Listen Local - Evergreen

Listen Local - Evergreen

Their first full length album, Whole, just released last week. Recorded at Edmonton's Royal Studios, it's a great sounding record. Right now I'm really digging the track The End of the World.

Given their streaming numbers on Spotify, it seems I'm late to the party. Edmonton's music scene just keeps getting better.

How Notion.so Keeps My Music Career on Track

How Notion.so Keeps My Music Career on Track

Every artist needs a system.

The tools you use are highly personal – we each have our own unique flow. I've tried a lot of tools – digital and paper – and found there is no single solution to power my productivity. Which is why I love the 'many-solutions' approach of Notion.

Listen Local - F&M

Listen Local - F&M

Ryan Anderson was dressed in a black suit I recognized from his stage performances. It's likely not the exact suit, but close enough to be on-brand.

He'd also seen me play, and remembered the bow tie. This weird stuff works, people.

Ryan was kind and full of the wisdom gained from experiences like playing 150 shows in a single year with his wife and musical partner Rebecca.

F&M play "folk noir" - a genre made up like "bowtie rock" to try and capture some unique edge of the music they make. And it captures their sound so well.

Their self-proclaimed "joyful melancholy' is all over their just-released record, "Lessons from Losers."

Why 2017 Was My Biggest Year in Music So Far

Why 2017 Was My Biggest Year in Music So Far

2017 leaves me a bit tired, but full of gratitude and even awe. So much happened for my music this year, even though I feel like I’m still lacing up my runners to head to the starting line. On days when it feels the race may never begin, it helps to take stock. 

How I Made And Released an EP for $140

How I Made And Released an EP for $140

It may be hard to make a living from music these days, but at least it doesn’t cost a living anymore. Thanks to some internet magic and good friends, I was able to record and release Where The Air Is Thin, my latest EP, for just under a hundred and fifty bucks. All in.

Here’s how I did it.

How Talking the Strangers on Anchor Could Save Social Media

How Talking the Strangers on Anchor Could Save Social Media

Each human voice is beautiful and unique.

Our voices connect us to one another. Our personalities incarnate timber and tone. Vocalization brings nuances text lacks. This subtlety and character have been largely missing from social media. Until now.

Until I installed Anchor, I had no idea the difference a human voice could make.

App Review: Bible for Apple TV

App Review: Bible for Apple TV

For thousands of years, pre-printing-press people had the Bible read to them by others. First as oral histories, then read from priceless scrolls at gatherings. We read with our ears long before our eyes. I like the way the Bible app for Apple TV returns me to that listening space