Jay Z just released his new album, Magna Carta, and I am loving his collab with JT on the track Holy Grail! When I heard it I instantly thought it would be cool and different to mash it up with JT’s Mirrors. So check it out, share it with your friends and let me know what you think!
To say the last few months have been crazy is a major understatement. Since my last post I’ve quit my day job, become a full time musician and joined an amazing team at Lyric Marketing to help satiate my marketing side. It’s been the most satisfying move I’ve ever made and I couldn’t be happier. Now it’s just time to take that time management course.
It’s been too long since I’ve posted a new video and the second I heard this song I new I wanted to cover it. I’m joined again by my amazing producer and guitar player Josh Goode! So check it out and give me some love by sharing it with your friends!
What song should I cover next? Let me know in the comments field below.
Happy Halloween weekend everyone! Any big plans, awesome costume ideas?? Matt and I are headed to a party tonight and coordinating for the first time. I’ll post some pics later. 🙂
I am truly a lover of music. Whether it’s Indie, Blues, R&B or Pop, there’s always something I can find in each genre, especially pop music. I found out about Tori Kelly when I auditioned for American Idol in Season 9. We both auditioned in Denver but unfortunately…I didn’t get to meet her. After seeing her on the show I was instantly hooked and have been a huge fan ever since. The most compelling thing about Tori is the girl has been everywhere. From America’s Most Talented Kids, to American Idol, to a record deal at 12 years old with Geffen Records that was later dropped, she hasn’t stopped.
After she was cut from Idol at the end of Hollywood week she started to make a huge splash on YouTube covering popular songs and showcasing her amazing writing skills with her A Capella videos. She wrote, self produced and recorded her debut EP, Handmade Songs by Tori Kelly, minus the backing of a huge label. With major shout outs from Ryan Seacrest and Scooter Braun she is performing all over the country and building a fan base 100% as an independent artist. Oh and did I mention her voice is totally sick.
I streamed her show at the Roxy this week and was, again, completely captivated by her talent and adorable charm. It’s inspiring to see artists push for their dreams no matter how many times they’ve been told no and as an aspiring singer/songwriter myself, it’s motivating! So check out my favorite tune off her EP, All in My Head, and watch the video below for an incredible acoustic version of the song.
For all of my lovely foodies I owe you guys some food posts…and you will get them, soon. I made a delicious batch of Beef Veggie Soup last week that I must share with everyone and of course, my State Fair of Texas adventure was thoroughly documented.
In the meantime, I recorded a new video this weekend so check it out and let me know what you think in the comment box below.
Over the last few months I’ve been working with Josh Goode from Goode Vibes Music on some original tunes and I am sooo excited to start recording the stuff we’ve written. Tonight we met for our normal writing session and ended up talking about our biggest musical inspirations and who has inspired me the most over the last few months. ZZ Ward has heavily influenced the new material and it seemed only fitting to cover one of my favorite tracks off her mixtape, Eleven Roses! So here it is, about 7 months overdue, a new YouTube cover!
We did one take to capture the rawness that you only get without over rehearsing and over analyzing the song…which can be hard for me to do!