SMALL IS THE NEW TALL
In a small shed on 36 acres of land in the foothills of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, to be exact), I craft songs for myself and other musicians.
Signed for eight years to Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), I've worked with artists a wide range of artists from (here come the name-drops: Howie Day, Ryan Cabrera, Art Garfunkel). In that time, I've learned a lot. Like what? (You might ask.) For one thing, I’ve learned that cities like New York, LA and Nashville are fantastic—they’re busy, with a million new spots to check out and people to meet. They’re also really distracting, which can sometimes put a damper on the creative process. We have a solution:
Here at our little place in North Carolina, takeout doesn’t deliver (a likely stoned pizza guy informed us that we’re “…in a delivery dead zone, man”). While we’re only 15 minutes from Carrboro (home of the classic venue, Cat’s Cradle, and some great vinyl shops), nights out here get pretty dark, away from the traffic and city lights, and as a result, you can see stars and planets you never knew existed, and perhaps a UFO or two if you believe...
So, what does this place offer? One key word: perspective. Another one: space. The open fields and tangled woods allow you to reconnect with all of the stories and melodies you've had buried in your brain. Leave your watch at home. The three hour writing session you're used to just turned into three days, with plenty of breaks for quarry swimming, bass fishing in the pond, home cooked meals, and bourbon on the back porch.
Let's make something real.