Archive for December, 2013

Happy Crimble and a Very Goo Year

Posted by on December 27th, 2013

HermanFrom the ashes I’ll rise again, I will rise again
To sing a new song
From the ashes I’ll rise again, I will rise again
And fly headlong into the rush of improbable moments

– from “Burning Down Both Sides”

(Blog title shamelessly borrowed from the Beatles)

We are proud to present the first single and video from Skeleton Crew: “Westwood”.  This song literally came to me in a dream where Tom Petty was helping me write it.  We hope you enjoy it enough to share it with your friends!

Also, the pre-sale of Skeleton Crew begins on iTunes today.  If you order now you will get to download “Westwood” immediately, and the rest of the album will be automatically downloaded to your device when the album is officially released on January 17, 2014.

Advance praise for “Westwood”

Posted by on December 13th, 2013

Skeleton Crew“Westwood”, the first single from the Skeleton Crew album, will be released next week.  Meanwhile, here are some choice words about the song from anonymous reviewers on

“What an AWESOME song! The intro brings a fun, Carlos Santana vibe with a Don McLean vocal style. This was super fun to listen to and I’m surprised it isn’t already on the radio! The singer really has a powerful and soulful voice and you can hear the energy spewing from his vocals in every verse. I can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t enjoy listening to this.”

“This song made me want to dance, reminds me of [the] Traveling Wilburys or the Wallflowers, I could listen to this on repeat! I love the lyrics and the artists voice!! I grew up on this sounding music and this makes me want to turn it up and drive!”

“This is the kind of song that I would buy on iTunes, put it on my iPod, and keep it on repeat for a little while. From the opening percussion, I was hooked. This track has the kind of solid beat that would get stuck in my head for hours on end (speaking of which, it already is).”

“This song reminds me of Tom Petty. It could easily be on any of his albums. The guitar really shines through on the bridges and the piano creates a musical quality that one doesn’t hear everyday. The harmonies are tight and I appreciate the message here. This song is full of the elements a listener looks for and it has a good vibe.”

“Smoldering blues presented in a shambling country rock style in the tradition of desert songwriters like the Eagles. Vocals really do resemble that SoCal group and the road trip lyrics are appropriately cryptic. … Retro trip back to the halcyon era of rocking country with a lot of rock in it.”

“I love the guitar in the beginning. I can’t begin to describe how much I like this song. It has elements of Tom Petty, the Wallflowers, as well as a few other influences that I can’t think of.”

“I love the simplicity of this song…it rocks! Lyrics wise also so clever… good arrangement and very original… this song is something close to perfection to me… I have this feeling that this song will be a big hit…”

“The lyrics tell a story and I enjoyed the message. I can imagine listening to this song on a long drive, hair caressed by a warm summer breeze. Almost reminds me of something I would expect to be on a Beatles album.”

Look for the “Westwood” video next week!

Upcoming events

Posted by on December 6th, 2013

Skeleton Crew
In the next couple of months, we have a number of things to watch for:

  • The first video from the Skeleton Crew album will be released.
  • The iTunes pre-sale for Skeleton Crew will begin.
  • The album will become available for purchase in both physical and digital formats.
  • CD release party concert
  • The second video will be released.

Exciting stuff!  We hope you’ll enjoy the music as much as we enjoyed making it!