After having spent the better part of my 20’s as a nationally touring indie-folk singer-song writer, it’s been 7 years since my last full length release. The time for change has come. A Martyr’s Oath is a new project in the process of recording some new music. Until then, I have put together a demo single titled, Debate Creation that you are welcome to download and listen to for free.
Between 2006 and 2013 I released three full length records and a myriad of singles and EPs under the indie-folk artist name, The Cries Of. Although this is not a full list of tracks created during this stage in my life, here is a list of 20 songs that you are welcome to DOWNLOAD FOR FREE if you so choose. A lot of great stories came from living on the road. But none of those stories will ever compare to the journey I find myself on these days.
Like most people that start out doing music, I was the drummer for a few bands in high school. The extent of that experience was playing a few local shows. Although I hadn’t been aware of it at the time, I did manage to open up for a few larger touring bands back then.
Later on in my early twenties I played the drums for several different types of bands. Let’s see… there was the Rockabilly band, the NU Metal band, and an Indie Rock band. At some stage between the last two bands I started recording solo stuff on the side as a singer-songwriter. None of my stuff was all that great, but I did it just the same, eager to write and be in the studio as often as possible.
The Indie Rock band that I was in was a band that actually started to get some local notoriety. This band even managed to do some minor touring. We would occasionally book three or four day stints over the weekend, playing shows on the Florida, George, Alabama State lines. The tipping point that led me to go full blown solo singer-songwriter however, was when the Indie Rock band booked an entire two weeks of tour dates. At the last minute the band managed to drop out of most of the scheduled shows.
Disappointed, I stepped down as their drummer and started off on my solo career.
Despite the lack of skill and quality, it wasn’t long before I found myself several full length releases into it. I was touring full time before I knew it. I went under the artist name, The Cries Of. You can search for it if you want to, but I kept the best releases here on this site for you to check out. During that 6 year period I played just about every State in the US and even managed to meet my lovely wife, whom I have been happily married to for close to a decade now. By the end of my solo singer-songwriter career I was releasing songs that I was proud of while filling more than half of the year with tour dates. There are still some old videos on Youtube from my tour days if you wanted to check that out as well.
It’s been too long. These bones are itching to write something new… even if it is just for fun.