More than a year ago, I announced a new Eponymous 4 album, Travis, would be available in September 2017. Of course, things change in a year, and something I never mentioned is the fact I’ve been taking some remedial classes in music theory since the start of 2016.
My day job is with the University of Washington, which allows employees to take classes alongside students for free. So I’m pretty much redoing my undergraduate coursework! I also recently completed a year-long project at work that sucked up any remaining time I had for making music.
I’m one quarter away from completing that course load before I move on to remedial composition lessons, at which point I should have a bit more breathing room. That said, I don’t think I can give Travis the attention it needs to be successful, so I’m going to delay its release till 2018.
Other things that will occupy my summer includes visits by various friends and family, plus a trip to Nashville to attend the CD Baby DIY Musicians Conference. I attended the first one in Chicago, which allowed me to visit my sister. This year, it’s in Nashville, a city about which I’ve always been curious.