Here are a few songs that I've recorded over the past few months.
1. St. Johns Bridge - I was inspired by two weeks spent demo-ing part of a house on the other side of the St. Johns Bridge in North Portland, listening to ships pass through the convergence of the Willamette and the Columbia.
2. Amazing Grace / Swing Low Sweet Chariot - This one sounds best over headphones. It's also the least "Western" of the bunch, but we all stray from the straight and narrow on occasion.
3. The Delta-Mendota Canal - The moodiest of the bunch and really more of an introduction to the next track.
4. Oklahoma Buckboard Springs - I recorded this one the first night I made it up and a cleaner cut will come just as soon as I re-string my 12-string. As is, it's a bit painful.
Oh, and lastly an impromptu video made by my friend Steven (of Band Practice / Party fame) and I out on the San Jose State campus. This is from well over 6 months ago and before I knew how to finger-pick, so that's my caveat emptor. The song's called Earthquake Blues and it's an elaborate exaggeration of my earliest memory, the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake; how Californian, huh?
I'll post more at this facebook page as I get around to writing and recording more.