After a LONG weekend in the studio, I’m stoked about this upcoming recording project!
Thanks to many of you and the success of my Kickstarter campaign, we had an unbelievable time in the studio this weekend. We started each day @10 am (the ‘crack of dawn’ to a working musician..), and worked hard until we couldn’t take it any more. Then we slept a few hours and got up to do it again. With the help of my producer and long-time buddy Jeff Moore, I was able to call in some crazy-talented players to help me bring this project to life. Players such as:
Fred Mandjuano (Drums for Staind’s Aaron Lewis, Kevin Max of dc talk, Will Sexton, and more)
Lonnie Trevino, Jr. (Bassist for South Austin Moonlighters, Monte Montgomery)
Mike Hogan (violin for David Crowder Band)
….as well as a special guest appearance by renown guitarist David Grissom! (I’m picking my jaws up off the floor as I’m writing this..). Crazy, I tell you. And I can’t wait to get the finished product wrapped up in the next few weeks and into your hands.
In the next couple of weeks, we’ll be rolling out new pictures, artwork, merchandise, and some release party announcements. If you’d like to host a CD release party or house party, just let us know!
Finally, don’t forget to check out the TOM COTTAR MUSIC page on Facebook…and follow @tomcottar on Twitter.…and tom_cottar on Instagram….. and watch for updates here…and reverbnation.com….and…..well, you get the idea.
Last week, I attended my first ASG Symposium here in Austin. It was my first experience of a 5-day event surrounded by such talented people, songwriters, producers, and genuine people. Stumbling into this community a year and a half ago has profoundly changed me. And I’m truly grateful.
On Day #2 of the symposium, I pitched 3 songs to a crazy-talented producer. We enjoyed our time together and he was very complimentary. Surprisingly (as you’ll be able to tell), he chose me as the Producer’s Pick for the night and I was asked to perform the song for the conference! Very cool! It was an honor… and a pretty humbling experience. Check out the audio below!
THIS WEEK, I’m honored to be the featured VIDEO over at CreativeMondays.net! Headed up by the amazing Tim Noxsinz, I got connected to the #CreativeMondays community several months ago and feel humbled to be their first feature of the new year. I’m constantly amazed at the amount of talent and creativity in this crew. You can connect with them via Twitter on the #CreativeMondays open space, or on their website!
A few months ago, my 5 year old daughter had the privilege of being the flower girl in my niece’s wedding. Convinced she was an actual princesses for the night, I spent most of the reception time dancing with her…laughing, being silly…until she wore out around 10:30. After we got home around midnight, I wrote this song….
Hope you enjoy!
A rough demo of one of my #CreativeMondays projects…a recent co-write with friend/lyricist Mark Lambert.
For all of us who live beautifully crazy lives, and love it.