I’m happy to say that 2013 was even better than 2012. As a performer I’ve had the opportunity to play over 160 shows this year, both with my main projects and as a guest with some of my favorite Seattle bands and musicians. As a teacher I’ve continued my work with schools all over the city as well as with my own students, giving me a chance to make music and have a great time with over 50 kids aged 6 – 60. I got into grant writing, I traveled the coast and border states, and my chickens are still alive. Yep, a good year!
A goal for 2013 was finding a way outside of shows and merch sales to fund making the music I wanted to make. Continue reading 2013: 4Culture Grant, Two New Records, and Reality Television
Finding alternate sources of funding for my projects was a big goal for 2013, and I’m happy to report that I’ve received a $5,500 grant from 4Culture that will go towards recording a third Hardcoretet album and bringing the band to music classes across King County. The album will feature nine new original songs from the band and will be recorded at Robert Lang Studios in July under the capable engineering hands of our good friend and Richie Aldente bassist/producer Ian Sheridan.
Thank you all for the support, encouragement, and opportunities you’ve sent my way. I’m excited for what comes next…