So apparently I’m playing a wedding in New Zealand in February. Sort of…. A few weeks back I received an email from a man named Simon, who lives in New Zealand. He told me a story about how his friend is getting married on February 9th and the couple wanted to walk down the aisle to my version of ‘Galway Girl’ – which is actually a Steve Earle song that I covered a few years ago. He was writing to ask if
Last week I did an impromptu Google+ Hangout On Air Acoustic concert. It was a quick test to see how the audio and video quality would come out if I attempted to do a live acoustic set on the web. The goal is to get things dialed in and hopefully do a live songwriter’s circle with folks from around the country or maybe a live set with the Neon Marias and see what kind of interaction and interest we can generate. But
I was leaving the restroom of a local watering hole about a week ago when I was stopped by a woman asking where she knew me from. I didn’t know her (at least I didn’t think I did). After a couple of seconds it came to her. I was a singer songwriter that she saw a few weeks ago at the wonderful Tramontane Cafe in Utica, NY. This was true. I did do an acoustic show there a couple weeks ago and had a great time. Great c
I’ve been trying to focus all my attention lately on producing not only the best possible record I can but also a good marketing strategy for it. I remain convinced that video, audio and ‘making-of’ content is a route that can really help your audience bind with your project. That being said, I’ve been keeping a video blog on the making of The Flood here – tons of videos, text and photos
Transparency is hard. I love getting the opportunity to talk about social media strategy with lots of great businesses and help them implement ideas and strategies that will not only help them grow their reach but translate that reach and community into real dollars. But regardless of whether your goal is a great sales volume, a larger community or more engagement one of the pillars that a good social media strategy
Live music isn’t dead. Far from it. But I come from an area that doesn’t have a huge live scene and a large swath of the population would rather go out on a Friday night to sing along with Bon Jovi covers than listen to original live music. This presents a big problem for lots of acts that maybe can’t take off on tour to bigger markets due to family or work commitments. So I’ve been really fa
Below, check out my acoustic set from The Electric Co. in Utica, NY. It was my first attempt at a Live stream of a show and the actual music starts about 9 minutes in. Following my set is a set from Aaron Cidzik. Thanks to everyone who tuned in or came out to the bar. This will be a start of many more live broadcasts to come. As always, your comments are appreciated.