So my new song "Battle of The Free and The Authority" is coming out the day after Thanksgiving. Nov 23rd at 11:30am. So wake up late, make yourself some leftovers, and give it a listen if ya don't mind.
It's available for a $0.99 Pre-Order on Itunes, and a Pre-Save on Spotify.
Let me know what ya'll think whenever it comes out.
Thanks, and happy holidays!
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Daily Song — A SONG FOR YOU, Leon Russell (1970)
This week, on the second anniversary of Leon Russell’s death, fans in his hometown of Tulsa unveiled a monument in his memory.
Steve and Kathy Todoroff, who led the fundraising for the monument, picked up Russell’s remains from the family Friday night. A private internment was held early the next morning.
Elton John was one of the donors to the monument. He cites Russell as one of his influences. You can hear it in some of John’s earlier albums, especially “Tumbleweed Connection.”
There’s a subgenre of music around here known as the Tulsa Sound. It’s an odd sprinkling of Woody Guthrie, J.J. Cale, Elvin Bishop, Steve Ripley, Leon Russell, and others. Another forebearer, Bob Wills, has been buried in Tulsa’s Memorial Park Cemetery since he died in 1975.
Leon Russell now rests in the same cemetery. It’s perfect for the man known as The Master of Space and Time.
(For the music and more, click the link in the bio.)
found this clip on the computer from a writing sesh. ‘Wild Child’ was/is an interesting song but mostly because of what all came with it. It was the first song we started writing for the record, and out of it came ‘Danger Cat’ and ‘Stranger Ways’ and from those songs came a lot of other ideas that inspired others songs on the record.
It’s like ‘Wild Child’ is sort of that “super mom” that does a whole bunch of things throughout your day, and you think nothing of how great you have it, and take her for granted at times until she stops doing those things and you realize how great you have it.
So, thank you momma ‘Wild Child,’ you butter our bread, and make the greatest milk and cookies.
My babe Jim Watson and I are playing tonight (11/12) at @furshoptulsa with our awesome Memphis buds @shamefingerofficial. Music starts at 10PM and there’s no cover! Here’s a clip of us playing Jim’s song Dry Ground. #tulsa#tulsamusic#singersongwriter
Finally I can post some pictures about what I have been up to. Been working with a great team creating a set and masks for a local band @goodvillainsband Good Villains. Good sounds, good crowd, and everything went well! As an excellent scavenger and cardboard cutter The cardboard forest came together, assembly required. We also made masks to hand out to the crowd, way stinky fun! I’ll probably show you some mask forming later now Go find this band and give them a listen. @angelartstudio #vacuumforming#setdesign#cardboardart#upcycle#monster#tulsamusic#tulsa#thevanguard
Can't even fit a whole verse on Insta :/ The full version will be on YouTube soon. If you like this please try to share it with someone!
all these other rooks just look the other way
maybe they're feeling shook
just took their breath away
they feel it in their bones
no, they know it in their brains
maybe I'm in the middle of a literal invasion
and you might think it's absurd
how come you be slummin'
with what you'd become if
the right people caught word?
well I too, arrived at that
so i have been writin' raps
I'm on the rise, in fact
if you could spread the word
then i'd be alright with that
tell a stranger, tell your siblings
tell your mom and tell your dad
Go tell Jim, Go tell Billy,
and every friend you ever had that
the best rapper that you have heard
isn't on the map but he raps like a master
givin any enemy a match for the century
and if there's any that are standing after
stand back as I spam raps and I'm
sandbaggin, I'm antagonized.
can't stagger my fans after my
plans, have to find answers, if i
ran back and try ransackin' thy
bandwagon, my hands draggin, my
pants saggin', i am grabbin my
damn braggin' rights and actin like
I'll break a record for a rhyme scheme
you can take a second you can check, i made it quite clean
you can check the definition of a rap magician and i bet you're gonna find me
you can't deny me, come on and try me
I'll just be writing, I'll be designing
and when these rhymes be rising rightly,
you are gonna finally like me
“STRAIGHT FROM THE DUST BOWL TO YOU, THE TULSA REVIEW!” #themtulsaboys paying tribute to the late Jimmy “Junior” Markham last night at @cainsballroom - beautiful - @jesseaycock @paulbenjaman @bohallford @dustin_pittsley @foderick @fullbright.john - #blackcherry#tulsamusic#tulsasound
Utilizing the power of the Wuuf... BC2 combines forces for the power of peace and music at the very center of the Broken Arrow Brewing universe. Come witness the spectacle. Friday November 16th. #okiemusic#tulsamusic#acousticmusic
So, here’s a photo from the first recording session for the record. ‘Wild Child’ included, we demoed everything first so we could hear things recorded to fine tune things and make sure the songs feel right before hitting that studio. Probably around December of 2016.
Hope you’re enjoying ‘Wild Child’ and the others so far! Can’t wait to share the rest!
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“Fears” has been out for a full week! ✨Thank you all so much for you feedback, comments, and shares. It means so, so much. ❤️ It’s so amazing to get to share my soul with all of you in this way.
If you haven’t heard it yet, follow the link in my bio! It’s worth your while. 😉🤙🏾 Also, give my bud @isaiahgripper a follow. He co-wrote the song with me and he’s amazing.
All the love..xx
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