February 7, 2016

New Single: Next to Nothing

NEW SINGLE RELEASED TODAY: “Next to Nothing” – First track released in the process of building the new album “Highway Nine Rising” – goes live on all platforms worldwide this week, but you can catch it here first!

Back in the studio here in 2016, writing and recording! Proud to release the new single, “Next to Nothing,” as the first track toward completion of the Highway Nine Rising album. A little bit about reflection, simplicity, and keeping your heart above your head in the search for what really matters.

If you like what you hear, tune in to 30A Songwriter Radio this Thursday, Feb 11th, at 11AM CT to hear a live interview and some of the new songs I’m working on for the album…

Please help spread the word and share it if you like it! :)

Take it easy you guys,

February 3, 2016



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January 13, 2013

Cold winter and lots of music…

Playing for the holiday crowd at Burke & Riley's Irish Pub, Breckenridge, CO 12.27.12

Playing for the holiday crowd at Burke & Riley’s Irish Pub, Breckenridge, CO 12.27.12


Going into the winter, I had a lot of ideas in my head about how I’d be spending more time in the studio and recording a bunch of songs that have been sitting on the back-burner for a long time.  Made some progress there, but not nearly as much studio time as I had anticipated.

There are always trade-offs, though.  Live shows keep my fingers warm and my brain ticking.  Adding a few fresh tracks to the show each week has kept me on my toes.  It’s been a lot of fun removing some old standards that I’ve really grown weary of, and adding new music from bands like The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Zack Brown Band, Ray LaMontagne, and Radiohead.  Committed to adding a little new stuff each week, with the hope of a completely fresh set list by the end of the season.

Now that the holidays have passed along, time to commit some more time to the studio as well.  3 tracks for the next album are cut and the rest are largely on the tip of my tongue, so I should be able to flow into it pretty smoothly.  Our time is so limited.  Not in a bad way, just so much good stuff going on everywhere.  I’ll soon be scheduling things in the middle of the night.  But that might be best, anyway.  I feel like I’ve got to be pushed up against a wall and then it starts to happen.  Notes flow.  Words create themselves.  It is never easy, until it’s hard…then it comes easy.  I don’t pretend to understand it – just let it happen.

For now, I’m happy doing what I’m doing.  My fingertips are calloused, my voice is raspy, and music is all over the place every day.  Everything else is easy…

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November 24, 2012

Myself Beside You – Lyrics

Myself Beside You


I was walking along the water’s edge

You told me not to come here, I heard what you said

By I need it, a little drop of rain

To keep me comfort from the pain


He’s a liar just like all the rest

He’s got an empty pocket in his double breast

But you love him, and when he holds you tight

You say he gets you through the night


I see myself beside you underneath the sun

When will you decide you haven’t yet begun

And all the while I’m fallin out of love with you

And everything we never said we never knew


My body aching I cannot even stand

Your body rearranging falling through my hand

And way out there, where the rivers roll

Like a freight train through your soul

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November 17, 2012

Sunday Afternoon – Lyrics

i wonder why underneath the rollin yellow sky you came to me like a breakin wave out on the sea only you always you and i wouldn’t let myself hold on to you so long so soon but i have been in love with you since sunday afternoon my life has been empty like the wind now that you’re here i am losing all my fear only you it was always you and the clouds roll over the hillside tonight and hide they yellow moon and i have been in love with you since sunday afternoon

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September 17, 2011

Life as Dru Carter

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