ch-ch-changes – Paper Tiger etc.

Greetings and happy fall!….

As I said before, this year has brought about many big changes for many folks, so why would the season of shedding be any different? As many of you know, for the last year & a half or so, I’ve been working with Music Allies here in Asheville doing marketing for independent labels and festivals, and though it’s kept me really busy, have absolutely loved it. I’ve gotten to travel, work on an awesome team, see a ton of amazing shows and meet some genuinely awesome people who truly love music. The stress that has been on the economy has been wearing thin for quite some time, and we have seen the trickle effect slowly take it’s toll. So at the start of October, I join the 9.8% of the country that is unemployed. These are tough times, and there is no drama or angst, only tough times. The team at Music Allies is passionate, driven and creative, and I hope to pick back up with them at some point, but no matter what, will never loose touch. They are very close in my heart, and are dedicated music fans…..

So what does this all mean, and why, dear diary, am I spilling my guts? Well, with a lapse in my employment, this is a rare and perfect opportunity for me to stop and re-connect, to catch up with myself and really focus on music. You have given me so many gifts over the years, as my friends, family, fans and piers, so I am honing my energies to give back. All year I have been telling you that MINGLE and I have been working hard on the album, making a video, playing rare shows, and getting ready. And now I can show you. Paper Tiger has officially hatched. The video for Me Have Fun (done with the North Carolina School of the Arts) is up. And we have created a mockup of the album (Me Have Fun) and I am driving around listening to mixes! This is one of the most satisfying projects I have ever worked on, and I am so excited to finish it and spread the music! Check out the new pages, watch the video, become a fan on facebook!….

We are thrilled to be playing with Bonobo this Friday, October 16th at Club 828, joined by live visuals by nebCinema. Bonobo has been huge on the Chillout scene, creating music for your mood – dark, sultry, downtempo and jazz based (on Ninja Tune) and also struck out to make you dance. This will be a DJ set, but he also tours with a live band.  From his bio:  “On the surface there are the organic, pastoral atmospheres, the catchy melodies…But it’s the deeper, slightly hidden levels that you should investigate.”….

For more info, check out the event: ….

So sometimes space is created for opportunity instead of just emptiness……I intend to fill mine with music. I hope you will join me ;)….

I hope all is well with you, that the colors in the leaves are reminding you of the beauty in the world. I hope to see you soon. Till then, as always, take good care, and take some time to hear the music…..



Bonobo with Paper Tiger


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