While reading the Bible for the first time, I saw a lot of parallels between the story of the Golden Calf and how our present day fears affect what leaders we decide to follow. I wrote this song for my solo project Tonic Dominant, imagining what we might be like if we weren't so afraid.
This choral piece won third place in a composition contest sponsored by the men's choir Suspicious Cheese Lords. This is my first setting of a Psalm text from the Bible, and I had fun making my own demo recording with 8 or so Tony's.
TYPESTEREO was a folk-rock trio made up of Megan Lowe, Kelsie Bedard, and myself. All three of us wrote songs together from beginning to end, which is a complex and very rewarding process. I love working this way, because it always produces music that is a unique synthesis of our individual styles.
The Katie Turley Band was a five piece rock/pop/funk band in which I sang back up and played keys. I wrote this song for our lead singer Katie Turley, a friend of mine from the University of Denver. Katie is an amazing singer, and it's an honor to hear my songs performed by her beautiful voice.