September 2022 marked my seven year anniversary with chronic fatigue.  I’m happy to report that my energy is improving.  And while I’m still a long way from 100%, I’m super grateful for the energy I do have.  Lately I’ve been feeling well enough to begin a slow and steady return to my music career.  More on all that later.

In the meantime, here are a few bits of news…

“Among the Living”—a Thorns song I co-wrote and performed with Matthew Sweet and Shawn Mullins—is being featured in a cool indie film called Press Play. It’s always a thrill to hear one of my songs in a film, and it’s especially cool when the song is placed over the end credits, because that means they play it loud! Press Play is streaming now on Hulu.

The folks at Sirius XM let me loose on Tom Petty Radio.  It was a joy to serve as guest dj and share my favorite TP & the HBs songs along with stories from the road and studio.  Yes, I did say studio.  I was lucky enough to be invited to recording sessions to witness the man at work. My show begins airing on today (Monday, 11/7/22) and will be available for two weeks via the Sirius XM app.

Another Chris Ballew solo album is in the can and ready for a January 2023 release.  You may know the three-time Grammy nominee as the singer of Presidents of the United States of America.  Or as Caspar Babypants.   This is the fourth full-length that I’ve worked on with Chris and our co-producer Mark Heberlein.  The first three are available direct here.

Peace & Love Songs,

Vashon Island, WA
Fall 2022