Part 3 of the Towering Above music video trilogy is up! If you haven’t seen part 1 (“A Certainty“) or part 2 (“How To Abandon Ship“) then catch up! And… you might want to refresh yourself on the video we did for “Jumper” from our previous release to get a couple of things in part 3.
In other news, we’ve been working on album art, finishing up music videos, and getting everything ready to release a new album. We’ll provide more details on all of that soon. And we’re already working on even newer stuff (yay!)
Ooh, speaking of those music videos, here’s a screen grab from one of them that the band posted recently:
OK, that’s all I got for now. Thanks for reading. Come to the show this Friday!
In other news… Towering Above has been working on music videos for the next album (which is still in process.) We shot one video in December and one this past Saturday. I’ve been directing, but I have to give a special shout out to my First Assistant Director C. DeWayne Cunningham (Carolyn Jean’s Son Visions) and Director of Photography Stephen Poff (Body Thief Films.) Their dedication to this project has been absolutely crucial to making it happen, and I can’t thank them enough. Also, lead actors Sean Golson and Jeff McKinney have been absolutely killing it. And many thanks to the other actors that have helped us make these projects happen; their dedication has been amazing, and we appreciate it!
Also, I recently worked on a project for my friend, singer-songwriter Megan T. Kuehner. She’s got a new EP coming out March 11 called “The Truth,” and I recently captured a couple of live performances (at the Cloverdale Playhouse; many thanks to the staff there!) Be sure to follow her for updates.
You might remember Megan (formerly McMillan) from a video I directed a few years back for a song called “Things that Change.” You can see it here.
OK… that’s it for now. Thanks for reading, listening, subscribing, following, etc. Please keep in touch. Much love!
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.
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.
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.
I took Jeff’s footage and the livestream footage (props to Chris Eckels from Abusements for the livestream footage) and added some stuff to create some live videos. I hope you enjoy!
If you want to hear more, be sure to check out our Bandcamp page. Our debut album “<content>obsolete” (under the band name Barrens) and our new acoustic EP “Repeating the Moment” are also on most streaming platforms – Spotify, YouTube, etc. so you can enjoy them there as well.
Reminder: Two shows going on tonight, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017:
I’m playing with Pensacola’s own Hello Crescendo at Against the Grain. Details here.
Witchchord and Pleasant Valley are playing at the Sanctuary. Details here.
Pick a show and go. Of course, I’d love for you to pick my show, but I’m friends with the folks playing the other show, so pick one and go. Just don’t stay home tonight.
As I said in my last post, one of the guys in Witchchord happens to be Mr. Shane Gillis of Foolish Henry Films. (Full disclosure: I am FHF’s PR Director.)
Anyway, FHF is a co-producer on the film Spiritus, written and directed by LC Holt, and Shane happens to be the score composer, and he recently released it on Bandcamp.
Shane also directed the recent short film Bad Deal that’s currently in post-production. Director of Photography – the man, the myth, the legend himself – Mr. Joe Walker sent a still image from the film featuring the character of “Jody” played by Mike Cunliffe. It’s already looking awesome.