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EP plans, New Myspace, Grammy Amplifier, and Crossroads!

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello Fans and Friends!

Happy New Year! Doesn't it feel great knowing how exciting a new year can be! I'm super excited about what this new year can bring, and I'm super optimistic about further possibilities opening up.

So, recently I've been trying to get as much exposure as I can find. Avenues to get my music out there are plentiful, but it can be just as difficult to get somoen to take notice! I prefer to let me songs speak for themselves. Obviously, someone must agree with me too, because I've been putting in overtime these last couple weeks. Getting plans in motion for the release of my EP; six songs that are a great way to communicate my vision, and also happen to be deeply personal. I should be going in to the studio to get these songs done within the next few weeks! 

In addition to that happening, yesterday I went to Hollywood to shoot an interview for the New Myspace. I was selected as a featured artist for the launch of it (happening soon) and had a good time meeting people, answering questions, and playing a live version of "You Stung". I'll make the video available to you all as soon as I can!

I've also found some pretty great contests that would be insanely amazing if I got any attention on them at all. One is a pretty broad contest called Grammy Amplifier where fans just play and share their favorite songs. Amplifications compile and that lets the artist know how many people are listening to your sounds! There are a lot of submissions from all across the musical board, but some exposure is better than none and hey, it's the Grammy's! Another contest that grabbed my attention was the chance to play the Crossroads Festival at Madison Square Garden alongside the great headliners for that concert and yes - even Slowhand himself! It works by garnering enough attention on the profile you create. So, please like, listen, and share for my shot at sharing the stage with Eric Clapton!!

Again, I'd like to thank you for being along for this crazy ride, and thank you thank you thank you for your support!! 

- Christian

Getting Into The Swing of Things: Homelessness

Posted on December 16, 2012 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello Friends & Fans - 

I am wiritng to you to tell you that I do apologize for being so slow in getting some better quality music to you. I am helping take care of my niece lately; the holidays have so much unrequited mindlessness about them that sometimes it's necessary to push and pull a little bit to have things come together. It's like I'm learning how to be a dad by caring for a toddler all day! But fear not, there are some tracks I've done being finished as we speak, and these should be up online soon! These are songs that I hope to include in an official release soon.

In the meantime while I spend some quality time in San Diego, I'll still be trying to get out as often as I can. I actually found a place that is a hotspot for the whole singer/songwriter scene. It's a coffee shop called Lestat's and a very busy open mic goes on there every Monday. I plan on showing up there sometime and might even end up playing some songs and getting a show or two! So thanks for sitting tight with me as we get this ball a' rollin, and thanks for being a part of the ride!

- Christian