5 New Music Videos this year! (…and one releasing in a few days!)

Dear, Friends and Family –

Wow – So much to tell you…
Here’s what’s new…

What an incredibly busy, challenging, but exciting year this has been.¬†In addition to moving to Portland and teaching full time at a new job, I have embarked on a unique¬†way¬†of releasing¬†music¬†through a platform called “Patreon“. Some of you may have heard of bands likePENTATONIX¬†or a show called “The Liturgist’s Podcast” by Michael Gungor. I have joined the likes of these amazing creators on a website called¬†Patreon. Patreon is a¬†way for fans and supporters¬†(like you) to help their favorite creators¬†produce¬†and release¬†content on a regular basis. (A lot of amazing artists are able to make music because of Patreon!¬†Check it out!)

Some of you might not know how Patreon¬†works yet… Here the low-down:
If you are just now learning about this whole Patreon thing, it’s quite simple, actually! It works like this: If¬†you¬†want to support¬†an artist on Patreon, you¬†pledge an amount (like a jog-a-thon) per music video release. Each time the¬†artist releases a video, the artist¬†receives your¬†pledge. For instance;¬†I make about one or two music videos¬†max¬†per month. My “patrons” give anywhere from $1 and up each time I release a song online. When I release the video, I receive my patron’s pledges. Pretty straight forward, right? ūüôā

OH YEAH! I almost forgot the best part…¬†My Patrons¬†get REWARDS!¬†All of my incredible Patrons get rewarded for their pledges because I love them so much and could not make music without them! The rewards range from free downloads of my music to full blown house concerts! Check out my rewards¬†here¬†if you are interested in becoming a Patron. ūüôā

Right now I have 50 amazing Patrons. We are hoping to grow this number to 60 by summer. My Patrons give me feedback on videos, submit song requests, and have direct communication with me on my Patreon homepage. But most importantly: my Patrons are literally making independent music possible for me right now. Without them, I could not do it. True story.

In addition to my Patron’s support,¬†I have a friend named Derich Hartfeil who is filming the videos and helping¬†me create them. HE IS AMAZING. We are having a blast and learning a ton as we go. We are on our way to meeting our Patreon pledge goal, but we have a ways to go before we are able to cover all of our costs.

Check out what we’ve created so far below!¬†I’ve included all of my music¬†videos below for you to see. Oh, and don’t forget to watch the ending part of each¬†video! After all of my music videos,¬†I talk a little bit about the song and give you a bit of insight as to why I wrote it or chose to cover it. You get to know me a little better, and sometimes I tell amusing jokes. ūüôā

If any of these songs speak to you, move you, or brighten your day, and you would like to help us grow this music venture, feel free to swing by my Patreon Page and become a “Patron”.¬†

A HUGE SHOUT-OUT to everyone who has already become a Patron! I thank God for you, seriously, every day! You are helping me fulfill this music calling I feel in my life.

I hope the music videos fill you with cheer, hope, or connect with you in an authentic way.
(…because that’s why I do it!)

Y’all are amazing and, truly, I could NOT do this without you!

Thank you for your continued support.

Love, love, love!

New Music Video: SPEAK TO A GIRL

Hello, dear friends and (country) music fans!
The Patreon journey continues! I SO enjoyed creating this cover with my dear friend, Nate Botsford. Here is our rendition of Faith Hill and Tim McGraw’s brand new single, “Speak to a Girl”. Please share it with anyone who might be interested!

Patrons, THANK YOU for helping create this video –¬†¬†(I can’t make these without your help!) Watch¬†Speak to a Girl¬†here!

… If you’ve been enjoying the videos we are making, please consider becoming a patron for as little as $1 per video! (We create 1-2 videos/month.) Every dollar we make goes to the creation of these songs and videos, and we literally cannot do it without you!

Find out more about the Patreon journey here!

Video by Derich Hartfeil



The Secret Society show was THEE BEST!

Here’s a photo from last night; which was just a little slice of heaven… Playing music with my friends is pretty much what I live for. It was a great night at one of my favorite venues in Portland. The Secret Society Ballroom delivered in every way!! If you were able to make it out, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Music is one of those things that takes so much time, work, and effort; and yet, I do it all for moments like last night: a great group of humans all in one room, sharing in a musical experience, making memories to last a lifetime! Love you all, and that is no joke.¬†This one will go down as a night to remember!¬†

New Original Song and Music Video Release: “Gonna Be OK”

Hey Friends! (Please share this with folks you think would be interested…)

WOW! Ok!! SO!! The next video is here (and the Patreon journey continues). This original song is very special to me. If you watch all the way to the very end of the video, I disclose why this song is so important to me and I talk about the meaning behind it… Also, fun fact: After every music video I release on Patreon, I talk about the video and tell the story behind it! It’s a fun way for you to get some behind-the-scenes info about the song, and hear the story behind it. So stay tuned till the video is over for the inside scoop!

A huge shout out to my Patreon supporters. Thank you SO MUCH! I couldn’t have made this video without you!

Friends: If you like what I am creating and writing, and you’d like to support these creative efforts, you can do so on Patreon by going here. Even pledging $1 per video helps us continue to spread the music, light, and love around!

New Music Video: “THIS TOWN”

Dear Friends and Family, the Patreon and Music Video journey continues!

Here is my second music video, and this one is a cover song by the delightful Niall Horan.¬†ūüôā¬†I so enjoyed creating this with videographer, Derich Hartfeil…Please watch, share, and enjoy! Big thanks to Matt Salinas for the song production! (Click: Watch in HD for best viewing experience!)

Watch “This Town” here!


New Video: “Time Will Heal Everything”

¬†“The wound is the place where the light enters you…”

Here is a song I wrote about the wound, the light, the dark, and the power of time. Enjoy, and please share with people who might be interested…

Dear, PATRONS: ¬†Thank you. You have made this video possible. I couldn’t have done this without you! To find out more about what I’m doing on Patreon CLICK HERE. ūüôā

(Click “watch in HD 1080” for best viewing experience!)

“Time Will Heal Everything” by Anna Gilbert available everywhere digital music is sold.