Category Archives: Music

After the Flood

One of the greatest things about having worked in the music industry is watching artist’s that I worked with continue to progress their careers and music forward. Back when I was living in LA and working at GPS one of the artists I had the opportunity to work with was Luke Reynolds.

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Luke is a solo artist but has also been a part of a few different bands including Blue Merle and currently as the bass player in Guster. Luke is such an incredible musician and when his last solo record came out, I loved getting to be in the office, hear the tracks as they were being sent over and soak in his excitement over the music he was putting out.

So when I saw Luke was working on a new album and with PledgeMusic again at that, I was really excited! I pledged on Luke’s project and as the new tracks were being released, I couldn’t help but get excited for the whole album to come out. …and then just the other week, it did. And it does not disappoint.

So if you’re looking for some new music, something with passion but that’s easy to listen to, something that comes from a talented musician and super nice person, check out Luke’s new album “After the Flood” as I can assure you it doesn’t disappoint.

What are you listening to today?

Stolen Dance in Minnesota

This is the first moment I feel like I’ve had in the last week to sit down and write. It’s nice. And right now it’s actually just me, music and a cup of coffee. I guess that’s the benefit of waking up before everyone else.

Sam and I made it to Minnesota late Friday night, had our event Saturday morning, ran errands and met up with a friend for a late lunch, came back to the house we’re staying at and Facetimed with a friend for awhile before crashing for the night. I think we’re both still in shock that this is our life for the next year; we are incredibly blessed.

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The house we’re staying at in Duluth, MN is huge! Most of the family is out of town this weekend and their house is huge, so there’s plenty of room for us. They have a huge property as well so there’s plenty of room to park and turn the RV around. Speaking of RV…we got one! We got approved for the loan and got our paperwork finalized Wednesday before our event, took the class on how to care for it Thursday morning, took it home Thursday afternoon and then started running around like crazy people until we left Friday afternoon. It’s still a mess inside as we figure out what works and what doesn’t but it’s our home and we love it already.

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As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t know what my posting schedule will be for the year but I’m sure after a few weeks, I’ll find my groove. For now, please bear with me as I figure things out but also be sure to check out the 50 States blog for updates on where we are, how our events are going and of course, what we’re raising money for each month!

We’ve had some incredible support over the last couple weeks from people who not only are excited to support the charity but who want to help support us in making this year a reality. I must tell you, we’re incredibly humbled. On Saturday someone asked who to write the check out to. I let him know we can only accept credit cards via the website for the charity and he said “but to support you two?” and after handing over the check, he went to the computer and made a donation to the charity. I was near tears. This person had never met me but loved what we’re doing. We really are meeting some incredible people already!

For now, I’ll leave you with a song I’m sure you’ve heard on the radio lately but at least until they start over-playing it, I’m enjoying it. ;)