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Here’s a few tunes for your players just to say welcome! download the songs.
They’re yours to keep and can be dropped into iTunes or any media player you like.
Here’s a little background on the download songs:
Story Of Our Lives is a mid-tempo tune written after serving with other Austinites at Get Up Project.
It’s also won a few writing awards including 1st place in the ASG Song Contest and Finalist Honors in the GASC International contest.
The cover art is a photo by friend Lisa Reed who makes hand crafted glass art and jewelry. I loved the imagery and it reminds me of how everyone we’ve ever known is somehow wrapped up in our story.
I performed vocals and acoustic guitar on this one and many awesome people contributed.
Austin Traffic Song is obviously about… yes, the thing we all love about Austin.
I wrote it during the Christmas season when schools were out and I was able to get to work in half the normal time. The contrast to my normal commute made me declare “Traffic is the worst thing about Austin”.
It has a Texas-County kick and it allowed me to vent my frustrations in the healthiest way I could. I hope you can relate to this one:)
The cover art is a photo I took from my car during one of my morning commutes on HWY 183. You might notice the longhorn emblem on the back of the car in from of me. I think this was somewhere near the Mopac interception of 183 going South.
I did vocals, acoustic guitar and bass on this one. Daniel James: drums, Brett Danaher: electric guitar, Clayton Corn: piano
Amy Smiles is an Americana rocker and I recorded all music and vocals at my studio in Austin and in my dad’s studio in Salado.
In the lower right corner there’s a photo of my grandmother when she was young. I fell in love with it when I saw it at her house after someone had it “colorized”. Black and white still looks better to me and It somehow captures that “far away look” I mention in the song. To me, this song is about the difficulties of understanding the ones we love and how relationships are cloaked in mystery.
I hope you enjoy these! I look forward to connecting with you in the future and please feel free to contact me anytime.
Here’s the link again: download them now.