What’s A Little Heartbreak?

So, my new (and very first!) full length, full band album is out now! Man, it’s been a long time since I had new music come out, and I think this one was worth the wait. I’ll skip the lengthy explanation of the who and what were involved with writing, producing, playing, and generally creating this thing from scratch, and just tell you this: it’s a 10 song soul-pop record, and you can get it on itunes or any other digital retailer today. Also, if you choose to purchase the album on today, release day, I’ll give you a free download of the songwriting demos of every song on the record. No artist I know…

Welcome Back!

To me! Everybody, start this video playing and get a big smile going, courtesy of Ma$e. I had one of those life interludes, where the bulk of ’11 was spent in grown-up domesticity, and the bulk of ’12 was spent recovering from that unfortunate turn of events. I’ve kept writing, recording, and playing a few shows here and there, but for the most part I’ve been off the map for nearly two years. BUT I’M BACK, BABY! Got a shiny new record coming out in spring ’13, full length, full band, pop-soul rocktacular extravanganza. I’ve never done anything I’m more proud of, and I can’t wait to share it with y’all. Planning some fun stuff…

Two songs featured on The Real World: New Orleans!

Aight, so sorry the update took so long to hit the website. Tour will do that to you, you know (speaking of which, I have an almost complete tour blog that’s been sitting in a text file for over a month, too). Anywho, something happened to me last month that was pretty awesome. Two of my songs were featured on episodes of The Real World: New Orleans in back to back weeks.

JT Joins Blue Microphone Family

So, one of my goals for 2010 has been to secure an endorsement, which, for those who don’t know, is basically an agreement between artist and company that the artist will use the company’s products/services in exchange for promoting them to their fanbase. Anyway, I got an opportunity to partner up with Blue Microphones, and I’m happy to say I jumped on it.

JT on flying with a guitar

Last week I flew out to the East Coast to do a few shows in NYC and CT. On the return flight, I got into a long talk with another passenger about the logistics of flying with a guitar. Whether or not it could be carried on, how I get it past the gate agents, etc. So after giving him all my tips and tricks, I thought they might be of general interest. The quick overview is this: play dumb, ask nicely, and beg. All of the specific tips come from those three principles.

Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

So, happy Valentine’s Day, from me to you! I recorded a down and dirty version of one of my favorite Sam Cooke tunes, called Nothing Will Ever Change This Love I Have For You. It’s a capella, and recorded on one take in a bathroom on an iphone.

But I hope you enjoy it nonetheless!

Nothing Can Change.mp3

Vienna Circle Sessions EP Out!

Holy crap, the time has arrived. The record that I’ve worked on for over a year (counting when I started writing the songs) is finally available. It sounds so freaking awesome I can hardly believe it.

What a show!

Man, last night was an amazing show at Hotel Cafe. Angel Taylor, David Ryan Harris, Ernie Halter, and then me.  Everyone was killer.

I played with a full band for the first time in LA (the muy talented Dave Yaden, Todd Beauchamp, Michael Miley, and…