"IDOL" from Paul Luc’s Forthcoming Release (2014):

I’m excited to share a track with you from my new record that should be out in about one month! This track is called Idol, and you may have heard me play it live in the past…it’s gone through different iterations to arrive here. The point of this track is to honor “songs”…that is, the singer should convey the story, sentiment, emotion, and history that’s contained in the music and lyrics. We’re missing the point if we keep using songs only to glorify the singer. That’s my two cents. I hope you enjoy it, and if you do, please spread the message…share it, post it, plaster it on billboards or whatever floats your boat.    

I recently visited jcsphotographs studio and sat for wet plate portraits…a photographic method that’s been around since roughly 1850. He’s my kind of person; incredibly immersed in his art and doing what comes to him naturally. These are scans of the plates and I’ll be using these as my new promo photos or in the off-chance that I apply for a role in a Civil War re-enactment or Western movie. You sit still for about 6 seconds, then a really bright “poof”…and there you are on a piece of metal. For more of Jason’s work visit: pittsburghtintypestudio.com

I recently visited jcsphotographs studio and sat for wet plate portraits…a photographic method that’s been around since roughly 1850. He’s my kind of person; incredibly immersed in his art and doing what comes to him naturally. These are scans of the plates and I’ll be using these as my new promo photos or in the off-chance that I apply for a role in a Civil War re-enactment or Western movie. You sit still for about 6 seconds, then a really bright “poof”…and there you are on a piece of metal. 

For more of Jason’s work visit: pittsburghtintypestudio.com

A sneak peek. The new record is done and in the hands of creative mastermind hassingercr8tive who is giving it an identity. He’s in Brooklyn, but a Pittsburgh-native, so we’re paying heavy homage to our hometown. The older I get, the more straightforward my music becomes…not unlike the attitude here…a shot and a beer is just fine by me.I’ll be posting updates over the next couple weeks leading up to a pre-release of a new track and ultimately the release of the new album! Visit Nelson at http://cargocollective.com/HASSINGERCR8TIVE

A sneak peek. The new record is done and in the hands of creative mastermind hassingercr8tive who is giving it an identity. He’s in Brooklyn, but a Pittsburgh-native, so we’re paying heavy homage to our hometown. The older I get, the more straightforward my music becomes…not unlike the attitude here…a shot and a beer is just fine by me.

I’ll be posting updates over the next couple weeks leading up to a pre-release of a new track and ultimately the release of the new album! 

Visit Nelson at http://cargocollective.com/HASSINGERCR8TIVE

Here’s a link to a song that I wrote for the Acoustic Guitar Project if you want to take a gander (or a listen). They give you a guitar, a pocket recorder, and one week to track the song. This one came to me in about an hour and set about recording…quick and dirty…no second guesses…no editing…no vocoder on my vocals…ha. Just a slightly out-of-tune acoustic and some words. A song in it’s simplest form, but that’s the music I’ve always loved and will always love whether it’s in fashion, out-dated, trendy, or antiquated. Thanks to AltarTV for inviting me to join the project…class act…solid dudes! http://www.theacousticguitarproject.com/artist/paul-luc/

Here’s a link to a song that I wrote for the Acoustic Guitar Project if you want to take a gander (or a listen). They give you a guitar, a pocket recorder, and one week to track the song. This one came to me in about an hour and set about recording…quick and dirty…no second guesses…no editing…no vocoder on my vocals…ha. Just a slightly out-of-tune acoustic and some words. A song in it’s simplest form, but that’s the music I’ve always loved and will always love whether it’s in fashion, out-dated, trendy, or antiquated. 

Thanks to AltarTV for inviting me to join the project…class act…solid dudes! 

http://www.theacousticguitarproject.com/artist/paul-luc/

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Labor Day is around the corner!  Here’s some history…Levi Strauss opened a wholesale dry goods store in San Francisco in 1853. 100 years later this jacket was made, my guess is somewhere between 1950-1965. This jacket is probably 60 years old and still in good condition. I’m hard pressed to think of something that better represents quality American manufacturing. It’s sad to see that clothes barely last a year now before breaking down when you buy from mainstream American stores. So, here’s to all the independent craftsmen and women who are making things the right way…making them to last…and reviving American tradition and the quality we once produced. They are out there, but you have to seek them out. 

A few years back, my friend Rebecca came to my old place in the South Side Slopes and snapped some photographs of my house.  Almost everything in this photo was gifted.  Can’t remember where I got the smelly stuff, but use it when I want to impress the ladies…made by Emmelie Brunetti out of Marfa TX.  ”God is Love” I found in a wall of the house that I took down. The glass holding the picks and buttons were made by Ron Korczynski…an art teacher I had who signed my 6th grade year book “keep making art”…advice I followed in the form of music.  The button on the right is Saint Cecilia, patron saint of music…given to me by a girl in Michigan at a show.  She’d come to a few Michigan shows when I was touring and said it would offer me some protection.  I thought that was pretty wild that she’d give that to me so I’ve kept it.  Button on the left is a United States Air Marshal pin given to me at a show in NYC.  A guy I’d known from Washington PA turned up in the East Village at a show and gave me this pin.  He’d served in Iraq, was shot on a rooftop and flown to Germany.  He was telling me how he’d listen to my music and it’d remind him of home.  Blew my mind completely.  He now serves as an air marshal. Wore it on my guitar strap for a while and it fell off one night.  I searched the stage for it.  Now I keep this pin on my dresser so I see it every morning…means a lot to me that my songs meant a lot to someone in unfathomable circumstances.  
Photo Credit: www.beahufman.com

A few years back, my friend Rebecca came to my old place in the South Side Slopes and snapped some photographs of my house.  Almost everything in this photo was gifted.  Can’t remember where I got the smelly stuff, but use it when I want to impress the ladies…made by Emmelie Brunetti out of Marfa TX.  ”God is Love” I found in a wall of the house that I took down. The glass holding the picks and buttons were made by Ron Korczynski…an art teacher I had who signed my 6th grade year book “keep making art”…advice I followed in the form of music.  The button on the right is Saint Cecilia, patron saint of music…given to me by a girl in Michigan at a show.  She’d come to a few Michigan shows when I was touring and said it would offer me some protection.  I thought that was pretty wild that she’d give that to me so I’ve kept it.  Button on the left is a United States Air Marshal pin given to me at a show in NYC.  A guy I’d known from Washington PA turned up in the East Village at a show and gave me this pin.  He’d served in Iraq, was shot on a rooftop and flown to Germany.  He was telling me how he’d listen to my music and it’d remind him of home.  Blew my mind completely.  He now serves as an air marshal. Wore it on my guitar strap for a while and it fell off one night.  I searched the stage for it.  Now I keep this pin on my dresser so I see it every morning…means a lot to me that my songs meant a lot to someone in unfathomable circumstances.  

Photo Credit: www.beahufman.com

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