First of all I just need to say that these songs are way over due. I wrote the majority of this EP in college, but some of these songs date back to when I was in high school (and I’m nearly 25 now). I grew up listening to James Taylor around the house and later got lost in the nuances of Damien Rice, Jeremy Enigk, and David Bazan. There’s something in the ethos of these writers that has always shaped and defined me, but for some reason I’ve never had the courage to really put myself out there. I can’t quite pinpoint the thing that finally pushed me over, all I can say is that this project is the culmination of many, many conversations. Conversations with people who care deeply about me, people who loved me enough to ask, “Hey when are you going to record your own stuff?” This EP is my first response to those voices. These songs are about divorce, cancer, romantic love, naivety, despair, and glimpses of hope that seep in through the window when you least expect it. I hope you enjoy them, drive with them, fall asleep to them, and think about them – because they're not just my stories, they're yours.
released April 6, 2010
Acoustic/Electric Guitars: Jordan Frye
Violin: Kelly Bennett
Cello: Brenton Moore
Bass: Evan Amo
Drums: Justin Wright
Claps, Stomps, and bg vocals: Dan Miles