It’s a snow day in Washington, DC. Here’s some music for a day inside (hope it’s a warm place).
Happy New Year! I just sent out my list of performances for January 2018 to the mailing list. I also posted a new video for my song “Snow Day” (perfect for this “bomb cyclone” week we’re experiencing in the US Northeast). Hope you enjoy it.
Thanks to Aaron Myers and the band for this lovely live performance of my new song “Snow Day” at our show on April 4. I’m always impressed at how quickly Aaron can take on a new song and really “own” the lyrics, as he did in this case. That’s Mary Lawrence playing the trumpet solo; she sat in with the band on Friday. I’m at the piano, alongside Percy White on bass and Will Stephens at the drums.
My New Year’s resolution this year was to write at least one new original song each month. February’s song is called “Snow Day,” not a surprise considering the severity of the winter in the DC area this year. This is an attempt at more chromatic harmony, trying to get at something that Kurt Elling or Gregory Porter might perform. Here’s my scratch recording of the song. If you’re a vocalist and want to try this out, please let me know. In any case, I hope you enjoy it.