It will be a rare occurrence that I use this blog for any kind of personal promotion but I would be remiss if I didn't note that my new album, Nowhere Nights, is available today on Red River Records.
The album is an incredibly personal work for me - it took two years to write and ten years to live - and it's one I am very, very proud of. The songs started as writing exercises; they were therapeutic, cathartic. I never expected to make those exercises into a record but that's what happened, and I'm glad it did.
The one exception to that is "I Was A Photograph," which was written about Lance Cpl. James Blake Miller, a United States Marine whose photograph I'm sure you've seen, as it was on the front page of every major news publication in America in 2001, with Blake touted as "the Marlboro Marine." After reading Jenny Eliscu's piece in Rolling Stone, I sat down and tried to put Blake's story in my own words or, more accurately, in his own words. "I Was A Photograph" is by far my proudest moment as a songwriter so if you hear one song from the record, I hope that's it. A fantastic director named Aubrey Bramble was kind enough to develop a video for "I Was A Photograph," which you'll find below.
That's it. I hope you check out the record, and I hope you enjoy it.