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Music from the archives: Different Lens: Rarities and Demos, 2019-2022

Updated: Sep 13, 2023

For the month of September only, I'm excited to share with you a deep dive into the creation process for Familiar Ground and Tourist. Different Lens: Rarities and Demos, 2019-2022, is available now, via Bandcamp.

A compiled collection from the digital and analog archives, Different Lens contains a selection of the countless demos, b-sides, alternate takes, and sketches created during the years 2019-2022. Written and recorded across the American southwest, Sierra Nevada, Oklahoma, California, and Texas, each track is a brief travelogue that takes from the geography and the itinerant state of mind I found myself in.

Many of these songs became the roadmap that lead me to craft Familiar Ground and Tourist, two records that have boundless concepts and motifs in common with each other, not to mention they were captured and finished as I was in motion between places more often than not. If you listen close, you can hear the songs taking shape and their first steps as I stumbled through the dark and the southwest, towards the coast.

After 9 months of vocal rest, surgery and convalescence, this month has also seen me cleared to sing once again, without worry. I'll be celebrating with a handful of shows this fall, and on into January where I'll be journeying to Europe with Wild Child. Dates are below, more to come.

As always, thank you for listening. I hope you'll check out Different Lens, and I hope to see you out there somewhere!



9/16 Petaluma CA - House Show

9/22 Reno NV - 7th Street Station

10/19 Little Rock AR - White Water Tavern (Isaac Alexander opening)

10/20 Bentonville AR - Bloodbuzz House Show

10/21 Oklahoma City OK - House Show

10/26 Tuscaloosa AL - Druid City Brewing Company

10/27 New Orleans LA - Chickie Wah Wah (supporting Andrew Duhon)


1/12 Brooklyn NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg (supporting Wild Child)

1/17 Dublin IRELAND - The Grand Social (supporting Wild Child)

1/18 Belfast UK - The Deer's Head (supporting Wild Child)

1/20 Manchester UK - The Deaf Institute (supporting Wild Child)

1/21 London UK - Oslo Hackney (supporting Wild Child)

1/24 Berlin GERMANY - Privatclub (supporting Wild Child)

1/26 Rotterdam NETHERLANDS - Rotown (supporting Wild Child)

1/28 Groningen NETHERLANDS - Der-Aa Theater (supporting Wild Child)


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