So here is my version of “Heart of the Country” by Schucks Road (video courtesy of Pedro Sousa):
Stills from the music video for my new song “This is Not a Christmas Song”. Featuring Juanita Pearl Johnson and Leroy Smith Graham.
A few days ago I sent the final mixes of my new CD, “Transcendence. Problematic.” to Dave Locke at JP Masters for mastering. In addition to the impending CD release party I’m also planning on filming at least 2 music videos within the next 2 months to promote the new CD.
For those of you that are curious as to what I’ve been up to over the last month concerning the new CD, I figured I’d list a few recent adventures of GSRV Music.
1) Living Room Concert Series
I played a show in one of my fan’s living room every week of February…and it was awesome! It was a lot of fun to be able to hang out with my listeners and talk about the music (or other subjects that popped into our heads). Check out some of the highlights below (featuring a guest performance by the very talented Deanna Frederick):
2) Recorded a Song for the Academy Awards
I went to school in NYC for acting…so the Oscars were kind of like the Super Bowl for acting students. But this year rather than watch the Oscars…I decided to write and record a song in their honor:
3) Played the Goodbye Blue Monday With a Bunch of Friends
It’s always fun to play a gig with as many friends as possible. So at the very beginning of the month I played a show in Brooklyn with Schucks Road, Michelle Ferriera, and Around August. It was a great time and I got to play with my brother David who is releasing some great music of his own recently:
So What’s Next?
I’m glad you asked!
I should be sending the new CD out for production by next week and then I’ll start planning a CD release party.
Keep your eyes open and your ears clean for updates on “Transcendence. Problematic.” so you can get your hands on some of the hottest new music out by GSRV Music!
In the meantime, if you haven’t heard the single from the album check out the music video below…and if you dig it, share it on FB, twitter, wordpress…and whatever else you use to tell your friends about stuff.
A Song in Honor of the 2013 Academy Awards…
Finished recording my new CD “Transcendence. Problematic.”…almost.
A few tweaks here and there and I’ll be sending out my new CD “Transcendence. Problematic.” to get mixed, mastered, packaged, and produced for your listening enjoyment!
Check out the Music Video for the New Single right here:
Ran a successful Kickstarter Campaign to raise money for New Music.
Due to your support and T.L.C
Tender Love and Cash
our Kickstarter to raise money for post-production on the new CD was a success! I can’t thank everyone enough for supporting some new music and I can’t wait to share it with everyone.
Began blogging “Confessionals”
In order to explore my own vulnerability as an artist and to explore the theme of Problematic Transcendence, I’ve been releasing “Confessionals” (a kind of Rorschach test of sorts) to give insight into myself and the new CD.
Check out the last confessional here.
Shared my experience of Creative Blue Balls with the world.
This one you’ll just have to check out for yourself – Click Here
Performed at the Goodbye Blue Monday with Schucks Road, Michelle Ferriera, and Around August
For those of you who were unable to attend here are some highlights:
P.s. Happy February!
For everyone out there looking for the perfect song to jam out to for the end of the world….try this one out:
I’ve been sitting at my desk…
trying to decide how to articulate my thoughts on this new song and music video but to no avail.
As Heinrich Zimmer said,
“The best things cannot be told, the second best things are misunderstood…”
I have a feeling my lack of articulation results more from my lack of ability than from this song being “the best thing”…but who knows, maybe you’ll disagree. Hope you enjoy this new music video starring the very talented Samantha Joy.
and here are some pics of Ms. Joy and I during the shoot: