new music project in the works for early 2016

i’ve decided to record and release a new collection of songs / they’ll be of just me playing my guitar and singing songs — no overdubs, no effects, no rehearsals, no fancy equipment, and…no audience / but that’s why I have you! i’m going to call it “dKOTA – live with coffee and wine in an apartment” / there’s no need for metaphors for this one // i’ll work on it over the coming weeks, recording as i see fit, and in the key of my mood of the moment / and of course, with coffee or wine, depending on when i find myself behind the microphone / i’ll play old and new songs, traversing what i’ve realized is about 10 years of songwriting

when it’s all packaged and ready i’ll post it up here for audio download (and maybe even iTunes and Amazon) as an “official” release / each song will also have a video component as you see below / there’s probably no need to share all the videos, but i’ll post a few here and on the dKOTA YouTube channel

below is a sample of what’s to come / this was recorded last night after the pounding rain kept me indoors from a nighttime workout and run / instead, i drank wine and played an older tune, “in her silver dress” / it’s about my dear lady, the moon_

click the “AUDIO” tab above for a free download_

NPR’s “Tiny Desk” contest

i submitted a demo video for a new song, “heaven from here,” to NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest // the rules were simple: an original song performed at a tiny desk / i do that nearly every day anyway, so i figured i was an eligible candidate // the winner earns a performance at the All Songs Considered Tiny Desk / how fun would that be? well, it would be a lot of fun, actually // this isn’t a perfect take, but i kind of like that about it // wish me luck!

a demonstration recording for our upcoming full band + solo acoustic double release >>

more than a feeln’ for some friday night log luvn’ @ Doug Fir Lounge >> january 25th_

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