New music Friday! The soundtrack for my second feature Hollywood film, Hickok is now out on AWAL!!!! Take a listen! There is a lot of Seattle talent to thank for making this soundtrack happen including: Jeff Fielder, Andrew Rudd, Begin Scarseth, Cherilyn Reimers, Garrett Overcash, Eli Weinberger, Seth May-Patterson, Bc Campbell, Caroline VanHarmelen, John Benefiel, Zach Fleury, Rachel Nesvig, Abbey Blackwell, Carter Yasutake, Mark Rodriguez and Dave West! Thank you everyone! Proud this is out! Take a listen below – or purchase here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hickok-original-motion-picture-soundtrack/1320860494
Excited to share that my group, The Passenger String Quartet will be performing alongside Stranger Genius Award Winners, Industrial Revelation on December 20, at the Neptune Theater!
You can get tickets below at the following link: https://www.stgpresents.org/neptune/calendar/eventdetail/3732/-/industrial-revelation-plays-bjork-a-tribute-to-homogenic
Neptune Theater – December 20, 2017
Coming up on November 3rd, me and my group, the Passenger Ensemble, will be coming out to Yakima to perform at the Seasons Performance Hall this Friday November 3, 2017! We will be performing a selection of music from my debut record, “Awake at the Bottom of the Ocean”, as well as music from a couple of films I’ve scored, and some PSQ favorites. Plus will have special guests: Cody Beebe and Blake Noble from Rust on the Rails!
Will be an intimate and beautiful evening! Come on out if you’re on the east side!
Seasons Performance Hall
101 N Naches Ave
Yakima, WA 98901
6:30 PM Doors, 7:30 Show
I always like to think that I’m one of the OG crew members with Macklemore. I began working with him back in 2008: before Ryan Lewis and him had teamed up, when he was still performing material from his “Language of My World” record, and DJ Omega Watts was his DJ. My first hip-hop concert was on stage. Performing violin with Mack back at Neumos on Capitol Hill, opening up for Blue Scholars, and Common Market. I met Jake One backstage, alongside Grieves and Grynch. It was a deep plunge for a classically trained violinist.
Since 08′, I’ve been alongside Ben Haggerty through the VS. EP, the VS. EP Redux, countless world tours, the Heist, Unruly Mess, and now Gemini. This record is his first solo work since amicably parting ways with Ryan Lewis, and it is the first to feel like a full circle for his career since 2005. He returns to working with Budo (my good friend Josh Karp who I’ve done a lot of work with), and the sound is prevalent throughout the record. This is an old Seattle sound, and it’s incredible nostalgic.
I’m proud that I’m a part of this journey, and wrote/arranged/performed strings on a number of tracks included: Good Old Days, Over It, and Church. I look forward to being a further a part of his journey moving forward, but just wanted to give a nice shout out to this newest record. For knowing Ben close to 10 years… this one is really worth listening to.
City Arts is proud to announce the second installment in their new Band Crush series, featuring a set of collaborative music from songwriter and vocalist Will Jordan and composer and violinist Andrew Joslyn. Accomplished solo artists in their own right, both Jordan and Joslyn are also master collaborators, with co-writing and musician credits including Nikki Minaj and Macklemore. On October 7, City Arts and presenting sponsor Elysian Brewing will host an intimate evening of music from these two amazing artists at the Piranha Shop.
“Will and Andrew worked together on the lead single from Andrew’s debut LP,” says City Arts senior editor Jonathan Zwickel, “and that song, ‘Plastic Heaven,’ an elevated R&B ballad, was one of the album’s highlights. They’re both super prolific, and Will’s singing voice combined with Andrew’s mastery of pop composition is gonna explode off the stage.”
Band Crush is a concert series from City Arts that celebrates the ties between Northwest musicians. City Arts asks their favorite music-makers to choose artists they love and then unite them for a special combined set. The resulting concerts are intimate, one-of-a-kind affairs captured on video for a wider audience.
(Check out the amazing collaboration between Industrial Revelation + the True Loves from the first Band Crush concert.)
To learn more about this concerts featured artists, check out the August 2017 City Arts cover story featuring Will Jordan and our February 2017 feature on Andrew Joslyn. Tickets are limited and available at cityartsonline.com/band-crush.
Presented by Elysian Brewing
Featuring Will Jordan + Andrew Joslyn
Saturday, Oct 7, 2017
Doors 8:00 PM
The Piranha Shop (1022 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134)
Tickets and information: cityartsonline.com/band-crush
About City Arts:
City Arts digs into Seattle’s creative community to provide readers with a deep understanding of arts and culture in our region. Inspired by local artists and creatives, City Arts produces a monthly print magazine, daily digital content and live events throughout the year. Learn more at cityartsonline.com/about.
King 5 News just did a big feature on me for their Evening Magazine television program. I’m deeply honored and humbled by this feature! Thanks to Diane Lewis and Michael King from King 5 for their work on this piece!
I’m thankful and deeply honored to be included in the brand new track “Praying” by Kesha that was just released today to a massive supportive audience. The track is already at the top of the charts on Billboard, and it is incredible to see the instant response from the music community around this track.
I wrote the orchestral arrangements to this track back in August of 2016, and it was recorded, performed at Robert Lang’s Studio that same month. I conducted the session, and I laid down some additional flourishes, and a couple of months later, we had a track.
Almost a year since this track was written, her brand new album “Rainbow” will be coming up in August 2017 – and I’m excited to see what kind of reception it will receive when it hits the market.
For now, take a listen and watch the brand new video here.
Really excited to be able to sit down with the CEO of GoDaddy, Blake Irving to talk about how I run my small business as a full time musician! Tune in to the live broadcast at 2:00 pm today on his FB page! https://www.facebook.com/blakeirving/
http://KEXP.ORG presents Andrew Joslyn performing live in the KEXP studio, featuring guests Will Jordan, Shelby Earl and Eric Anderson. Recorded April 18, 2017.
She’s Gone to California
Host: Kevin Cole
Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D’Alessandro, Kendall Rock & Justin Wilmore
Editor: Scott Holpainen
NPR and KUOW Public Radio released a feature on me today on NPR Morning Edition and NPR All Things Considered! Tune in! And make sure to pick up the last remaining tickets to my show tomorrow at the The Triple Door!
The Western film that I scored, “Hickok” is coming out on July 7, 2017 in theaters and on Demand! #hickok, #filmscore, #newmusic, #makingmusic
They are finally HERE! I have a special DELUXE version of my record, “Awake at the Bottom of the Ocean” coming out on June 2 – vinyl, with 5 additional tracks. Please come out to the show – it is going to be a beautiful production! You can purchase tickets here.
#supportlocalmusic, #tripledoor, #liveorchestra