A remarkable birthday present from Mr. Cosgrove. Track List: 1. Sweet Desolation, 2. Kitchen Light, 3. Santa Fe, 4. Charming River Towns, 5. Big Black Road, 6. Indigo City Blues, 7. Eternal Life, 8. This Is Not A Radio Test, 9. Meadowlark, 10. Amanda, 11. Paper Town
Thanks to all who listened while I sang my River Songs this summer. I had a terrific time hiking hills between shows in New England, and paddling lakes between shows in Minnesota. Routing one's own tour pays off in this way. I've enjoyed sharing the story of this EP, and I'd especially like to thank the Big River for all that it's done for me.
I'm also excited to turn to the next thing. Here's what the River Songs tour looked like:
I am very excited to announce that River Songs is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Tidal, JK.com, and just about anywhere you can purchase or stream digital music online. Finally! If you haven't already, I hope you'll give River Songs a try. Buy it, stream it, share it with your friends. I am very proud of this collection of songs, I think it's the best thing I've made.
I recorded this set last September in a kind of frenzy before I left for Norway. Since I didn't have a chance to really promote the EP then, I'm revisiting that ol' Mississippi feeling now, and I'd like to share a bit about my travels. When you have a peaceful minute, check out my new repository for all the Mississippi media I've midwifed in the past 2 years. There is a lot on there, but it could be rewarding for those of you who are just BURNING for more River Songs context. As you browse, bear in mind that "The Mississippi is well worth reading about. It is not a commonplace river, but on the contrary is in all ways remarkable." (Mark Twain.)
Just wrapped up a 2-day music video shoot in and around my apartment. Jon DiMaio is directing/producing, and I think we bagged what we were looking for. I walked a lot, and tried to look no more melancholic and reflective than usual. We listened to Beyonce's Lemonade in between takes, but I don't think it's influence on this video will be too obvious.