Wednesday, February 4, 2009
One of my best friends in the world, Joe Drymala, has started a band, Blueyed Sun, and is putting out his first rock album. He's blogging the entire process, including releasing new tracks as he finishes them. He's recording the entire album, BEXAR COUNTY, in his apartment.
The first two songs, Long Way Off and Cocaine Cocaine, are very different and very cool. One is Bruce Springsteen, the other Johnny Cash.
For some background: Joe and I met on the Howard Dean's 2004 Presidential Campaign. He was a speechwriter. We worked together on our first show, White Noise, which was a big hit at the 2006 New York Musical Theater Festival. Joe has written the book, music, and lyrics to Street Lights - a new musical we're aiming to put up in the fall. He produced an amazing demo for that, you can listen to here.
I'll keep you updated on the album and any live performances. Until then, check out Joe's blog.