First of all, thank you for being curious enough to navigate yourself to my new website. You took the time out of your day to hear what I've been up to. You coulda been anywhere else in the world (wide web). But you're here with me. And I appreciate that. I didn't sleep much last week, but I did all the things. So I'm just going to walk you through it.
On Wednesday, I connected with local photographer, Alanna Ho, to try and create some new photos using solely film cameras and the obligatory BTS iPhone shots. We ended up renting a boathouse near Oakland on AirBnB, and things went swimmingly (pun intended). Also, big thanks to Paulina Yos for the style inspo. I can't dress myself, and she made it much easier on me. Here are some quick phone shots.
And for the photo nerds, we used the Mamiya C330, a 35 mm, and a Diana F+.
San Francisco, Calif.
"I really need to step up that merch game," is what I thought Thursday morning. So before making my way out to Redding, I went & bought some materials to build a DIY sign so people are actually aware that I'm selling CDs and posters. Shouts to my sister for helping me/telling me what's ugly & what's not. Stained the wood, added some lights, and spray painted the text over a stencil. Pretty proud of this one :0)
On Friday, I was lucky enough to catch a ride with the Elm family to Redding to support/open for Summer Schapelle at the Cascade Theatre in Redding. Beautiful venue, beautiful people, and I was really impressed with how much of a rockstar Summer really is. She was born to perform, no doubt in my mind. I opened the show, played my set & invited Lyndsey Elm (also Team Gwen, season 9) to sing one of my originals with me. And because I can't play the recorded piano part for the life of me, we decided to do an acoustic rendition of Seasons! Check it out. She just rules.
On Saturday, my band and I made our way to Fairfield to support Lyndsey at her big post-Voice hometown show. My band practiced once last week and once the morning of the show. This is how you know everyone is getting older. You can't just get together after school and jam all day! But thankfully, despite all their day jobs, they were able to make the time to come and support me at this incredible show. The crowd was so attentive, thoroughly paying attention to the music we made. When I see an audience genuinely appreciate the work we do as artists, it's always a nice little reminder of why we are so passionate about our crafts. Here are some photos and videos of our night! Huge thanks to Lyndsey & The Elms for having us. It was one for the books!
Til next time, guys. Thank you for reading/watching. Promise to keep everyone a little more involved in my daily hu$tle. Please subscribe to my mailing list (on the right) for more updates and exclusive content. Time to watch the warriors game. GO DUBS. K bye.