6.24 | Bran & Friends. I can't fully articulate how important performing with that "& friends" is to me. I love these cats a lot. Here's one of my gems, @kirstenstockel13. 💛 We performed "The Scientist" yesterday in Gracie's Garden (live stream on my fb) and we'll be uploading a cool video this week. 🌱😘🐻 pic by baby mama @krustyweinerz
6.23 | Finished Numa's Song! 💛 Be part of it for the first time tomorrow at Gracie's Garden. FREE. 4pm. BOSTON, GO TO THE FLAGPOLE IN THE FENWAY GARDENS THEN JUST FOLLOW THE SOUND OF MUSIC. 🌱💐🐻 "In your denseness
In your softness
In your little, spurts of, happiness
You surprise me
Everyday, you surprise me
In the morning, I admire you
In the morning, I adore you
how you love to, hear the birds sing
how the sunshine, leaves you glistening
I promise to always appreciate
you are my hydrangea"
6.16 | I love the spontaneity that an intimate crowd inspires. I could do this all the time. I guess I do. That's pretty neat. Check Facebook later tonight for the full video. 🐻💛🤙🏽 #SticksAndTwigs
6.18 | From 12 years old to today, if you asked me what I want to be when I grow up I'd say a husband/father. Probably because this guy has done such an awesome job raising 4 boys with my mama.
6.14 | * when you get the loop just right *
I've played 3 shows in 4 days and I wouldn't have had it any other way. Love it. ALSO, they were all solo so I dusted off my looper to make the mellifluous!! 💛🤙🏽🐻
This time next Saturday I'll be in Gracie's Garden performing with my friends and EVERYONE who shows up (don't worry, I'll give you the parts). Info in my bio!
Captured by the wondrous @curtiskillian with #BerkleeAlumni! Check out @berkleealumni for a quick interview later this week!
6.7 - 6.10 | Sometimes i feel like I'm 7.
Especially with these friends, those overalls, and just boxers. (feat. Winston, Mac DeMarco, piggy back rides, overpriced "Mexican food", [farm fresh] egg in toast, gospel, nature walks, chickens, goats, climbing trees, finding a paddle board, and jumping in the ocean) Good weekend y'all. 💛 @lil_0ak @washburnatrivermusic @mackenz_oprean
6.9 | I had some farm fresh eggs this morning. Had to stop by and tell da bois bout it. They weren't happy. Turns out they're a buncha impotent cocks.
6.7 | Our 1st 10pm-2am #SHAH session this summer. Tracked bass & drums for #Swimming and holy crepe y'all. Our originals are sounding so so good. @loleedo has us for 5 more Swimming sessions, 1 strings session for #INeedYourLove, strings for #Cuttlefish, 4 sessions for #HoneyBuns, & a choir session for I Need Your Love & Honey Buns. 💛💛💛 Magic in the making. Keep up with it. Hit that follow then "see first" under notifications on Facebook.com/SHAHboston
6.5 | I like the way I feel today. I like the way I've felt these past few months. I like the way I felt this past week. I like knowing where I was and being where I am now. I like the people who are so so kind to me. I like the people who appreciate me. I like the people who accept and support me unconditionally. I like the wholesomeness of it all. I like the way I look today. I like how soft my hair is today. I like my whale spout. What do you like?
6.3 | Summertime and the livin' is easy. ☀️🐶💛
"I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." I've been inspired and grown from her work for so long. Her words are timeless and as long as I write I will continue to reference her. Rest in power.
I gotta gotta gotta lot of love today
If I could give it all away
Well that would be OK
If you show someone this song say I wrote it for you
If they disagree
be like no it's really for me
I could hug quite a lot people today
I could kiss some cheeks
and hold some hands
I could tell you what I think is special about you
what color I see all around you
feat. @theresaheaney @crazymoonfairy
5.24 "Sticks & Twigs" - Sam & Bran
We grow and become better like butterflies. We find that which makes us beautiful and share it with the whole world. Sometimes we meet role models and we follow their example. I don't want to be apathetic. I rather be fearlessly, shamelessly, fervorous and over the top.
So I posted this on Facebook yesterday and y'all gave nothing but warmth and adoration for @sambam_thankumaam including a message from @stevenmartinezmusic saying we should record & tour together so I guess we better find the SamBamJamVan & get our friends together! I have so many songs I've written that may never reach peoples' ears but there are a lot of songs I think the world would benefit from on a small scale - one listener at a time. For that reason, this summer I'm going to hone in my recording skills and put together all of my Comforting songs for y'all with titles like: "sticks & twigs", "Mother Nature", "Falling Asleep Holding Someone, Warmth, Bliss, & Humming", "The Long Dark Nights, Dancing By A Moonlit Sea, A Treehouse Home, & Other Comforting Things", "Nostalgia & Love" and "Honesty". They're all about the self, growth, connection to others, connection to the world, and they're very very comforting. I think they could help a lot of people. I hope y'all like this song; share it with a friend who could use a pick me up or maybe just would appreciate it.
5.23 | This one is a little too real for me but it's still fun so I hope you like it. I just wrote it. "My Friend"
Have you ever fallen asleep holding someone?
Felt the warmth of their body,
And your arms are wrapped around
so that you can't keep track of where you end
you're bound in happiness
you're shaped just like a nest.
and bliss is blooming
off the branches
holding you much higher
than you've ever been before
you fall you take a breath
so deep your heart is steady
and your chest expands with theirs
and there is absolutely nowhere
you'd rather be
then in the safety of these arms
and these hands
and we're holding just as fast as we can
the night is almost endless
we don't sleep
we just be
we are light
we are lovely
we are soft
we are loving
we are here
we are humming
5.12 | Last Friday I was blessed with the opportunity to sing #AllNightLong with @jennieomusic to honor @lionelrichie for a packed arena. It was inspiring to meet a person as famous as Lionel that was so down to earth and genuinely excited. I could identify a lot with him because I feel a childlike joy in much of my life - especially on stage and here comes this man jumping on stage with all of us new Berklee grads who's gone through so much and lived SO much and moved SO many and he's just as movable and influential now. That's inspiring. I aspire to hold onto passion & bliss like that. Thank you for your music, your love, your joy, and your being. Just like you said, I hope that "God speaks through me" and I can move the world in my life as a music therapist, a musician, and an individual. It was an honor to sing your song.
Thank you to @pikchaguy for the video!