On the Long Road Home

I didn’t have a title for this post, but “On the Long Road Home” happens to be the song I’m listening to at the moment by a band called The End of the Ocean, so I figured I’d use it for this.

The Black Warrior Songwriters Festival was fun! Many thanks to Megan and Jarrod McMillan, Matt and Nikki Ray from Eat My Beats (who, along with being one of the many wonderful sponsors of the festival, also kept me from being homeless for the weekend.) I got to see a lot of old friends and make some new ones. Always a good time.


Photo by Todd Souvignier of Abusements.

Other quick news:

BARRENS guitarist “J. Slickwood” is releasing a limited number of Gut Munchers DVDs. I play “Vince,” and BARRENS bassist Clay Smith plays “Buck.” Click here to order.

In film news, Stephen Poff’s short film The Song You’ll Never Hear will screen at this year’s Montgomery Film Festival (which is July 20.) That was a fun project to work on. I play “Ralph” the bartender in that one. Congrats to the cast and crew!

Photos from last week’s Guitar Pull at the Cloverdale Playhouse are up on my Facebook page.

My next acoustic shows are coming up July 5 and 6. I’ll be returning to Goat Haus Biergarten in Montgomery both nights.

More announcements coming soon. Thanks for reading! Much love! Subscribe to this blog below:

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Black Warrior Songwriters Festival – this weekend!


This coming weekend is the 2019 Black Warrior Songwriters Festival in Tuscaloosa!

I’m scheduled for three performances, as seen in the image above. Be sure to check out the list of artists and the full schedule.

Also… I’ve got a cameo in this video that features some footage from last year’s festival:


And speaking of songwriter’s events, if you haven’t seen Commit to the Song: The Joe Thomas Jr. Guitar Pull yet, it’s available for rent and purchase on Amazon. Click here to check that out, and leave a review – I’d love to hear your thoughts.


Quick update – June 2019



Hey everyone, just wanted to give some quick updates on things. If you’ve been following my Instagram, you might already know what’s been keeping me busy, but if not, here’s what’s been up:

I’ve worked with a number of talented filmmakers and actors on a few projects, including a public service type of ad, two fake ads that we’re hoping will be part of this year’s Montgomery Film Festival intermission, a short film, and continued work on a documentary project I hope to be able to provide more details on soon.

(Speaking of the Montgomery Film Festival, if you haven’t seen the two fake ads from the past couple of years that I was involved with, check out the “FudgeIt Auto Sales” videos at the bottom of this post… language is NSFW.)

In Barrens news, our album is currently in the mixing stages at Headless Dinosaur Recording. (That was the studio where Hail the Titans recorded Hymns of Mare Nostrum.)

That’s it for now. As always, thanks for reading.