Over $2K was raised last night toward food banks in Appalachia. And we ain't done. Thank you, @vclubwv. Thank you @justindeanpayne for giving us a collection of songs that can mean something AND do something.
If you haven't heard about this project, please click the link in my bio. It is very personal and important to me.
My dad is a flint-knapper.
It took me many years to understand why he cared so much about rocks.
Picking up a rock off the ground is like holding time in your hand. Which means once you're a flint-napper, you -- in some ways -- have the wisdom and patience to shape time.
He has very much shaped my life with that same patience and wisdom, and without ever breaking my form.
I won the parent lottery for him and my mom both.
Happy Father's Day to all the good dudes out there.
My little label put out a record called the Coal Camp EP by this man today. His name is @justindeanpayne and he is a great songwriter from Appalachia.
This project is very important and very personal to me. So much so that I wrote an essay called "Why I Care" to explain just how important and personal. The link is in my bio.
Thanks to all of you fine folks for following me and listening to the tunes. One of my life's dreams is to build a real, strong, and visible platform for artists like Justin, and like Colter, and like John Clay, Ian Noe, David Vaughn Lindsey and countless others. I believe their talent is our privilege. So thank you to all those of you who help out greater good by following us (and believe me, it's an US- takes a village to raise a record label) everyday.
This 📷: @melissastilwellphotography
And aye, #neverrefuseamuse
The whole @youngmarysrecord gang is so proud and so privileged to have worked with @justindeanpayne on this record.
He is as talented as he is genuine, as smart as he is kind, and as strong as his story.
Dig what you're hearing? You can: * pre-order physical copies of his cd at our webstore NOW
GET THAT CD: link in bio * digitally download the EP on all platforms (iTunes, google play, amazon) on Friday, June 16 * see this brilliant dude live with the folks who played on this record, @colterwall and @kentuckyjohnclay on Saturday, June 17 in Huntingtown, WV at @vclubwv
GET THEM TICKETS: https://goo.gl/Afw4vh
SO MUCH MORE TO COME!
this 📷: @melissastilwellphotography
and Aye, #neverrefuseamuse
"any bed is a queen
when there's one layin' in it " - @willandhismusic <-- from the beautifully written record Earthly Days that I discovered via the ace curator of good shit @colterwall
also while I'm name dropping songwriters of brilliance -- don't forget to listen to @billydonburns -- he just announced tour dates!
i loved you from the git go
just in case anyone wanted to see what round-faced seventeen (actually young) young mary was all about
I had the Tantric cd and the Fuel cd and I found Avril Lavigne to be a great writer as well as New Found Glory to be punk as hell.
Our new friend Sunkist here was feeling some folk this morning
ps when I finally get home in a few hours I aspire to eat a frisco melt and take a happy pill that will make me this "free"