Category: Independent Releases

The category for all my music designed to be listened to instead of used in media (although these may overlap)

Warts And All EP out now!

Warts And All, my five-track singer-songwriter EP, is now available exclusively at Bandcamp. Sample and buy here.

Warts And All EP Track-by-Track: Counting To A Million

The song “Counting To A Million” is the rocker of the EP. It’s also a very personal expression of acceptance and hope. When you’re in a certain place in life, like trying to overcome some obstacle or recover from an illness or addiction, it seems like the struggle will never end. In the song “If […]

Warts And All EP Track-by-Track: Cascades (Instrumental)

Back around 2006 or so, I was fooling around with this old Alvarez folk-classical guitar I used to own and got the idea to write and record some instrumental demos featuring the guitar. I had been working entirely with electronics and keyboards and wanted to change things up a bit. Warts And All by Thisbrucesmith […]

Warts And All EP Track-by-Track: If I Let It

The song “If I Let It” came about at a very low time in my life several years back. I had gotten into a rut of self-destructive thinking. I wasn’t eating well or getting any exercise. I had forgotten to focus on the things that are under my control: thinking, feeling, behavior and focus. I […]

Warts And All EP Track-by-Track: I Saw Godot

Obviously, this song was inspired by the Samuel Beckett play Waiting For Godot. I’ve never actually seen the play, but I have read the synopsis. It’s about two people who are waiting for someone who is never going to show up. Godot is a classic example of “theater of the absurd.” The phrase itself has […]

Thisbrucesmith "Warts And All" EP cover

Warts And All EP Track-by-Track: All The Super True Believers

In the run up to releasing my EP Warts And All, I’m writing a series of blog posts to give a little information about each track in the set. This first post talks about the opening track, “All The Super True Believers.” Warts And All by Thisbrucesmith Over the last several years, I’ve nosed around […]

Warts And All Preview Video

I’ve just uploaded a preview video for my Warts And All EP. The EP has an official release date of November 1, 2019 at Bandcamp. Check out the album or individual tracks here. (Opens in a new window/tab.)

Video: “Counting To A Million”

Here’s a video for the single “Counting To A Million” from the upcoming EP Warts And All. Hope you enjoy it!

New EP Coming

I’m happy to announce the upcoming release of a new EP, titled Warts And All. This is a departure for me, since it gets into my singer-songwriter side. The plan is for the EP to release exclusively on Bandcamp November 1. In the meantime, I plan to talk a little bit about the material here […]

Update: October 10, 2019

Last week, I wrapped up production on the passion project that has consumed my attention for the better part of a year: the podcast “Triangles: The Life and Times of an NFL Original Team.” The next to last episode in the series dropped this morning, and the series finale will release next Thursday. Please check […]