Plutinos LP out today!

TODAY IS THE DAY!!  I can finally say that the Plutinos LP is OUT!!  One year ago the idea of putting out a full album of my own material seemed both impossible and terrifying.  I’ve learned throughout this process that fear is just a part of it, and it’s something you learn to live with.  One of my favorite books “Big Magic” describes fear as a backseat passenger on the road trip of your life- it’s always along for the ride and you learn to live with it’s presence, but at the same time you have to make sure that you aren’t putting your fear in the driver’s seat or allowing it to chart your course in any way.

Putting this album out has been my way of charting my own course and keeping my fear in the backseat- It’s been a labor of love that has been immensely rewarding as well as incredibly challenging, and has helped me grow and change in so many ways that I never even imagined.  I consider it my greatest personal accomplishment thus far regardless of how it’s received or how many people like it or listen to it, and can’t wait to dive into the next one!

I would like to thank my brother from another mother Jimmy Stofer for providing bass for the album- his creativity, feel, and musical taste added so much to the tunes.  I’d also like to thank my amazing wife Holly Barnes for the countless hours she gave me to hole up in my basement and work on this- when you’re a self-employed musician with a family of four it can be difficult to justify a huge time investment on something that could have little or no monetary return, but she has been so supportive and encouraging throughout the process, and I am so thankful to have her by my side as we go through life together.

The album is available on all major streaming services and you can also purchase it on iTunes or Bandcamp.  Bandcamp is a cool way to go as it is more direct-to-artist and allows you to get the full high quality WAV files rather than compressed MP3’s.  All the lyrics are also posted on there as well if anyone has a hard time understanding what I’m saying :)

Wishing you all a joyful, peaceful, and fulfilling holiday season!

New Plutinos Track Out Today And Album Release News!

I’m excited to announce that the first song off the upcoming Plutinos LP is out today, and the full record will be out November 28! I have spent most of the year working on this in between numerous tours and am super pumped to get it out there! You can check it out below or stream on Spotify, Apple Music, etc.

Debut Solo EP Out Today!

My first solo EP is out today! It is still in the process of rolling out to some sites but there will be updates on the Plutinos Facebook page as they become available. Today's release also coincides with what would have been my mom's 66th birthday. She was always my biggest cheerleader and encourager and I know she would have been proud to see me take this step forward in overcoming my creative insecurities and finally putting out a release of my own material. For now you can stream the album in it's entirety for free as well as purchase it in high quality lossless audio format at the link below- it will be on all the major streaming and download services shortly!

Debut Solo EP Now Available For Pre-Order!

I'm thrilled to announce that my debut solo EP will be out worldwide on January 17th!  You can stream a full track right now and pre-order the 5 song album via Bandcamp (link below) in the meantime.  More info can be found at http://www.plutinosmusic.com.  Super excited to get this out into the world!

Drum Lessons Available Dec-Jan

I'm home for the holidays and wanted to spread the word that I'm able to provide a limited number of drum lessons in December and January. I teach out of my studio near downtown Lafayette or online via Skype. I'm also offering special Holiday discounts on lesson packages which make a great gift! My availability is limited, so if you or someone you know is interested Contact Me for more info

"Ryan Bingham Live" Out October 21st

Thrilled to announce that "Ryan Bingham Live" will be out October 21st featuring me on drums.  It's a full live record and 4k concert video from Amazon Music and Amazon Video.  You can preorder the album here and the video is available now for Amazon Prime members.  It was an amazing production top to bottom and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  Below are 2 excerpts from the concert:

John Denver Concert With The Colorado Symphony September 10

I'm thrilled to announce that I will be performing alongside members of John Denver's band and the Colorado Symphony for a special performance at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver on Saturday, September 10.  I'm very honored to get to be a part of this!  More info and tickets available here:

http://tickets.coloradosymphony.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=4037

Summer Shows With Mary Chapin Carpenter And Ryan Bingham

I'm out with both Mary Chapin Carpenter and Ryan Bingham this summer, including shows in England and some local Colorado shows! Dates below:

7/16 Bristol, UK @Colston Hall w/Mary Chapin Carpenter

7/17 London, UK @Barbican w/Mary Chapin Carpenter

7/18 Nottingham, UK @Nottingham Playhouse w/Mary Chapin Carpenter

7/29 Aspen, CO @Belly Up w/Ryan Bingham

7/30 Avon, CO @Outlaws & Legends Music Festival w/Ryan Bingham

7/31 Bellvue, CO @Mishawaka Amphitheater w/Ryan Bingham

8/1 Boulder, CO @Chataqua Auditorium w/Ryan Bingham

8/6 New Braunfels, TX @ Whitewater Amphitheater w/Ryan Bingham

 

 

Tour With Ryan Bingham Opening For Willie Nelson

I had the honor drumming with Ryan Bingham on what was supposed to be the Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard tour.  Merle was having health complications and we were asked to fill in, and heard the news of his passing on the day we flew out to start the tour.  It was an amazing and humbling experience filling in for Merle and playing some of his songs in his memory.  We also got to sing "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" and "I'll Fly Away" with Willie a few nights which will always be a highlight for me.  Rest In Peace Merle.

 On stage with Willie at The Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels, TX

On stage with Willie at The Whitewater Amphitheater in New Braunfels, TX