A.C unit and recording songs.
check it out!
Tour news: I'll be playing some shows around Wilmington, NYC and such this summer. My main focus is Europe in the fall. There are shows all ready confirmed in Switzerland with more getting locked in as i type this. France and even Poland are going to happen this time around. Italy, i might see you as well! In regards to this tour in the fall i'm going to release the shelved "Snow's Cut Park" in Europe. I'm still looking to put it out via Label in the states.
For those of you that knew about my crazy hospital visits in Switzerland and back home, i'm on the upswing. What turned out to be a somewhat frighting experience abroad ended up being an issue with my heart. Nothing too serious but something that needed to be addressed. Take care of your heart folks, it's the only one you got!
More news soon. From the hot and sweaty south,
Did you hear?!
A couple of months ago i recorded "The Dogwood Sessions" with my friend Ian here in the great state of North Carolina. It is now Available for download on Bandcamp.
This record consists of 3 songs off "The Meaning Behind Nothing Is Everything" and six as of yet unreleased songs.
The purpose of this recording was to have a striped down collection of songs done primarily solo. All proceeds from this record are being used to press and put out "Snow's Cut Park" the up and coming full length band record that's finished and awaiting daylight! If you can afford to add an extra buck or two, you can do that here as well. A little goes a long way in helping me get this record out!
Help pass the word!
Besides that i've been on a writing frenzy the past couple weeks. Sometimes it comes rushing in other times a fog rolls in and your stuck at a stand still. So right now, i'm grateful. This little burst of light shinning down is just what i needed.
Till we meet again,
Quick update for ya'll,
Spring is here! The flowers and trees are in full bloom making the south a color wheel of beauty and well.. itchy eyes, record setting sneeze attacks etc..etc.. This is nothing new to me and i've gotten used to it for the most part but can i have my voice back please? Quickly! Why you ask? Next week i'm starting another record perfectly named (as i take my allergy meds and write this) " The Dogwood Sessions" This is going to be a solo record of me playing well.. solo. Don't worry, yes " Snow's Cut Park" Is still coming out in the near future. ( Which is a band record.) Since i mostly play solo these days i wanted to cut a record of just guitar and vocals. I'm gonna team up with my buddy Ian Millard and let him hit the record button. Some old songs, some new..solo.
Other news, another show added for Europe in May. Working on some others. If you would like to host a show, contact us and we'll see what we can do!
Been working on a tour in Europe for May
and helping produce my friend Victoria's 1st record here in the south.
I'll keep ya'll updated !
Till then.. Andy