Last week we dropped the new record and this week it’s all over no less than TWO PRESS OUTLETS. Going to have to build a new section of the website, I guess, but in the meantime here’s a recap and some links:
Columbus Alive: Singer-songwriter records new EP with half of the Fray — seriously
David Welsh and I sat down with Andy Downing from Alive over lunch last week to talk about making the record, me firing my old (maybe nonexistent) manager, struggling to be taken seriously on a variety show in between legit comedy superstars, and knowing when to stop writing parts for a song. Andy’s the best and so is his paper :)
Columbus Dispatch: Sam Craighead will perform on Saturday at the Oracle in Olde Towne East
I got to speak with Julia from the Dispatch for the first time and we covered hearing the Fray for the first time, growing up in an Evangelical cult bubble in 1980s, and french fries. ( managed to name check Wendy’s and Cracker Barrel before admitting that I’m really more focused on chips right now. What a hoot. Thanks, Julia! Hopefully next writeup will feature me in the Business section for losing less money making this record than the last one (shhh don’t tell my label).
For the price of a cup of coffee, you can purchase this tape of 5 hit singles plus a special bonus track, “Back to Kroger,” that is only available on these freaking tapes. Comes with a free digital download of everything (in this business, known as a “win/win”), including a tape case and printed album cover.