My band's first full-length has been available for some time over on Bandcamp in digital and CD formats. We're also on the Spotify and other streaming sites. We also have a kick-ass t-shirt for your consumption! Pic follows the embed.
I've emerged from my burrow after a busy fall and winter. Apparently, the last time I posted was August 24th. Since then I have:1) gotten married. Best day of my life.2) finished my manuscript for Nothing Has Been Done Before and sent it to Bloomsbury.3) become addicted to political news again.4) tried to buy a... Continue Reading →
My band Blind Engineer's new EP is now available for online streaming, download, and hard-copy purchase (CD only). Two choices: Bandcamp or Mingo Town Music.Our release show is Friday July 29 at Ace of Cups with Sin Shouters and Betsy Ross, two great local bands.Also, we'll be playing live in-studio at WCBE 90.5 on Wednesday,... Continue Reading →
Back in January, Blind Engineer (my band, my bae?) went "into the studio" to record and came out three days later into the sun with a bunch of songs. Six of them are going to be released on our new EP, The Big Restless, in late July.We're putting the finishing touches on the album now,... Continue Reading →
My band Blind Engineer is at Big Room Bar this Thursday night, June 30. Check out the event page here. And support your local rock radio, CD 102.5.More news coming very soon.
We're taking the stage again, this time Friday night, Feb. 26, at Cafe Bourbon Street opening for a great band out of Louisville, Dry Summers. Doors at 9, $5. Also w/a beamed gelling rose + undam and Faster Island. CBS is the best dive/rock bars in Columbus, and I mean that lovingly.Check out Blind Engineer... Continue Reading →
My latest column at PopMatters is up: "Bruce Springsteen, 'The Ties That Bind,' the Working Class and Authenticity." Which pretty much explains what the column is about.Also, I didn't post my previous column here. That one was part 2 of this series on working class music and focused on John Lennon's "Working Class Hero." Read... Continue Reading →
The Blind Engineer has two shows coming up. I'm playing Friday Dec. 11 at the Mingo Town Music Acoustic Holiday Party, a five-hour extravaganza featuring pretty much all the artists on MTM: Harvest Kings, Heartbreak Orchestra, Devil Doves, Al Smyth's FBnCC, Apple Bottom Gang, Jake Follrod, and Jon Schaer. Eric and Jesse will join me,... Continue Reading →
My new column is up at PopMatters here. "A Town Called Malice" takes a look at the state of working-class music from the US to the UK. As you might guess, it grew out of thinking about The Jam, one of my favs, after watching the recent documentary About the Young Idea. I hope this... Continue Reading →
The Blind Engineer is headed out on the road for a whirlwind two-day tour of the central/southeastern corridor of the state. Exotic! The jet's in the shop so we'll have to drive. Full band with Bill Heingartner, Jesse Charles and Mr. Eric Nassau fresh off his tour.THURSDAY AUG. 27: Casa Nueva, Athens, Ohio // Opening... Continue Reading →