sang a tune off my new album, “Weeping Willow Tree” at my home in Llano, TX. opened a window and the birds joined right in!
I’m sitting in a coffee shop on this lovely Austin, TX saturday afternoon and find myself reminiscing about these days…
…these Norway days! As summer starts to creep in, it’s good for the soul to remember the real winter I experienced just a few months ago. I wish I could’ve bottled it and brought it home with me… because the cold I felt there mixed with the hot that I’m about to endure here would make the perfect temperate, I think. Anyway, speaking of Norway, I’m thrilled to be able to say that I’m heading back to this lovely country in just a few short months! I’ll play a few gigs there, and will then hop over to Sweden to play there as well!
Until then, I’ll be playing some shows around the lovely state of Texas. Stay tuned for show updates… especially the pending OFFICIAL RELEASE SHOW for my latest project, Weeping Willow Tree. We’ll be announcing the date and venue very soon
i recently spent some time in Berlin, and played a bit of music while i was there!
Greetings from Norway! We just wrapped up our 21 show tour, and what an amazing time it was! Here is a bit of a recap…
A few things I’ve learned:
+ Brunost changes lives. Especially when paired with bread and jam.
+ Heated bathroom floors, people. It’s the only way.
+ Scarves do have a purpose. They’re not just for fashion.
+ Road trips are more fun when tunnels and ferries are involved.
+ Trolls are real.
A few things I’ve seen:
A few show photos:
Needless to say, the tour was fantastic! Big thanks to SGLIVE for organizing the tour and bringing me along! What a treat to travel around this country and open for Paul Colman. I won’t soon forget these memories.
Next up, I’m headed to Berlin for a couple of weeks and then on to Prague. Adios for now, Norway!
ooh and one more thing, because it’s important that you know this —> a really good album was recently released. go check out the new Fiction Family album. it’s a gem.
hey friends! i’m currently sitting in a lovely house in Stavanger, Norway, fighting off the urge to sleep so that I can say I beat jet lag. i’ve been here less than a day and am already enthralled with this country. and the people. right now there is a norwegian conversation going on around me… such a cute language. maybe i’ll speak it someday. but for now, i’ll just listen and imagine.
the tour with Paul Colman starts tomorrow. i’m so so so excited! here are the dates! in Norway? want to come to Norway? come on!
11/1 Stavanger – Meeting Point, Randaberg forsamlingshus, 9pm
12/1 Karmøy – Salem Skudeneshavn, 10pm
14/1 Bergen – Bibelskolehallen Bildøy, 8pm
17/1 Molde – SubUrban, 7pm
18/1 Alta – Øytun Folkehøgskole, 7pm
19/1 Trondheim – Salem menighet, 7pm
20/1 Jøa – Dun kirke, 6:30pm
22/1 Nittedal, Oslo – Samfunnssalen, Nittedal ungdomsskole, 7:30pm
23/1 Gvarv – Sagavoll FHS, 8pm
24/1 Kviteseid – Kvitsund gymnas, 8pm
25/1 Porsgrunn – Normisjonshuset L9, 7pm
26/1 Drøbak – Drøbak kirke, 7pm
27/1 Toten – Skogstad leirsted, 5pm
30/1 Klepp – Kleppe bedehus, 7pm
1/2 Tvedestrand – Risøy Folkehøgskole, 8pm
2/2 Arendal – Dalen Misjonshus, 7pm
3/2 Vegårshei – Vegårshei Forsamlingshus, 6pm
6/2 Fredrikstad – Røde Mølle, 7pm
7/2 Mandal – Skjernøy kapell, 7pm
8/2 Finsland – Finsland bedehus, 8pm
9/2 Kristiansand – Hånes frikirke, 8pm
for more details, visit http://www.sglive.no
Hope you all are enjoying this holiday season! The 80 degree spell has finally been broken here in Austin… it almost feels like winter now! (almost.)
Lots of exciting things are coming up, and I want to share them with you! One, my new EP is in the final stages of production, meaning it should release sometime late December – early January! I’m so, so thrilled for you all to hear these new songs. I’m pumped with the sound and the direction these tunes are headed. I’ll be announcing the exact release date soon!
In other exciting news, I’ll be heading to Norway in January for a tour with Paul Colman. This will be my first time playing in the beautiful Norway, and I don’t doubt that it will be amazing. So thankful for this opportunity! Below is a poster with all the dates… and more info can be found HERE, in case any of you find yourselves wandering around the Scandinavian countryside this January!
Merry Christmas, friends!
I’ve got a few shows added to the calendar!
Friday, November 9. King of Kings, San Antonio, TX. 7pm.
Saturday, November 10. Lifepointe Fellowship, Hutto, TX. 7pm.
Monday, November 26. House Show. Austin, TX. (location and time TBA)
Thursday, November 29. Grace Covenant, Austin, TX. 7pm. (w/ Shane and Shane. tickets HERE)
Happy fall, y’all!
I spent a day in the studio with Steve Mason of Jars of Clay and producer Paul Colman a couple of weeks ago! We’re really excited with where the project is heading, and need your help to finish!
Good stuff on the way, folks!
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be heading back into the studio very soon to begin work on a new project. I’ve got a nice bunch of songs that will soon be sorted through in hopes of finding the best for recording! In order to make this album happen, I’m asking for YOUR help. I’m so thankful for all the support and encouragement you guys have given me, and I wanted to put out an opportunity for you guys to partner with me in making this album! Check out this video and visit the link below to learn all the details of this campaign!
CLICK HERE to learn more details about the campaign!
Hope y’all are enjoying this glorious summer season. I’m soaking up the heat here in Texas. SO HOT. I wanted to post a quick recap of the east coast tour I recently embarked on with my friend Chelsea Amber. We had and amazing time. We met so many lovely people and were fortunate to see many beautiful places… not to mention the huge blessing it was to play our music all over the north east. Joyful, joyful.
The first leg of our trip included Richmond, DC, a few stops in MA, and NYC. We got to be tourists for a few days in DC and NYC…
We played in a variety of venues… churches, cafes, coffee shops, bars… really exciting to see all the different ways the music was received. The second leg of the tour we spent in New Hampshire at SoulFest. It was a fantastic week of good music, catching up with old friends, and meeting lots of new friends. I sang backing vocals for Chelsea during her set — lots of fun!
Also, we stayed with the sweetest couple the entire week of Soulfest. I was amazed by how they took care of us. Such loving, generous, caring people. We really encountered this every stop we made. It was so great to see the body of Christ literally working before my eyes. Here we were, traveling from city to city, doing what we believe we’re meant to do, only to be received by folks who were also living out a piece of what they were meant to do — and it looked completely different! We were welcomed into the homes of so many loving and kind people, serving us in such a huge way. What a joy to meet people who have been blessed with such generous and giving hearts. It really was inspiring to encounter. Thank Him for allowing me to see a bit of His body serving and loving each other.
After Soulfest, we headed on for one more week. We spent a bit more time in MA, the mountains of NY, and a quaint church in CT. Our last night was spent in the Catskill Mountains in NY. Wow. I’ve heard that most people are either “beach people” or “mountain people.” I am no doubt the latter. My soul seriously felt so refreshed by just the short time we had in the mountains. So refreshed.
So, the tour was great. Chelsea and I have high hopes to do this again together… maybe on the west coast? We’ll see! For now, I’m back home in Texas. I’ll be sticking around here for most of the fall… playing here and there with some local friends. HERE is my current fall calendar… keep checking back for additional dates! Also, I’m hoping to get back in the studio before the end of the year and crank out an EP. Stay tuned for updates about that adventure!
As always, thank you thank you thank you for your encouragement and support. Love to you all!