Year in Review
Looking back at 2015…
I am a bit in awe of last year. It was an incredible year for me musically and I have to thank everyone who has supported me personally, in my music and my dreams. I have achieved much and reached far and wide.
Jan: Schubb Capo Artist Endorsement
Feb: Finished recording/Mixed “Life Death, and the Spaces Between”
March: Mastered “Life Death, and the Spaces Between” in Nashville/Played The Bluebird Open Mic in Nashville, TN.
April: Released “Life Death, and the Spaces Between” / CD Release Party at WitZend with full band / First review in AXS.com by Will Phoenix
May: Attended 10th Ever Los Angeles Old Time Social & Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival and found my tribe.
June: Started Radio Campaign / Played amazing solo shows in Colorado Springs and Denver / Played El Cid/Honky Tonk Hacienda
July: Received 5 Star review from Country Music People, United Kingdom / Submitted to the 58th Grammy’s
Aug: LA Music Critic Award “Fan Favorite” winner, plus nominated for Best EP, Female. / CDs Exported to England via Nashville
Sept: Nominated for HMMA Award for ‘Live Like an Angel’ in Americana Genre. Attended Americana Fest (photos) / Toured parts of NC and TN (photos) (Land~of~Sky Tour 2015)
Oct: Accepted in 58th Grammy’s Round One for:
-Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year, and Best New Artist, as well as:
-Best American Roots Performance (First Suicide),
-Best American Roots Song (First Suicide), and
-Best Americana Album (Life, Death, and the Spaces Between)
also played Adam’s Pack Station for the Second Sunday Series – last “Second Sunday” show of the season, and such an honor!
Nov: As HMMA 2015 Nominee attended awards ceremony / Played inaugural Mesa Music Festival in Mesa, AZ/ Received “Strong” 4 Hat Review from Smalånds Country Club, Vimmerby, Sweden
Dec: Named #22 in Albums (for Life, Death, and the Spaces Between) and #21 in Singles (for Off The Rails) in NBTMusic Radio Station’s Top 180 for 2015. / The Home for the Holidays Show in Colorado Springs was a wonderful success – played to huge crowd alongside Doug Conlon, Chuck Snow, Chris Schutz, Collin Estes, and Erin Caitlinn / Was named #3 in Critic’s Choice, Best of 2015 Top Ten List (Writer Paul Riley) Country Music People, United Kingdom (Jan 2016 issue).
2016 looks to be every bit as promising and I welcome it with open arms.
Thank you, everyone. <3