Minus 5 at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard

I went to hear Scott McCaughey and the Minus 5 last night at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard:


The Minus 5 were fun, Scott’s songwriting is super cool, and the band really showed off his flexibility in styles, he always puts together top-notch musicians. And new tunes included!

If they come through your town, treat yourself to a Minus 5 show, you’ll really dig them.


Pre-Order/Help Fund My New EP, ‘Welcome’

Dear Friends,

I am very excited to announce the upcoming release of my new EP, ‘Welcome’, all of the songs are recorded and ready to go, the only step remaining is to get the CDs printed up and shipped out to you.

I recorded these songs in Seattle with Peter Buck, Bill Rieflin, and Scott McCaughey from R.E.M. and I think you’ll dig them. You can pre-order your copy here:


The link above is also a fundraising link to pay for the cost of printing the CDs. There are some options to give a little more $$ to help me finish this project if you want. A lot of folks assume I am signed to a label etc., but I do it all on my own. Well, not exactly on my own, ALSO with the help of folks like you!

We’ll ship the CDs out in June. Typing that last sentence gave me goosebumps, I’m very excited!

Thank you for supporting independent music!



PS. This will be a limited edition run of around 1000 discs, pre-orders will be shipped but then most copies will be sold directly at shows. Order yours now!

Photo Gallery: 2010 Seattle Sessions with Peter Buck of R.E.M.

We finally posted an album of the photos of my sessions with Peter Buck (R.E.M.), Scott McCaughey (R.E.M., Baseball Project) and Bill Rieflin (R.E.M., Ministry). They’re a legendary team to have in the studio, I am blessed beyond comprehension.

We went in and recorded the songs together in Seattle, Washington. The sessions were a lot of fun, we had tons of freedom to record the songs how we wanted them to sound and we just fell in to a groove and recorded very quickly and easily. I can’t wait for you guys to hear the songs, I’ll see if I can find some videos to post of the sessions also.



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