Dispatch

Dispatch

Folios

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Dispatch started as demos from a rough patch in the fall of 2020, in which I checked off a lot of cliched rock guy boxes. Following a bit of a health scare, I quit drinking, bought a guitar for the first time in fifteen years, started writing again with a fervor I hadn't had in almost as long, and made a super personal record about love,

Dispatch started as demos from a rough patch in the fall of 2020, in which I checked off a lot of cliched rock guy boxes. Following a bit of a health scare, I quit drinking, bought a guitar for the first time in fifteen years, started writing again with a fervor I hadn't had in almost as long, and made a super personal record about love, depression, family, friends, bars, jail, music scenes, and something resembling redemption. I started playing the tunes for a few friends, whom I trust and love, and was encouraged to put something out from these dozens of tunes.

I kept adding to the demos, playing all the instruments I had around the basement-some I know how to play well, and others...not so much-and singing harmonies where I could find them. Usually with my dog Cooley sitting across from me, non-plussed. I took the tracks to my old friend Tom Herbers who mixed and mastered the album. I was actually going to release this?

After twenty years of releasing music under my own name, knowing I wasn't going back into a studio with anyone any time soon (damn global pandemic), it felt like this was a fresh start. I was breaking up with myself. Band names aren't getting any easier to find, but being a...book guy, and the fact that it somehow wasn't taken, I found Folios. I'm proud of Dispatch as a whole, snapshot piece of work from a time of strange isolation and excited to bring the songs to an occasional live setting. It's hopefully all summed up in the last line on the record...

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