Opening for DJ Shadow and Teeko in Nashville

DJ Shadow is coming to Nashville!

It’s happening. I won’t lie to you. This has been a life-long dream of mine. DJ Shadow is coming to Nashville. And I’ll be opening for him. So I found out about the show several months ago. So I was already going to be there. Then they added Teeko to the bill! I’ve been following… Continue reading Opening for DJ Shadow and Teeko in Nashville

The Only Way To Save Your Music Scene As A Musician

Photo by Amanda René Photography

Here in Nashville, I try to stay as connected as I can to the music scene. I go out to see as many shows of different genres as I can. Because of that, I meet a lot of different artists and bands. I do pay special attention to the hip hop scene and also the… Continue reading The Only Way To Save Your Music Scene As A Musician

New Music Video: Quiet Entertainer Orchestra – Companion (Live at FooBar)

I just had a great show at Foobar in East Nashville this past weekend with Quiet Entertainer Orchestra! I’m excited to be able to share some footage from that night! I asked Maurice Barrett to come to the show and do what he does. You might remember Maurice (aka 247) because he made this video… Continue reading New Music Video: Quiet Entertainer Orchestra – Companion (Live at FooBar)

Quiet Entertainer Orchestra at FooBAR Too w/ Undiscover, Hobbledeions, and Rain

The show is tonight! I’m very excited to finally do this show. It will be my first time doing a headlining show with the live band, Quiet Entertainer Orchestra. As you’ve seen, Q.E.O. is just a  live interpretation of my previous DJ tracks. We’re playing tonight at Foobar Too which is the venue side. Also… Continue reading Quiet Entertainer Orchestra at FooBAR Too w/ Undiscover, Hobbledeions, and Rain

Quiet Entertainer Drops Intelligent Design Album Release Tour Mix

Here it is. I recently did the Album Release Tour for my latest record, Intelligent Design. I wanted to put up the set I did for that tour. I focused mainly on playing my own tracks, remixes, and mashups with just a few exceptions. Also, I played keys a few times on this mix. It’s… Continue reading Quiet Entertainer Drops Intelligent Design Album Release Tour Mix

Bloggers are the New DJs: Interview with BreakOnACloud’s Rob Bragdon

It’s no secret. Music blogs are one of the new gatekeepers to the music industry. They’re also how both fans and DJs find new music. Remember my song “Blogworthy” ? My whole point was that we need not wait for press to find us as artists and musicians. We can simply create our own broadcast… Continue reading Bloggers are the New DJs: Interview with BreakOnACloud’s Rob Bragdon

Clams Casino X Gold Panda & Starslinger ft. Yelawolf (Quiet Entertainer mix)

photo credit: adam elmakias

photo credit: adam elmakias This is an excerpt from the set I just did opening for Orchard Lounge. I came out of my Blue Sky Black Death remix into this Gold Panda – StarSlinger remix. I got the idea from hearing DJ Shadow’s All Basses Covered when he had Bun B. I figured it’d work… Continue reading Clams Casino X Gold Panda & Starslinger ft. Yelawolf (Quiet Entertainer mix)

Bizarre Tribe by Amerigo Gets Shut Down by Sony

Now this is Hip Hop. I’m so proud of Gummy Soul. I’ve already blogged about them here. But what they are going through now highlights how much work an artist has to go through to protect his or her self. It also makes me appreciate hip hop artists from way back with all the sampling… Continue reading Bizarre Tribe by Amerigo Gets Shut Down by Sony

Using Your Music Scene to Change the Culture of Your City

As I’ve tried to branch out from Nashville, I’ve ended up playing a lot of shows at The Coup in Clarksville, TN. People are always asking me why I keep going back out to Clarksville to do shows. It’s because I’ve met a lot of great people there, including Zach Lerman. He’s one of the… Continue reading Using Your Music Scene to Change the Culture of Your City