New merch! (And yes, self-promotion is still weird)

Last February, I wrote a post talking about my feelings on self-promotion, and… well… I just read over it again and still feel exactly the same way as I did then.

But I also just put a new design up in the store, so if you feel so inclined, here’s the link.

Others are available as well, so if your sentiment is more along the lines of “I hate Josh Carples, but his music is tolerable,” or “Whomst the f**k is Josh Carples,” then there’s a shirt for you too.

Also, there are some shirts available for my band Towering Above as well. Click here.

Uhhh… while I’m on this whole merch/promotion thing, I also have some prints available of some of my photography if you’re looking for some new art to hang on the wall. Those are handled through Society6 here.

This could totally be on your wall.

OK, with that out of the way, there are a couple of upcoming shows I’m involved with. I mentioned them in a post earlier this month, but here’s your reminder:

Friday, July 9 I’ll be performing at Alabama Shakespeare Festival as part of their Garden Glow music series (with Megan McMillan and Neal Lucas.) I was told the last performance in this series sold out, so if you’re planning to come, get your tickets ASAP.

Saturday, July 17 at the Sanctuary: Towering Above, One Like Son, Lonleysev. Details here.

Oh, one more thing: Remembering Anarcha recently got added to the Rotten Tomatoes website, so if you’ve seen the film, please leave a review and/or rating there. My producers and I would love to read your thoughts. We’ve had some kind words said on the DVD on Amazon and on YouTube Movies. And if you haven’t seen it, here are some links on where you can find it.

OK, that’s all for now. Thanks for reading. I hope to see you at one of those upcoming shows. Much love.

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News! Events! Stuff! Things!

With vaccines and stuff, it looks like things are slowly getting back to some sense of normalcy, which means… [drum roll] live music is picking up! [Insert crowd noise here.]

So yeah, my first public solo performance since my album release show in March 2020… about a week before everything went to shit… is coming up next month. I’ll be part of the “Garden Glow” series at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

The Montgomery Advertiser wrote about that series and the artists that will be performing. You can read that here. It starts this Friday, and there are four nights of music currently scheduled. (I’ll be joining Neal Lucas and my friend Megan McMillan on July 9… Speaking of Megan, here’s a music video I directed for her a few years back.

Next up is Towering Above. Our first public performance since the plague is set for July 17 at the Sanctuary. We’re joining One Like Son and Lonleysev. Details here.

And in Remembering Anarcha news…

The film got mentioned in the Washington Post last month:

If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s available on VOD, DVD, and Blu-ray.

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.

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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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Music video for Megan McMillan – “Things that Change”

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The music video I directed for Megan McMillan was released this morning! Check it out below:

Thanks to Jake Maben, Kandy Shoults, Jarrod McMillan, Dwight and Pat Hutson, Jamie and Barbara Terry, Eric Hull and Black Warrior Brewing Company, and Royce Williams for helping make this happen.

The song was produced Shawn Byrne at Great Hill Studio in Nashville, TN. Video produced by Terrible Master Films.

Her full album will be released Oct. 17, 2018.

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#thingsthatchange video TOMORROW!

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Live music photography

This past Friday, I photographed my friend Megan McMillan and band as they performed at Tavern 1831 in Tuscaloosa, AL. The gallery is on my Facebook page.