MUSIC MONDAYS AT TOMMY'S ITALIAN AMERICAN GRILL
July 13, 2015
Join me on Monday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Tommy's Italian American Grill (http://tommysitaliangrill.com/) and enjoy great food, drinks, and live music on an incredible patio. Music Mondays at Tommy's starts TONIGHT, Monday, July 13th!
Start your week off right!
"A WORLD TOO BIG" MUSIC VIDEO
October 27, 2014
Below is the official "A World Too Big" music video! Thanks to Dewberry Cinema (www.dewberrycinema.com) for the incredible experience and the unreal production value! Enjoy!
September 05, 2014
The feeling I get when composing and performing music is unlike anything else I've ever experienced; there's catharsis in it to say the least. Yet, over the past few months I've had some incredible opportunities in both my personal and professional lives that actually rival my sheer adoration of making music.
Over the course of July and August, I was hired to produce and engineer a 6 song EP for an aspiring singer/songwriter named Claire Talley. Although I've engineered and produced other projects, never before have I actually enjoyed producing someone else's music enough to invest as much time and energy as I do my own. Claire's songwriting is quite good in general, but it's exceptional for her age and level of industry experience - keep an eye out for her in the upcoming years! Her EP, The Lucky and the Brave, is currently being mastered and graphic design is in the works. More to come on this front soon.
Switching gears to a more personal level, there's no better feeling than watching your kids succeed. Kathryn and I are only about 9 weeks out from the birth of our baby girl, Olwyn Ann, and we can hardly wait to meet this kid, but what's so wonderful is that Layne and Finn share our excitement and are eagerly anticipating the arrival of their new baby sister! Cultivating a blended family has been the most challenging and rewarding thing I've ever done with my life - I'm just so thankful for and proud of these kiddos, my kiddos, for patiently navigating through this crazy thing called life with me.
Layne's not too keen on taking pictures, but I've so enjoyed watching her play softball and basketball over the past several years; in fact, it's become somewhat of a tradition in our household for the two of us to go out at the start of each season and purchase her new gear together. I don't imagine she knows it, but I desperately look forward to the start of every new season because of this ritual; we don't get to spend enough time together these days, so I cherish the time that I get. On the other hand there's Finn, who's a little more open to being photographed; if I were to write a symphony that rivaled the works of the best composers the world has ever known, it wouldn't come close to touching just how proud this photograph makes me:
Getting to help coach Finn's very first t-ball game last night was one of the best experiences I've had in my life. Watching him work with others, listen to his coaches, and focus with such intensity, I couldn't help swelling up with pride. The boy was barely 2yrs old when I met him, and now he's playing organized sports. Who knew something so simple as participating in a child's sporting event could be such a life altering event?
Maybe I'm starting to feel my age, or perhaps it's the notion that I'm about to be a biological father, but for the first time since marrying their mother, I feel like I can finally place less emphasis on the "step" with Layne and Finn and just be a dad. I'm dying to meet my daughter, Olwyn, but I already owe her a debt for giving me a blood link to my other kiddos.
It's going to be an exciting fall season in the Bramble household. Stay tuned!