Monday Music Update – 02/03/14

Monday Music Update – 02/03/14

Jeremy Casella is in the midst of a new Kickstarter campaign for his forthcoming album, Death in Reverse. We’ll have more from Jeremy later in the week, but don’t miss your chance to hear the music early along with several other exclusives. Check out the campaign page for more information.

Don and Lori Chaffer are staying busy with several projects. They’re currently writing and demoing several country songs with writer Tom Douglas (“The House that Built Me”), writing instrumental music for licensing, and also slowly chipping away on a new Waterdeep record. The latter, according to Don, is “taking a very slow boat right now.”

Josh Garrels is finishing up construction of his new studio, and a new album will be underway as soon as it’s complete. The expected release date is sometime this summer, and the album will once again feature Mason Jar Music (who also appeared on Love & War & The Sea In Between) and A Boy & His Kite.

Jason Gray recently wrapped up his new record, Love Will Have The Final Word, and will release it on March 4. It was produced by Jason Ingram and Cason Cooley, and Jason says it might be his most personal group of songs yet. He says, “I didn’t write to a theme as much as I watched for one to emerge, and the common thread of all these songs is the power of love to heal fear and shame, and to make us new.” In addition, his son, Kipper, produced two songs that will appear on a special edition version of the record.

Eric Peters is releasing a brand new digital EP, Counting My Rings: B-Sides, tomorrow. The four-song EP includes three unreleased tracks and an unreleased demo of “Traveling Onion.” Look for full details tomorrow on the Rabbit Room.

While Chris Slaten, the man behind Son of Laughter, is currently on the hook for a spring semester of teaching, he’s also organizing a series of “free” house shows in the areas of Texas, Nebraska, New York, and Pennsylvania during spring and summer breaks. If interested, you can e-mail Chris at