Xanderclaus = new music and looking back at this year

You know some people are very bah humbug about the holidays. Not me. I like being home. I like doing a whole lot of nothing. I can finally breathe and reflect without running off to the next thing. The music business shuts down, the freeways lighten up once everyone goes on vacation, and my friends and family start to relax and unwind. So, I picked up my guitar this week and for the first time in months, music just came out of my Gibson acoustic j-45!

Just when I thought I was about out of songs, a riff just materialized and even a few words came together.  I was inspired. Some musicians are mostly players and performers. However, for me, it's about writing. And this feels like rain in a drought. So... Whew!!!
Looking back at 2014 I want to take a minute to thank so many amazing folks who supported my music this year. Not only did my band get to release a new single/ video for "Penmar Park" but I released my second solo record, 'Outside,' completed a successful Pledge Music campaign for it, toured the UK as well as Australia and opened up for New Order with Run Run Run last Summer. 'Twas fantastic. Personally, I found love and got to spend a romantic holiday on the big island of Hawaii, bike rides in a minneapolis sculpture garden and atop the Seattle space needle as well playing Xanderclaus to the cutest 4 year old you've ever seen.

Thanks everyone and dare I say it... "happy holidays and get ready for 2015!!!"



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