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Song of the Week – Tash Sultana’s Cover of Electric Feel

This is one of the most incredible – and joyful – performances I’ve ever seen from someone doing a live

New music coming….

Siobahn Hotaling will be releasing some new music soon – but in the meantime, check out Siobahn’s most recent recording,

“Unguarded” Out Today!

Hey everyone!  My new EP, “Unguarded”, was released today! You can get it right now on my Bandcamp site:

First Single From Unguarded Is Here!

You can pre-order my album, Unguarded, on my Bandcamp site and download my new single, Heart In Your Hands, now!

Album Update!

Hey out there everyone! I’ve been pretty busy the past few months making my record and have been a little

Indiegogo Campaign Successfully Funded!

I raised $5300 towards recording my new album!  Thank you to everyone who contributed. Next stop – Toronto for drums,

Songwriters In The Round Show May 10th

Join me and 3 other great singer-songwriters for an evening of original music – Saturday, May 10th at 7:30 pm

New video – The Way You Are

My good friend Juan Luis Lopez Fons did a short video featuring me and my new song, The Way You

SongDoor 2013 Honorable Mentions

2 of my songs, Back To Our Future and Soul Study, got Honorable Mentions in the 2013 SongDoor competition –

Listen to my live interview and performance on WEXT 97.7 12/12 and 12/14!

The awesome folks at WEXT 97.7 The Exit had me on their Local 518 Show to talk about songwriting and

Video Footage From My Bitter End Show Is Online!

Check out some songs below: Feel Alive Photograph City Lights  

NY Times article about the cost of art…

This article is really great because it outlines out the practical problems of expecting people to give their art away

Show Alert! 10/21 7pm, Pianos Upstairs, NYC

Come see me at Piano’s Upstairs Lounge, 158 Ludlow St, NYC, Monday, Oct. 21st at 7 pm sharp!  

The real problem with Spotify isn't Spotify, it's….YOU.

Recently, there’s been a lot of commotion surrounding Spotify, Pandora, and other streaming music services, most specifically relating to how

Video from my show at Mocha Maya’s

Here’s “Back To Our Future” from my show last weekend at Mocha Maya’s!

Two articles about the problem with the new music business model

Two articles popped onto my radar today, both with a similar bent – how do artists get paid these days

Heading off to NYC…

I got accepted into NYU’s Summer Songwriters Workshop and I am really excited to spend 10 days honing my craft

Show at Moon and River Cafe, 3/19, 7 pm

Join me at Moon and River Cafe, 115 S. Ferry St. Schenectady next Tuesday night, 3/19, at 7 pm for

My First Ever Review of Heart on Fire!

The awesome folks at newclassicmusicfortomorrow wrote me a great review of Heart on Fire! Check it out here: Review of

Soul Study Featured on Radio Crystal Blue!

Check it out!  It’s around minute 54.  Dan Herman does a nice intro for me! Radio Crystal Blue

Rocking the Helsinki Hudson Open Mic

Played the open mic at Helsinki Hudson last night.  What a fantastic stage and great sound!  I will definitely be

Show at More Bread and Jam – 12/8

For those of you in the Albany area – come join me at More Bread and Jam, 130 Remsen St,

Song of the Day – S O H N – Oscillate

Just beautiful….

New Video – Amy Winehouse cover from the Delancey show, 9/5/12

Here’s the video from my show at the Delancey on Sept. 5th – the last song of the night –

New Photos Up On My Site!

I did a photoshoot in June with the amazing Megan Mumford, and I’ve finally got the best of them up

Song of the Day – Feed Me&Crystal Fighters – Love Is All I Got

This song brought such a smile to my face this morning…

Song of the Day – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Same Love

This song is beautiful and amazing.  Everyone should hear this.

New Video From Troy Night Out!

Joel Patterson was awesome enough to take footage of me singing “Heroine” at Troy Night Out last week and featured

Song of the Day – Craig Wedrem & St. Vincent – Sisters of the Moon

This is my favorite Fleetwood Mac song.  Covered by two awesome people.  Totally blown away.

Song of the Day – Milo Green – Don't Give Up On Me

Love this band – they may be a little on the folky side for me but the lushness of their

Song of the Day – Frank Ocean – Bad Religion

Love this version that he performed on Fallon a few days ago….

My First NYC Show – 7/28 at ZirZamin

Join my for my first show in NYC at ZirZamin – 90 W. Houston St – at 8 pm!  I’ll

Song of the Day – Jessie Ware – Running

Dueling guitars and backing vocals make this song an awesome throwback.  Kind of like Sade meets 80’s dance music. Highly

Why Musicians Are Killing The Music Industry

Why Musicians are Killing The Music Industry So I’ve been reading a number of articles posted over the past week

CD's Now Available For My Album!

Look what just came in the mail yesterday – the CD’s for my album, Heart on Fire!  You can buy

Support awesome music – Mark Hildreth!

My very dear friend and a cappella bandmate, Mark Hildreth, is looking to raise funds to finish his album!  If

My Album, Heart on Fire, Is Out Today!!!!

For digital download only; CD’s will be shipping in a couple of weeks! I hope everyone enjoys it – this

My First Single – Heart on Fire, and Album Pre-Order!

My first single, “Heart on Fire”, is now on my Bandcamp page for streaming, as well as the ability to

Song of the Day – Statues Made of Matchsticks – Morning Sun

Statues Made of Matchsticks, a lovely folk-ish group from Finland, actually sent me a link to their music on my

Why I Will Ban Cell Phones at My Shows When I Am Famous

Last night I saw the Cranberries at Terminal 5 in New York.  It was a great show, but that’s not

Song of the Day – Bon Iver – I Can't Make You Love Me

Bon Iver’s take on the Bonnie Raitt song “I Can’t Make You Love Me” with a little bit of “Nick

Concert Review – Ani Difranco at the Egg, 4/19/12

Ani Difranco is the most ferocious guitar player I have ever seen.  I would dare any hotshot electric guitarist to

Song of the Day – Rosanne Raneri and Bryan Thomas – Case of You

Little known fact:  Rosanne Raneri is the reason I am a songwriter.  While I listened to, and admired, Joni Mitchell

My Album Is Coming Soon….

Last night I got another final mix from my producer, which thrilled me to no end.  It’s so exciting to

Song of the Day – Florence and the Machine – Cosmic Love (Unplugged)

I am in danger of making my music blog a Florence and the Machine fan site with this post –

Song of the Day – Polica – Lay Your Cards Out

Beautiful futuristic dream-pop – makes me want to go hole up in my home studio and try to churn out

Song of the Day – Florence Welch and Josh Homme – Jackson

What could be better than Florence Welch unplugged?  Florence Welch doing a Johnny Cash duet with John Homme of Queens

Concert Review – Joan Osborne at the Egg, 4/1/12

I think it is a total shame that most people only know Joan Osborne as a “one-hit wonder” for her

Song of the Day – Robert Glasper Experiment – Cherish the Day

This cover of Sade’s “Cherish The Day” is just gorgeous… This is by a band I just discovered called the

Song of the Day – Luscious Jackson – Ladyfingers

So, Luscious Jackson, one of my favorite bands in college, has reunited!  They made some of the awesomest, upbeat music

Song of the Day – Joan Osborne – One of Us (Live)

In honor of her new album coming out tomorrow, here’s a beautiful live version of Joan Osborne’s most popular song,

New Orleans Music – Ed Wills and Blues For Sale

So our last night in New Orleans, wife and I were walking by a bar and looked in the window,

New Orleans Music – Smoking Time Jazz Club

So I’m in New Orleans for a few days, and I had the supreme pleasure of seeing the Smoking Time

Song of the Day – Jonsi – Tornado

As my plane was taking off into the gorgeous sunrise this morning to carry me south to New Orleans, Jonsi’s

Song of the Day – Summer Camp – Better Off Without You

Summer Camp’s music is kind of like what Blondie would sound like if they were to reincarnate in 2012,  which

Song of the Day – Equipoise – Song of the Stars

So I decided to take all of my instrumental music and start a side project called Equipoise.  Just posted the

Song of the Day – Emma Louise – Jungle

Great song, great voice, love the sound….

Song of the Day – Siobahn Hotaling – Soul Study Live

Live from my home recording studio!  Soul Study is a song from my upcoming album, Heart on Fire…

Song of the Day – Happy Rhodes – Lay Me Down

So I’ve decided to take my instrumental music and release it under the name “Equipoise”, which reminded me of Happy

Song of the Day – Frankie Rose – Know Me

Sounds like the Smiths circa 1986, if the lead singer was a a young woman from Brooklyn!

Song of the Day – Squalloscope – Domino

Cool chick from Austria… I love how vocals make up so much of the performance…

Concert Review and Soapbox Commentary – Jane's Addiction @ the Palace, 3/2/12

Last night, the Palace Theater turned into an eerie revisiting of the spirit and vibe of the Lollapalooza festival.  Well,

A New Original Song – "Reaching"

Here’s a brand new song… It’s an instrumental, the first one I recorded with my brand new electric guitar.  I’m

Article: Patrick Stump's Post About His Career

Patrick Stump just published a really awesome post on his website where he talks about his life as a musician,

Song of the Day – Susan Tedeschi – Hurt So Bad

This is not a new song, but I rediscovered it today and it is worth sharing!  This chick really knows

Random Post – Old Trent Reznor Footage!

I was the biggest Nine Inch Nails fan in high school, so when I found this footage I was just

Song of the Day – Camille – Senza

Heard an NPR podcast with her on it yesterday – a French artist I’ve never heard of before – amazing!

Song of the Day – VCMG – Bendy Bass

New techno from Vince Clarke of Erasure and Martin Gore of Depeche Mode… Reminds me of late 90’s club music!

Song of the Day – John Talabot – Destiny

This is a blissfully sunny house/chill song… I’m apparently really into electronica again…

Song of the Day – Miike Snow – Devil's Work

I totally love Miike Snow.  I listen to these guys every day when I work out….

Song of the Day – Purity Ring – Belispeak

Wonderfully weird

Song of the Day – Daughter – Medicine


RPM Challenge Epic Fail #1 – The Ill-Fated Happy Indie Song

So I attempted to write a shiny, happy, xylophone-infused indie rock song and ended up with the Twin Peaks soundtrack.

Song of the Day – Moon Bounce – Telephone

Delightfully quirky

Song of the Day – Sharon Van Etten – Give Out

Damn, I wish I could sing like her.  New girl crush, commence!

Love the Music, Don't Love The Message

<disclaimer>Before I go any further, I want to stress that I don’t want to imply that I think badly of

Song of the Day – SLKJ – Angel of Death

Another Scandinavian find…

Song of the Day – Greymouth – The Boy

Dynamic folk/not-folk!  From Finlandia!

Song of the Day – Pretty Lights – We Must Go On

Song of the Day – Azealia Banks – NEEDSUMLUV

Randomly R&Bish, but pretty rad.

Song of the Day – Kito & Reija Lee – Run For Cover

As an aside, best use of Atari sounds ever.

Song of the Day – Zola Jesus – Seekir

Song Of The Day – SBTRKT – Wildfire

Song of the Day – Seabisquit – Psychic Secret

A total random find… A totally random song… but strangely appealing…

Song of the Day – Florence + the Machine – Take Care (Drake Cover)

Ok, I don’t know the original tune at all, but I love this song.  And Florence, as usual, is beautifully

Song of the Day – Miike Snow – Silvia

This song starts out like it’s gonna be a typical 2011 pop song, but it turns seven shades of awesome

Song of The Day – Sound of Lions – Blue

Just discovered these guys!  Trip hop-pop from Ottawa…

Song of the Day – Kate Havnevik – Mouth To Mouth

Check out her new album! It’s awesome.  This is one of my favorites…            

Song of the Day – First Aid Kit – Lion's Roar

Post-medieval goodness with a little flower power thrown in for good measure.

Song of the Day – Florence + The Machine – Spectrum

Florence’s new album, Ceremonials, came out today!  This one is my favorite so far but the whole thing is as

Song of the Day – The Belle Brigade – Losers (Live in the bathtub)

Love the outfits.  Tightest harmonies I think I’ve ever heard.

Song of the Day – St. Vincent – Strange Mercy

Awesomeness.  Love the trippy guitar solo.

Song of the Day – Erato – Call Your Girlfriend (Robyn cover)

It’s covers week!  3 chicks and some cottage cheese containers in the kitchen.  Amazing.

Song of the Day – Saint Saviour – Army Dreamers (Kate Bush cover)

What’s more amazing than Kate Bush’s voice?  Someone who dares to do an a cappella cover of a Kate Bush

Song of the Day – Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar

Old-school funky goodness.

Song of the Day – The Civil Wars – I've Got This Friend (Live)

Now this is vocal rapport… Beautiful!

Song of the Day – Adele – Hometown Glory

The beginning chords of this song are so full of emotion… Immerse yourself!

Music I Love – New Imogen Heap Songs!

My favorite musician in the world just put up two new songs on her site – “Neglected Space” and “Minds

Music I Love – The 7th Squeeze – Hit Song

My friends, Jesse Sample and Nick Horace, just released their first video… Love it!

Song of the Day – Gillian Welch – The Way It Goes

Beautiful story-song ballad.  I don’t love country, but I love this.

Song of the Day – Suzanne Sundfør – The Brothel

I love Scandinavians!  Especially those that have a “ø” in their names!

And one more Florence video – Rabbit Heart live on KEXP

Yet another shining example of passionate performance.

More Florence – Cosmic Love live at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert

A beautiful version of a song close to my heart!

Song of the Day – Florence + the Machine's "Swimming"

I am mystified as to how such a beautiful song was relegated to a B-side…

Song of the Day – Exitmusic's "The Sea"

Heard on NPR’s New Music Podcast this weekend on my 12-mile last-run-before-the-half…

Working on new music…

I’m working on a demo of “Beautiful World” right now… Will have a snippet up later this week!

Song of the Day – Bjork's Sacrifice

Bjork is amazing.   I heard a radio interview with her yesterday where she was talking about how people get

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