Posts by BRANDEN & JAMES

Our Wedding

Our Wedding. Our wedding is an experience that as been so overwhelming, we’re both in shock. Never mind any of the important details that you hope to get just perfect. Never mind the fact that it’s a DIY sort of wedding that we’re throwing in a foreign country where language and general style and communication…

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Goodbye 2017

Goodbye 2017. See you later. Wouldn’t want to be you, never want to see you again. I know that sounds harsh, but it was a really rough year for a lot of people. So much tragedy- much of it centered around the ugly sides of humanity. There was such a dark cloud over 2017 between…

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You Had Me At Cello

You Had Me At Cello You Had Me At Cello is the new show we’re running in Puerto Vallarta. Our fan and subsequent friend thought of the title. She’s seventeen years old. Since we announced the title of the show, we’ve had people write us and tell us how clever the title is. Authors and…

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Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday of the year. It’s not because of the giant feast or the delicious turkey and fixings we get to eat. I feast all of the time—but generally stick to Mexican and Mediterranean food. James and I just returned from a month in Europe where we essentially gorged ourselves everyday on…

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Me Too

Me too. It’s coincidental really, but about a month ago before all of this came out, I wrote a blog about sexual assault. Then I threw it out because I was afraid that people wouldn’t relate to sexual assault from the male perspective. Yep, it happened to me too. Maybe until recently the mainstream never…

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Being Away

Being away from what you’re used to is so incredibly healthy. I’d forgotten. You wouldn’t think it as we’re constantly traveling. We’re nearly always away from what is considered home. It doesn’t make sense that this feels different. But there’s something about being in Europe this time around that is making me whole again. I…

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Vocal Rest

Vocal Rest. Have you ever been on vocal rest? It’s not just for singers. You can be put on vocal rest for overuse and fatigue. You’re especially vulnerable if you’re someone who has to raise your voice often at your job: a crossing guard, sports coach, warehouse or factory manager, restaurant floor manager, retail, etc.…

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Las Vegas debut

Our Las Vegas debut. It’s on Sunday, October 8th at 8pm. We’re so excited and nervous to be playing our first big show in Las Vegas. As many of you know, we picked up and moved to Las Vegas from Los Angeles in February of this year in search of more performance opportunities and a…

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Sunday Inspiration

Here’s some Sunday Inspiration for you. I wrote this blog in June and just haven’t felt urged to publish it until now. Manila was hot and stifling. Worse than anything I’ve experienced thus far in my life and travels and I lived through several summers in New York City. The heat is one thing, but…

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I don’t want to sing another Hallelujah

I don’t want to have to sing another Hallelujah. Am I the only one who is frightened and saddened to watch Western civilization crumble before our eyes? I realize that may sound a bit dramatic. A friend and mentor of mine named Doug Montgomery said to me, “if there’s one thing I’ve learned in my…

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