2015 – Year in Review
Hello to everyone who has joined me this year. St. Lenox had an unexpectedly busy year. As I’ve noted elsewhere, I had been expecting the album to die a slow death, only to be mentioned at work functions and cocktail parties as color commentary in an introduction. The fact that I’ve had total strangers pick up the album and listen is a surprise still. The fact that I had people review the album and get where I’m coming from is also a wonderful unexpected treat.
Some nice shout-outs from NPR, VICE, CMJ and Big Takeover. Released several music videos. I’ve recorded scratch tracks for the next album, including a song and video that should be coming out in the near future. We have a tour planned in February, though I still need to work out the details there. I’m also applying to festivals across the midwest and east coast. So, if there’s a local music festival playing in your hometown, by all means, let them know about me.
I’m also going to try and commit to writing on a more regular basis. I’ve been working my office job for a year at this point, and I think i’m ready to turn out songs at a more frequent and consistent clip. This will probably mean heading off to open-mic on a more regular basis (though probably just on the weekend). I can’t give you sneak-peeks of new material so much anymore, since I’m actually releasing material – but maybe I’ll sneak bits and pieces of songs on to you every once in a while.
Bela and Dan (my label and manager, respectively) are plugging away, and we should hopefully have the next album (tentatively titled: “Ten Songs From My American Gothic” out in the Spring. In the meantime, I’ll try and continue to write and blog on a regular basis. Aside from a few short hiatuses, I managed to keep this up for almost a year now.
Anyway, that’s what is going on lately, and what is coming down the pipeline. Thanks for your support, by the way. It is very much noticed and appreciated.