To commemorate its tenth anniversary, I have re-recorded a new, live-style, solo-acoustic version of the beloved Orange Days on Lemon Street, including three bonus tracks of never-before-heard songs from the Orange Days era.
With fresh takes on delivery, a few updated lyrics, and the wisdom of retrospect, I tackle the old favorites as a more mature artist while paying reverent homage to their original, pre-"produced" forms.
Digital copies include the new live-acoustic version, PLUS the original version of the album. Included in the digital copy, you'll find a beautiful full-color PDF lyric booklet with liner notes, featuring artwork by Jenna LeMieux and designed by Ian Hyde.
Digital copies are automatically delivered to your email inbox immediately following purchase.
Digital Version (original + acoustic albums): 15.00
Physical copies of Orange Days on Lemon Street: Acoustic Anniversary Edition include a digital download of *both* the new version as well as the original 2008 studio album, delivered immediately to your email inbox following purchase.
Physical copies are limited edition - with only 100 total available copies that will not be reprinted.
Physical copy + digital + shipping: 25.00
About the original album...
At age 19, I was working my way through typical coming-of-age challenges. After disconnecting from my family and heading out on my own, dropping out of college, and losing my first love, my lifelong passion for music began to take shape in the form of confessional songwriting as a coping mechanism. On the few and far between days off from work, I trekked by train and foot between my home terrain of Orange County to Los Angeles to begin tackling recording my first collection of songs – what would, a few years later, become a critically-acclaimed and beloved debut album: Orange Days on Lemon Street.
The songs of Orange Days bounce from lighthearted musings on whether a crush is reciprocated to much heavier fare – grappling with insurmountable familial difficulties, the frustration of navigating the world while weighed down by a depressive personality, or wondering whether a person history has deemed unlovable can, in fact, ever be loved at all.
With several songs from this album featured on television shows such as Pretty Little Liars, Private Practice, and One Tree Hill, I like to think I have acquired much-treasured fans with my unusual approach to songwriting and sometimes-brutal honesty. Introspection isn’t always pretty, but it is necessary to grow and heal. Orange Days On Lemon Street documents one dreamy adolescent’s journey into becoming a more complete adult – for better or for worse. I hope this collection lets listeners breathe a little sigh of relief in that we aren’t all that different when it comes to figuring that out.
This album is folky, mellow, groovy, and great for fans of thoughtful acoustic pop.