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Hello everyone!

I have a new album coming out this summer called Searching Through That Minor Key.  July 7th to be exact.  I’m real proud of this one.  I’m real proud I was able to pull the rabbit out of the hat and get this thing out into the world.  It wasn’t looking that great when 2015 rolled in.  I was afraid this might end up on the shelf for a while.

I started recording this album a week or two before Without a Home came out back in the later winter/early spring of 2013.  When the fall rolled in I put the album on hold to deal with a divorce and recorded the Mesocyclone EP.  One year later during the late summer of 2014, I restarted the project and we finished it around Halloween.

I must admit it feels strange that this album is coming out during the apex of summer.  This is an autumn album.  Crank up the AC, put on a sweater, and think of pumpkins and falling leaves when you give it a listen.

That’s all for now.  More details will be released in the coming weeks and months.  Thank you to everyone who is as excited as I am about this album.  It feels good to know that there is an interest out there.

Nick’s Picks:
Book - Saving Grace by Lee Smith
Music - Tunnel by Amy Stroup
Film - Dear Zachary:  A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Thanks for reading this…

-NA

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New Single! 

I have a new single that will be available for free download on February 23rd on NoiseTrade.  Instead of making you wait until then to hear it, we have decided to release the audio stream today.

This song comes from a new LP that will be out later this year.  Hopefully in May or June.

Hope you like the song!


Oh The Sun... 

The harshness of winter is taking a brief sabbatical for a few days while my climatological lover, spring, settles in for a passing stay.  It is days like these that I live for.  The warmth feels new but familiar.  Like a visit from an old friend you have not seen in years.  You seem to pick up right where you left off.  All that is missing is a Texas thunderstorm but I guess I will have to wait a few months for that.

As I enjoy the sun, I am contemplating this new album.  The artwork is done and the mastering will wrap up in a week or two.  I am trying to come up with new ways to get the music in your hands.  How about for free?  Everybody likes free stuffs.  Next month or the month after, I will be giving away a couple of tracks for free download.  My hope is that you share these tracks with friends, family and lovers.  I will let you know when this will happen as I am still working on finishing up a few details.  The release date will depend on the release date of the album.  Once that is secured, I can move on with these free downloads.  Stay tuned!

Yesterday I wandered down to Deep Ellum with my brother to check out some shows.  I have not done that in many months… in fact, I cannot remember the last time I saw a local show.  Blasphemy!  We ended up at the legendary venue, Trees, and caught a few bands.  One of them was my pedal steel players Motown band, The Blondettes.  They were amazing and I am so proud of them.  They have come a long way and I am certain the North Texas music scene will be hearing a lot more from them.

Next was Leon Bridges.  There has been a lot of buzz surrounding him.  He just signed to Columbia Records and the buzz is legit.  He is Sam Cooke reincarnated and will go on to superstardom this year.  Very inspirational to watch.

Seeing these shows got me itchin’ to get back on stage.  Luckily in a few weeks I will be taking the stage at my favorite place in Denton, Dan’s Silverleaf, to celebrate my 30th birthday on February 11th.  It will be a full band rock show and I hope everyone can make it out.  I think we play first at 9pm sharp.  Keep an eye on my website for the exact time.

Thanks for reading.  I am off to enjoy this abnormally warm weather while it lasts.  It is quite amazing that it did not take over a year for my second blog post!  Below are a few recommendations you should check out.  Thanks and see you at the shows!

Book recommendation…
Child of God by Cormac McCarthy

Music recommendation…
Cakes and Cookies by Rocketship Park

Netflix recommendation…
Manhunter (1986)

P.S… say hello to Jake!

It’s been a while since I have posted anything... 

It’s been a while since I have posted anything.  I think I say that every time I post on here.

2015 is finally here (thank god) and I guess I should let you know what’s going on.  Around Halloween last year I finished an LP with Salim Nourallah.  I started the album a week after Without a Home came out in 2013, so it’s taken quite a while to wrap up but I’m happy to say it’s finally done.  If all goes well, it should come out in the spring or summer.  I might release a single very soon.  I’ll keep you posted.

2015 started with a bang last night in lovely Conroe, Texas.  I shared the night at The Corner Pub with my good friend from Houston, Kimberly M’Carver.  She is beyond great and you should check out her music the first chance you get. 

The crowd and town were lovely and I can’t wait to get back.

In the picture left to right…. that’s me in my standard folk uniform, Wayne Wilkerson from Kimberly’s band, Dr. Heather Kitzman looking cold, and Kimberly M’Carver.  Such a great night with friends.

The spring semester starts in a week.  I’m slowly working my way to becoming an English teacher.  It’s very indie alt-country rock.  In the meantime, I’m working on some lo-fi pop songs that I will be releasing for free download.  Just go to www.soundcloud.com/thegigawatts.  I’ll try and get something up before the month ends.

That’s all I got.  I’m in a really good place these days.  I’m going to continue to ride the wave for however long it is.

I’ll try and post here more often but no promises…

Have a wonderful New Year and be good to each other.

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