This EP was a long time coming for me. I’ve been poking around music scenes for years, but with little of the vision or resolve or dumb luck that attend those who make a go of it. Basketball found me early on, and I was content to be a found/kept man for a long time.
I've known for 7 years now that I'm a songwriter. It was partly a realization, but mostly a decision - a declaration. I couldn't, of course, decide to be a good songwriter - that's not besides the point, but it's not my point to make or job to decide! To me, the risky and exciting part about being an artist is that you're bound for bull's eyes, near-misses, and strike outs. It's most crucial that you keep attempting.
Sound check. That's Adrian Jones on lap steel. And that's the queen on the wall! #stephenlewisfoundation #eloralivemusic #thelayawakesmusic
Arrived in Ontario after one long drive! Excited for our show tmrw night co hosted by @riverfestelora . We had a serious road trip lunch break photo. Happy Cinco de Mayo! #eloramusic #thelayawakesmusic
Home recording madness today! Enjoying this project. #sparkandechoarts #acts
Saw Joyce Andersen and Harvey Reid in concert tonight at "one of the stops along the Underground Railroad of unpopular music". Quite a set! #troubadour #roaringbrooknaturecenter #joyceandersen #harveyreid #partialcapos
Rehearsing for @rockwoodmusichall April 24th. (And that picture is the work of @4iiiisphotography ) #thelayawakesmusic #springfever #allaboutthatbass
Saturday Beethoven practice. And baby sings along. Or is that me...#opus2 #thelayawakesmusic #beethoven #babysinging
One of our favorite spots @caffevivaldi #newsong #thelayawakes #livemusicnyc #youdidallyoucould
Here's a behind the scenes from our Hush video. Can't wait to see @rethinkfilms version! #thelayawakes #hush
Demo of our new song "Stanley". And artwork by Jonathan Anderson! Go to The Lay Awakes on soundcloud to listen. #thelayawakesmusic #homerecording