On the 24th of November, Magic Leaves comes out! This single is a foretaste of the next album of the same title, which will be a new direction for John Baldwin. Magic Leaves is an exploration of progressive rock, folk, and metal. It tells a handful of personal stories, some recent, some reaching as far as 10 years back. So make sure to pre-save the single here.
Only 10 days from now, I will be part of a major release and a major show to promote it! Join Gio Bard Zero and his six-piece band as we recreate the 13-track album Songs of Life and Death for the album release show. I've been heavily involved in the album's creation, and so it's my pleasure to bring it to your ears by playing bass in this band. The show will take place at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House Studio Loft on November 17th. Get your tickets before while they're available!
Thank you to everyone who came out to the John-a-thon at Dog House Music Studios! This one-of-a-kind two-part show hosted by myself and John Remington was a screaming success. For those of you who missed it, you can find some video footage on Instagram and YouTube. Until next time!
On the 17th, come join us for a synth-heavy show featuring Pleasure Prince, Neo Tokyo Philharmonic, and John Baldwin! Tickets are available at the door ($10). Doors at 8, show at 9.
On June 4th, I will be joining a lineup of Denver singer-songwriters for a show at Your Mom's House. Come join us on this lovely Sunday afternoon and hear some original tunes! Tickets here
Thank you to everyone who came out to Enigma Bazaar for a night of supremely chill music, featuring myself, Neo Tokyo Philharmonic, and the live premiere of Astravert! We had so much fun, and we hope to see you again soon.
On February 28 (the last day of the month), look out for John Baldwin at Lion's Lair with Painted City and Neo Tokyo Philharmonic. This trifecta will deliver a combination of synthwave, synthpop, and dream pop for your listening pleasure. So if you like spacey jams, this is the show for you. Plus tickets are only $8. There's limited space, so grab one here before they sell out!
On Friday, August 19th, I will be releasing a video for my live arrangement of "Take Your Time" from the album Change. Be sure to subscribe to The Salt Lick YouTube Channel to catch the premiere!
Today, the much-anticipated album Change is released on all streaming platforms! CDs will also be available at the album release show tomorrow (May 21st). Be sure to come by Z Cycle Shop at 7pm for some great music and to get your hands on the special edition CD.
After much hard work and deliberation, I am delighted to say that my next major release is well underway! The single from my next album, Change, is out now, and so is the much-anticipated music video! Many thanks to the Salt Lick Records as well as the cast for all their hard work in making all of this happen. Look out for the album on May 20th.
On the 22nd of February, I will be releasing a brand new single, featuring guest artist C. L. Fondal. The new single ventures into dark, glitchy R&B territory, setting the mood for the thoughts that keep you awake at night. This will be my first official release on the Salt Lick Records, and as such, will not be available here, but will be accessible on all major streaming platforms. Stay tuned after for much bigger things to follow!
It is my pleasure to announce that I have joined a new record label, the Salt Lick! I have been in collaboration with the Salt Lick for the Songs from the Pond series for some time now, and since the record label is now launched, I am glad to be on the roster along with Bear and the Beasts, M'lady, Silver Screen Fantasy, and Sponsored Content. I have quite a few releases in the works. Go check out the other artists here.
Concrete Theory Productions will be putting on another show May 22 at the Gypsy House Cafe. This show will feature an extensive lineup of local talent. $8 cover. Show up early to save your spot! More info about Concrete Theory Productions
Thanks to the hard work and organization by Concrete Theory Productions, I will be performing at the Gypsy House Cafe (on South Broadway) downstairs on April 17. The show will run from 6 to 10 PM, and tickets are at the door. I look forward to seeing you there!
After living in Denver for about half a year, I am pleased to announced that I have started my own music production company, Paper Satellite Productions LLC. I have been producing music for others for a long time, but now I have begun branching out and working with others in the local music community.
Paper Satellite Productions is based on the idea that with careful listening and observation, a little intuition, and a lot of hard work, it is possible to create something beautiful that will last a lifetime, even if you're starting from nothing. It is a chance for me to take all that I have learned about what makes music possible and put it to use in a way that brings out the best of the musicians that I work with, as well as myself.
It was not the easiest of decisions, but filled with the desire to advance my career in a bigger city with a different music scene, and to establish myself in a more varied climate, I have relocated to Denver, Colorado. I have been blessed by living in an environment with immediate access to a vibrant music scene, as well as having space to record. I am perpetually in awe at the caliber of musicianship that sets the standard in this city. That said, moving away has given me a new appreciation for my home town. I am very grateful to those who have shown their support for me in my decision. I expect that if I can repay them, it will be with my music.
After a lot of hard work and dedication, the recently emerged band Eldritch Root is proud to release their first official recordings. Working together with Wings Back Entertainment, these songs were recorded in the style of a live performance in a single session. Featuring songwriting and vocals by David Badillo and Mak R. K. Williams, these tunes bring together hard-hitting funk and angsty rock. Eldritch Root's music is available on Spotify and other music streaming and distribution platforms.
Shortly after the release of my latest album, Circumnavigate, I am pleased to announce that Joshua Jarman and I have been working together again on his latest album, titled Wait. Featuring a short cohesive collection of intense and diverse songs, this album builds on the humble, adventurous production of Mud to take the listener on a powerful emotional journey, from the sunny heights of Shine to the dark chasms of Ghost. Also be sure to check out the single version of Ghost, recorded by Hybrid Audio Solutions with a hard-hitting rock sound.
After four years of hard work and careful dedication to the honing of my sound, I am excited to finally anounce that my third album will be released next month.
Circumnavigate is a collection of divergent scenes and sounds that span a circular journey. Consisting of various styles from folk rock to drum and bass, the album leaves no space for monotony. This album was as much a journey for me as it is for the listener. After the release of my second album, I began a mission to refine my sound and improve my musicianship as much as possible. This led me to many interesting places and to many inspiring people. But ultimately it was an inward journey, because all of the music on this album from the microphone to the master is completely original. No other person had any direct part in its creation. It is for this reason that I consider it the ultimate embodiment of my best musical work.
As of today, the music video showing the recording process for the song Winter Buds off my upcoming album is now available on YouTube. Winter Buds is a song which, unlike the majority of my other material, features only sounds from real live instruments. As such, it was fitting that I should make a video for it, which I did last fall. It was a unique project, as I had the framework for the song laid out for nearly a year, but I started and finished recording it in the span of three long days. Be sure to check it out.