Nothing makes me prouder than to announce that my brand new album, If I Could Change One Thing, is officially released worldwide today!
I am beyond excited to share it with you all after writing almost 100 songs for this album, spending 30 days in Los Angeles recording it, and becoming friends with producer Bill Lefler and countless others along the way that were all a major influence and inspiration behind the project. I can’t remember a time where I’ve had so much fun making music.
If you haven’t bought the new album, please go do that right now here: iTunes | Amazon | MPress
If you have, I could use your help. What I’m asking for you to do is tell your friends about it on social media; post a photo on Instagram, give a status update on Facebook and tweet your heart out. It would mean the world to me. Oh, and don’t forget the old fashioned way of playing it for someone in person or dragging a friend out to a show. Hope to see you out there…
P.S. Be sure to follow me on Facebook and Twitter to hear about another special announcement tomorrow!
I’m so happy to finally tell you that my new record, If I Could Change One Thing, will be released to the world on April 7th via MPress Records.
If I Could Change One Thing is produced by Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Dashboard Confessional) and I can’t remember ever having this much fun making music. I got to play with some of the finest players Los Angeles had to offer, was both supported and challenged by Bill’s genius in the studio, and was even lucky enough to enlist my friend Crystal Bowersox to sing the title track as a duet with me.
I feel grateful to have worked with some of the best songwriters on the planet. I wrote 4 songs with Steve Seskin (Tim McGraw, Peter Frampton, Kenny Chesney, Peter, Paul, & Mary), a song with hit maker Trent Dabbs (“Girls Chase Boys” by Ingrid Michelson), and the title track with long time friend Liz Longley. It includes all of the elements of music that I love so much. It’s poppy, bluesy, vulnerable, brave, raw, and even a little dancy here and there.
Often times I think the “story” we tell ourselves is ultimately how we develop our ideas around events in our lives. This year I wrote about 100 songs in search of that story. Trust me, about 80 of those songs weren’t that great but the 13 that found a place on the landscape of this album are some of the most honest I’ve ever written. Usually finishing a record comes with some anxiety about what people will think. Of course, I do want you to like it but this time around anxiety is not what I’m feeling. I’m feeling more proud than I’ve ever been and I feel like I’m not climbing the mountains alone.
I wanted to do something special as a thank you for all your support over the years, so I’m launching a pre-order campaign through PledgeMusic. Not only can you pre-order my new album and automatically get a digital copy delivered to you on April 7th, but you can also order a copy of my “Demo Podcast” that has exclusive commentary, VIP experience on tour, and much more. I will also be sharing unreleased videos, behind-the-scenes and private updates that will only be in PledgeMusic.
A new record also sets way for a new tour and that puts a big smile on my face because I get to see you! I’m excited to witness what the rest of this new year will bring and humbled that you’re still part of the journey with me.
The new year is just beginning but I’m already feeling that 2015 is going to be a big one. Today tickets went on sale for my Album Release Tour and they’re already starting to sell. I can’t begin to express how much I’m looking forward to bring some new music your way and see you again! We also just announced 30 new tour dates in a city near you.
I’m also really excited to unveil a super cool new website. This year will mark the release of my new album If I Could Change One Thing and we’ll open up pre-orders in just a few weeks so stay tuned.
As always, I’m so grateful to have you a part of this crazy journey together. Let’s have some fun this year!
Wow! I’ve literally been around the world in the past few weeks but I’m happy to say that I’m now back home in western Massachusetts for the rest of the year!
It’s cold and cloudy here but with the help of a hot cup of coffee and some much needed rest I’m relishing in how exciting the past few weeks of my life have been. Playing music in Malaysia with my friend, Crystal Bowersox was nothing short of surreal. Continue reading…