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A brand new album by The Good

In 1996 a young college music critic named Manny Sanchez was so inspired by the Milky White album by my band The Good that he sought out its producer—Chris Shepard—and a new career in the music production business. Almost two decades later Manny approached us with an idea to complete the circle and return the favor:a new…

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September 12, 2013 @ the Hideout, Chicago

Join me and a spectacular band, along with The Daytonics, Bully in the Hallway, Mark Bazer (The Interview Show) and Justin Kaufmann (Schadenfraude) for the very first BRING YOUR OWN BEARD benefit show for Septembeard. Show starts at 8pm, all proceeds go to prostate cancer research. Get advance tickets now.

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Thanks for the Ride

We shot the footage for this music video in the summer of 2011 with the gorgeous Karisa Bruin in gorgeous Lemont, IL. It’s the sister video to “ILOU,” the cousin video to “You wanna get in the backseat?” and if you can follow all that, you probably own the Sycamore album. Michael Starcevich directed this…

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I.L.O.U.

I wanted to make a road movie without cars. The result was this epic music video directed by Michael Starcevich for “I.L.O.U.” from the Sycamore album. It was shot in around Plainfield, IL in the sweltering summer of 2012, and features gorgeous cinematography by Miles Kerr as well as aw, snap editing by Kenan Legg…

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Slip On Through

And it came to pass that the Rock & Roll Rabbi Seth Limmer organized a surprise tribute album for our great friend and Good bassist Dave Rothkopf, who, along with Dan Meyer, wrote this song for their band Down The Line. DTL was famous for soaring 3-part harmonies; I decided to replace those soaring harmonies…

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Purina Pro Plan – “Show You How” TV spot

Our friends in St. Louis were so thrilled with the success of our first music video collaboration, they asked for another song to accompany user submitted footage of great dogs all over America. This one, “Show You How,” is a little more tribal, with one of my favorite guitar solos ever by John Scholvin. It…

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Leo On Ice!

In 2012 I was asked to create and direct a second consecutive Leo Burnett Breakfast, the annual “company meeting” for an audience of thousands. I accepted the challenge under one condition: this year, the Breakfast wouldn’t be a mix of videos, skits, and speeches; it would be entirely sung. As in a completely original rock…

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