Hello Friends, Family, Peers, & Music Lovers!
It’s yer pal here, Zac DeCamp, writing on behalf of my band Geneseo – a two man crew which also includes my pal, Mike Brown.
Our new (and first…and only…) release has been nominated for a GRAMMY award!
We are thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to attend the GRAMMY’s, but we need funds to get us there.
We are asking for your support – send Geneseo to the GRAMMY’s !!
Please watch our pitch video for the story… and a song from the record. Read on for more details…
As I write this I’m listening to roughs of 20 or so songs I’ve been working on for the last several months. This winter was a long one, but the studio and the things created in it are better off because of it. I finished the record I’ve been working on for years with my childhood friend Zac Decamp. The band is called Geneseo as is the record. Brian Grunert over at White Bicycle has a hand in it as well, and has put a really cool package together for it. I hope to see it out for consumption by the late fall. Also, I’ve had the pleasure of having Caitlin Cary at the studio recently. We’ve stared a yet Un-named project together. We’ve got a good chunk of songs already written and recorded. I think it’s some of the best stuff I’ve ever been a part of. I’ve been playing a ton of shows locally, and I’ve updated the shows section accordingly. I’ll be out west at the end of July to do some shows. Come say hello if you’re around.
Just a quick update from the base of Mount Hood OR. I’ve been out here for a a few weeks writing and getting ready for a bunch of shows coming up this week. Check out the posters below for more info. Come September I’ll be back at Temperamental finishing up my next record. It’s been a long time coming and I’m excited to get It done. Also a record I made with my good buddy Zac Decamp will be available for purchase in the next month or so. It a side project of ours we named after our hometown Geneseo. I’ll let you know when it’s ready. If you’re in the Portland area in the next 10 days get on out to these shows…
So I’m out in Portland at the moment playing shows and working on a few records. Almost done with Tom V’s new one and in the early stages of a record for my new buddy David Jacobs-Strain. Since getting here I’ve had a chance to do some recording/playing with a bunch of fine folks including Larry and His Flask, Willy Tea Taylor, Scott Mcdougall, The Calamity Cubes, Henry Hill Kammerer, Tom Vandenavond, Kids Like Color, Rural Demons, The Harmed Brothers, Feeding Frenzy and a few other new friends.
I’m also chipping away at my record when time allows. Check out the shows page for what’s coming up. Here’s a few pics from the last couple of weeks…
Playing at The Horned Hand Bend OR
Mike Brown Recording with David Jacob-Strain at Gung Ho Studio, Eugene OR
Adding some keys to Davids record at Gung Ho
L-R: Mike Brown, Tom VandenAvond and Willy Tea Taylor at The Barn in Portland
Sorry I’ve been out of touch on this page for a bit. I’ve been on the road a bunch and when I’m not it seems I’m in the studio working on something. Good to be busy I guess. The new year will see records I’ve Produced, Engineered and played on by the likes of Tom Vandenavond, Hule, The Harmed Brothers, Lonely Pony, and Scott McDougall. If you haven’t heard of any of These folks please go check them out. I’m super proud of the sounds this weird old building has been churning out over the last 2 years. The new year will also see the release of a record I’ve been sitting on for a few years named after my hometown, Geneseo. It’s a side project I’ve been working on with my childhood friend Zac Decamp for some time and I’m pretty excited about it. More on that soon. In between all this I’ve been slowly chipping away at my next record which will be called The Drunkards Progress. It won’t be the big crazy guest record American Hotel is, and I think that’s a good thing (that said there are still a bunch of guests on it). It’s been a crazy few years since I left Los Angeles and I have a few things to say about it. I’ll let ya know when it gets a bit closer to being done. Also, keep an eye on the shows page. I plan on playing a bunch of shows this winter and avoiding the frozen tundra of Western NY as much as possible. See you soon,