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Avenoo Blues – Song 2

My second song is about Indiana Avenue, and the music

scene during the early to mid 1900s. Blues was one of

the popular genres during the Avenue’s heydays. The

song is written from the perspective of someone who

knew the saloons, bars, and juke joints during its golden

years, which is why they are singing the blues. They miss

the greatness that once was. I also did my darnedest to make

it sound as if it was recorded during that time period. Give it

a listen here.

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Victory – Song 1

I can’t believe this is my first post of the new year.

On the other hand, I’ve been living my life more in

the real world instead of online, so I guess I can believe

it.

 

My most recent and exciting endeavor is my 10-week

music residency at the Harrison Center for the Arts. I’m

in the middle of my third week, and I have to write and

record one song per week. Each song must be placed-based,

so it has to be about Indianapolis in some way. My first song,

which you can listen to here, is about Lady Victory atop the

Soldiers and Sailors Monument.

 

This is my first attempt at recording all by myself, so it’s

not perfect but it’s a great learning experience. With that

said, it turned out pretty good. I definitely have a greater

respect for sound engineers. Make sure to give it a listen

and stay tuned for the next 9 songs.

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“LA” EP Finally

This EP has been a long time coming. I wrote it back

in January of 2013, and almost two years later it will

be released. I’ll be digitally releasing it on my Bandcamp

site on November 16, 2015. Here’s the album art and

track listing.

  1. Lost Angeles
  2. Los Angeles I
  3. Los Angeles II
  4. City of Angels
  5. Boss Angeles
  6. LAX

I hope to post more about the EP as the release date

draws nearer.

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Blast Off

Well folks, it’s official. I launched my first Kickstarter campaign this morning.

It’s a scary thing to ask for help, especially when it’s financial help. It feels

weird and no one likes to do it. At the same time, it’s wonderful to be part of

a community. To share in the excitement and to press towards a common goal.

My hope is that I’ll meet my goal, but I also hope people can get excited with me.

Ways to help meet this goal is by giving financially. Another way is to spread the

word, and with social media nowadays, it’s not too hard. Another way to be part

of this journey is to invest in it by the ways listed above, but also by staying up-

to-date with the project.

Ways to do that are by following my blog updates,

Kickstarter updates, following my band page on Facebook, following on Twitter,

following on Instagram, and dialogue. Feel free to contact me at my email:

raywyattmusic@gmail.com. Feel free to ask questions, leave feedback, or just

say hello. I’d love to hear from you.

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July Update

The “LA” EP is one step closer to being finished and being in your ears.

I received the first rough mix from my sound engineer, and honestly I

haven’t heard these songs for a few weeks. When I listened to it, I felt

as if it was a first listen for me. I tried to approach it as if I had never heard

these songs before, and tried to hear it as you would hear it. I might post

some thoughts once I release it on how I would like you to approach these

songs; similar to an artist statement.

A tentative release date for the EP will be mid to late August. Stay tuned.

I’ll try to keep sending out updates as things progress.

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Concert Window Concert

Thanks to everyone who has downloaded my album

Blinds on Noisetrade. If you haven’t downloaded it

yet feel free to follow the link. Please leave a tip if you

feel so inclined. It would be greatly appreciated.

In other news, I will be doing a Concert Window concert

on June 17 at 8:00pm EDT. This is going to be an intimate

atmosphere, since I’ll most likely be playing from my living

room. It’s an interesting way to connect with viewers because

there is a message board that people can message me in real-

time. I’ve never done anything like this before, so I’m excited

to connect with people in this way. You can pay whatever you

want for the ticket as long as it’s $1.

In other, other news, we’re still finishing the LA EP. I’m really

excited for everyone to hear it. It’s a little more experimental

than my album, but it’s still my style of music.

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Noisetrade

A few days ago I decided to upload my music to Noisetrade.

I’d rather have people buy my music, but I’m a nobody. I’m

not a house-hold name, I don’t have an established rapport,

and I haven’t proven myself to be a great songwriter yet. In

order for these things to occur, I might have to give my music

away for a period of time.

It feels unjust to put my heart and soul, my life, into my music

just to give it away when it’s all said and done. But like I said

above, I haven’t earned the right to charge people for my music.

Now that it’s available for free, I hope people will discover, listen,

and the rapport will start to be built over time.

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Stickers and Postcards

I made some new merchandise for the upcoming EP.

“LA” EP sticker based off the album artwork. 3″ x 3″

Robert Indiana inspired

Robert Indiana inspired “LA” EP sticker. 3″ x 3″

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5″ x 7″ Postcard

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EP Cover Art

One year ago today I released Blinds. Today I released the cover art

for my upcoming EP. It’s set to release sometime this summer but the

specific date is too be determined. Don’t fret, I’ll keep you posted as

things develop.

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Radio Show. House Show

Greetings. About a week and a half ago, I appeared on Indy In-Tune

Radio. It’s an internet, Indy-based, Independent music radio show.

I did an hour-long interview with Darrin (the host with the most), which

entailed 4 live tracks, lightning-round questioning, and some general

get-to-know-the-artist questions. It was a great time, and I hope to

connect more with Indy In-Tune. A link of the interview will be posted

shortly.

The same day, I had a house gig in Fountain Square, which is an up-and-

coming neighborhood in Indianapolis. The house gig was titled 3×5 House

Gig, because it contained three artists playing five new/ never-heard songs.

We probably had 50-60 people spread throughout three rooms of the house.

It was a lovely evening with local beer, wine from I don’t know where, fun

people, and sweet music.

I played three songs from my upcoming “LA” EP, and two from a potential

new album 🙂 Here are some photos from the day.

Post-show silhouette. Photo credit: Cara Zimmerman.

Post-show silhouette. Photo credit: Cara Zimmerman.

The Yellow Kites sound check.

The Yellow Kites sound check.

Live sangin'. Photo credit: Darrin of Indy In-Tune.

Live sangin’. Photo credit: Darrin of Indy In-Tune.

Indy In-Tune Radio. Photo credit: Darrin of Indy In-Tune.

Indy In-Tune Radio. Photo credit: Darrin of Indy In-Tune.

Sound check for the house show. Photo credit: Adrian Pumphrey.

Sound check for the house show. Photo credit: Adrian Pumphrey.

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