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South Gate House Revival Live Show

Posted on: March 30th, 2015 by Nick Peay No Comments

Holy cow, what a week! I’m so glad to be getting back into the swing of performing again. And last week had some great live shows, as well as some other exciting musical adventures!


This Week’s Performances

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015 by Nick Peay No Comments

This week is going to be busy. I mean, very busy. But, I’m really excited about everything that’s going to happen this week.

Nick Peay performs at Southgate House RevivalIn order, tomorrow, Tuesday March 24th, I’ll be heading up to Newport, Kentucky to perform at the Southgate House Revival. I’ll be in the Lounge starting at 9:30 pm. It’s free to go into the Lounge. Here’s the event on Facebook.

Thursday is the March Live From Your Living Room show, featuring Mark Kramer of Tender Mercy. Mark and I will start at 8pm and will perform songs live from my living room for about 45 minutes. You can watch the live show here. After the live broadcast, Mark and I will talk about how he got started, how he approaches songwriting and more. The live show with the additional discussion will be posted as a podcast on iTunes by next week.

Then on Saturday, the band and I will be heading into the studio to begin recording a new album called “Sobering.” It’s a concept album (imagine that, me writing a themed album) that tells a story throughout the entire album. That is scheduled to be released sometime this summer.

Also on Saturday, I’ll perform at The Bard’s Town with my friends of By The Bushel. The show starts at 8pm and will be in the lounge downstairs. It’s a free show and it’s family friendly! Check out the event on Facebook.

Lots more big stuff to come, so stay tuned!

Live From Your Living Room Featuring Mark Kramer of Tender Mercy

Posted on: March 18th, 2015 by Nick Peay

Tender Mercy‘s 5-song EP Sacred Sphinx follows up on his 2014 debut of the same length. His milieu hasn’t changed a bit: it’s still Mark Kramer’s forlorn voice, a gently plucked guitar, tape hiss, and reverb.

Get Sacred Sphinx here.

The Jump Suits Are Neat Though

Posted on: March 16th, 2015 by Nick Peay No Comments

This. So good.

Music Composed For Cats

Posted on: March 12th, 2015 by Nick Peay No Comments

A new study in Applied Animal Behavior Science shows that cats prefer “species-specific” music. What they say that means is that, cats responded better to music which contained frequencies that cats use in their communication.

To us, it doesn’t really sound like music. But the cat’s seemed to respond well to it. You can listen to some samples here.

I’m not going to lie, I definitely rounded up my two cats to play them some new tunes when I read this article. The first song got their attention a little bit. They turned their heads in the general direction of the computer. But didn’t really let on as to whether they were enjoying it or not.

The second song seemed to really interest them. It had some bird chirping sounds. But, again, they just kind of shrugged, like, “Oh yeah, we’ve been listening to bird chirps since before it was cool to put them in ‘music.'”

By the third song, they’d totally lost interest. I guess I’ve got hipster cats.

B-b-b-Burns! A Simpson’s Musical

Posted on: March 10th, 2015 by Nick Peay No Comments

photo 3February went by really fast! And there was a lot going on, as usual. But one of the really cool things that I got to be a part of last month, was Theatre 502’s production of Mr. Burns. It was a post-apocalyptic play that ended in a Simpson’s musical. Yes, a Simpson’s musical.

Do you remember the Cape Fear episode of the Simpson’s? How well do you remember it? That’s exactly how Mr. Burns begins. Well, I mean, in a way. I guess technically it began with an apocalyptic event.