Wild Seeds - Acoustic Demo

Posted: April 2nd, 2017. 0 Comments.

A preview demo of a new song written with Walt Wilkins- posted in honor of his inaugural Waltstock festival coming up on the April 7 & 8 in Fredericksburg, Texas.

We wrote this one under a 400 year old oak tree at Bull Creek Park in Austin.

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Walt Wilkins' new albums, Watch It Shine and Streetlight

Posted: October 24th, 2016. 0 Comments.

My friend Walt Wilkins released two albums this month. One is a solo album called 'Streetlight' and the other is a collaboration with bandmates The Mystiqueros called 'Watch It Shine.' 

 

Streetlight is personal, intense, and intimate, and Watch It Shine is both joyful and meditative.

I had a great time writing a few of the songs with Walt over the last year or so. I'm proud to say Walt & I came up with 'Ask Her to Dance,' 'Crows,' 'The Painter By the Lake' and 'Watch It Shine' at our songwriting meetups under a 300 year-old oak tree at Bull Creek Park in Austin.

Here's a video that puts a recording of one of our songs together with stunning images shot by Texas photographer Dave Hensley.

 Walt is a solid human, a hardworking family man, and an artist who has studied song and storytelling for decades.

He's a Texas treasure, and I believe he's recorded a couple of masterpieces, reflecting his solo work and his band collaboration. But then, you know I'm biased, so judge for yourself.

Get Watch It Shine and Streetlight from LoneStarMusic.com

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Co-writes and Shows in Austin, Dallas, Galveston and Red River

Posted: December 29th, 2015. 1 Comments.
As 2015 winds down, I expect that your year was full of challenges, problems, solutions, good days, bad days, old friends, new friends, and family.
 
My prediction for you: 2016 will present opportunities, questions, answers, joy, difficulty, many laughs, a few tears, and you will figure out how to do some things you have never done before.  At least that's how it seems every year goes... onward friends.
 
Looking back on 2015 I was happy to see a few of my artist buddies release new albums with songs that we co-wrote on them. Here are a few clips from the TV show "Texas Music Scene" that featured my friends and our songs. Click the image below to hear the story and the songs:
 
Walt Wilkins - "Days" from A Good Ramble
Walt Wilkins singing
 
Cory Morrow - "Winning Hand" from The Good Fight
Cory Morrow plays
 
Kelley Mickwee - "Beautiful Accidents" from You Used to Live Here
Kelley Mickwee sings
 
The next 30 days, I am playing shows in Austin at Saxon Pub (Wed 12/30 at 9pm, guest of Walt Wilkins), in Dallas at the Downtown Music Series (Sun 1/17 at 6pm), in Galveston at the Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe (Sat 1/23 at 8:30pm), and in Red River New Mexico on 1/28-1/30.
 
Cheers and safe travels,  
OT
 
 
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