'A Banner Year' is a product of all the ups and downs from the past three years of my life. I started writing this album immediately after 'Rivers Old and Lost' and the subsequent birth of my daughter. The original plan was to record and release one song per month over the course of an entire year, an experiment to keep my writing fresh and relevant to the times; a kind of reactionary record to what was going on around me. The process started out with 'Odd Thing', which released in February 2019, and then everything went to crap. My wife and I discovered that our house was built improperly, and we were forced to move out for months, infant in tow. Over this time, I didn't write a single song. I didn't even bring any of my gear with me. I was bitter and angry. I felt like the world was taking a huge shit on us. It wasn't until September 2019 when I finally got my studio back together and started working on new songs. I started releasing singles again around that time, but then decided to ultimately just hunker down and finish a full album.
Little did I know that 2020 was looming with a plethora of new material to draw from.
'A Banner Year' is now available on Bandcamp, as well as this website. Using the navigation above, select a song to see lyrics, liner notes, demos, bonus clips, and credits.
The album will be wide released digitally on 11.20.2020.