Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tightrope Walker EP Mastering Sessions / Release Notes

Hi Friends,

Check out this video for the mastering sessions for my upcoming debut EP "Tightrope Walker"! A big thanks to Roman Vail at Joe Lambert Mastering in Brooklyn, NY for his skill and expertise! : ) Also wanted to give a shout out to Ross Federman for sitting in on the session and recording this video. Ross has been doing some amazing production work with this EP and has been instrumental in moving the project towards completion. Thanks Roman & Ross!! : )


Here's a sneak peak at the EP cover done by the amazing Tanya Andrews!


Right now I am researching and preparing for the most effective way to do an independent EP release. Been giving a lot of consideration to releasing the work under a creative commons license to make it available to the most amount of people possible without the restrictions of a traditional copyright. As this artist paradigm is relatively new, I am making sure I educate myself thoroughly. I will try to share as much of my findings here as I can!  If you would like to read more about creative commons and "freeing your work" I suggest visiting Nina Paley's site:

http://blog.ninapaley.com/

She has been at the forefront of the "free culture" movement and found great success with a non-traditional release of her movie "Sita Sings the Blues".




I will do my best to keep you all updated on my progress!! I am hoping to have an official release of the EP some time in early 2014!! Thank you for all your support through this journey. It really does take a village to make things of value and I am grateful to have a community like you! : )

-Spencer


Friday, May 3, 2013

Upcoming Shows in May / Songwriting Class



Hello Friends!

Hope that the warm spring weather is treating you well. I am just starting to come out of hibernation myself & wanted to let you all know about a couple of shows I have coming up this month. : )

First, this SUNDAY, May 5th, I will be playing a set at the Water Hill Music Festival in Ann Arbor at 3:45pm at 1100 Miner St. If you haven't been to Water Hill yet, you don't want to miss this! 



"Water Hill Music Fest is a free music festival in Ann Arbor, Michigan featuring residents of the Water Hill neighborhood performing on their front porches for other neighbors and visitors who stroll from house to house from 2 to 6 p.m. on the first Sunday in May. Hundreds of musicians and thousands of visitors participated in 2011's inaugural event."

www.facebook.com/events/234980343274654/

I will be sharing a set with my good friends Matt & Jess from The Understorey! 

http://theunderstorey.com/

Next on May 17th, I will be performing a two-set solo show at The Crazy Wisdom Tearoom at 8:30pm in Ann Arbor. Crazy Wisdom is an amazing listening room environment and one of my favorite places to play in town. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/446814658737972/?context=create

Last but not least, there are still spots available in my Spring / Summer semester MUS 146: Songwriting Class at Washtenaw Community College if any of you were looking to jumpstart your creativity! The class meets Monday & Wednesday from 2 - 4:15pm starting May 13th. This class is always an amazing experience for me as we go together on a journey of self-actualization. We cover a lot of ground including: Songform, Melody, Harmony, Figurative Language & creating a sense of unity within our songs. It's a great way to get yourself into a supportive, creative environment that encourages you to let your light shine! You can sign up here:

http://www.wccnet.edu/academics/schedule/#subjects[]/MUS/semester/201305/times-of-day[]/morning%2Cafternoon%2Cevening/days-of-week[]/sunday%2Cmonday%2Ctuesday%2Cwednesday%2Cthursday%2Cfriday%2Csaturday/section-types[]/regular%2Cblended%2Conline%2Cclosed/parts-of-semester[]/full%2Cearly%2Clate/


See you all soon!

: ) 

-Spencer

Thursday, January 10, 2013

SHOW TOMORROW: 1/11/13 Crazy Wisdom, A2 - 8pm


Hi Friends!

Just want to invite you all again to a two-set solo show I have coming up tomorrow 1/11 at Crazy Wisdom in Ann Arbor! I will be getting things started around 8:30pm, but come out early to get a good seat, I'm expecting a pretty good crowd for this one! : ) This is a FREE / ALL AGES show, so make sure to bring your friends and family! I have some new material and would love to share it with you. : )


SHOW 1/11/13 8:30pm
Crazy Wisdom Tearoom
114 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
FREE / ALL AGES















Can you help me spread the word? Here is a link to the facebook event here:

http://www.facebook.com/events/449304915127203/?fref=ts

Looking forward to seeing all of your smiling faces!

: )

-Spencer