The Birthday Project
Picnics, backyards, campfires, poolside hotel rooms, birdsong. During the pandemic, I started writing songs for people's birthdays. I thought it would be a sweet gift to offer and I've been enjoying the challenge: Every month, I choose a new person to write a song for, and I deliver it to them (in person if possible, or digitally if not) on or before their birthday. Sometimes they're serious, sometimes they're silly, but either way, the project has gotten me out of my head and my typical methods. I'm using different instruments, not getting stuck on chords and structures, just letting things come to me in the time between birthdays.
The full 12-song album will be released in 2022.
Year-In-Progress Track Listing:
January - “Abracadabra” - for Joe Napolitano (12/31)
February - “Birthday Buddies” - for Bridget and Brian (2/7)
March - “Something Out of Nothing” - for Chris (3/30)
April - “Someday” - for Pete Baker (4/6)
May - “See You In Palm Springs” - for Jonathan Price (5/20)
June - “Jacob’s Lullabye” - for Jake (6/21)
July - “Magic Curtain” - for Justin (7/5)