Below we’ve posted 3 new unreleased songs that we recorded live in Birmingham, AL with an incredible video/audio team, headed up by our good friend Sandy Phillips. We’d like to thank her and the guys she brought together; Randal Crowe, Calvin Osborne, Jeremy Burns and Jay Johnson (See them here in the behind the scenes footage that we got). We filmed, recorded and performed these songs whilst driving around in the back of our van in the heat of the day! Needless to say it was HOT, because it’s Birmingham and we had to kill the AC for sound quality. But we had an amazing time!
If you dig these new songs and want them to be recorded, make a donation (in the right column) to help with the recording cost. We’ve sold everything and put it all on the line to do something we believe in; so we’re headed to Germany to make a full album. (Read the story here) Thanks and enjoy!
Catch the behind the scenes footage taken by yours truly here.
We’ve been running around trying to figure out what we’re supposed to be doing our last week in the states. It’s seems like there should be a standard list somewhere, an app for that, or a self help book entitled “Things to take care of before moving your family and career out of the country”! That would be helpful, because we’ve never done this before. We’re basically just preparing ourselves for everything to change!
The reality that everything is going to change has gotten real. And has brought about a rush of different emotions from excitement to agita. (Agita is an Italian word my wife uses to describe a nervous feeling that has a hint of nausea associated with it; I’ve adopted it into my vocabulary.) But it has been a smooth transition, having sold our house a couple weeks ago and moving into the parents house. It’s been preparing us to live with other people in quite a lot less space than we are used too, while still having the physical love and support of our families and friends. Now the next phase involves us moving a world away from most everything and everyone we know and love!
Sometimes I ask myself why. Why can’t we just do what we do here? I haven’t been able come up with a concise way to answer that question except that everything in this life is about timing, from your heart beating, to your car engine, to music. If you ignore the timing you will die, metaphorically speaking, unless of course your heart ignores it’s timing and then you really would die. The fear of the unknown constantly tries to knock us off timing and leads us to miserable feelings. But when you find your timing you feel a passion to put everything on the line to keep it! And now we have found our timing. We sold our house without a realtor or even putting it on the market!! That was just one of many “signs” that the time is now. We are going to miss being here with everyone so much and even though it’s not the same we’ll keep in touch online.
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Our 1 final live performance will be this Saturday at 4pm EST in our tour van while driving through Asheville, NC! THE LAST RIDE before we sell the van and move to Germany. We only have room for 10!! Each rider gets to pick one song for us and then we’ll play a couple of our personal favorites.
HOW DO I GET A SEAT?
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This last weekend Steven and I were performing one last time in Birmingham, AL before selling our van and heading to Germany. We were invited by our good friend Sandy to play 3 new songs acoustically, while being filmed in the back of our van driving around the city. We had a great time and hope to release the final videos very soon! Here is some behind the scenes footage we took with our phones.
Steven and I recorded this downtown in Asheville in front of our big ass posters hanging in the windows of Stella Blue. SEND US TO GERMANY! Back our project to record a full length album of new material in Germany. Hit the green button below and thanks for supporting independent music!