Salt Lake City —

The weather is getting colder in the mornings here in the high desert. It is that time of year when you start the day off in a hoodie and by noon you feel like you are back in the summer heat. The only difference is that the mountains towering over the valley are spotted with yellow and red — as if Bob Ross himself painted them on the underlying greens and browns of the forest.

This is my last week here at home. I’m anxious to get on the road as per usual this time of year. Traveling for me is ritualistic. It’s like going to some sort of church or ceremony. If I shirk my duties of pounding pavement, I start to feel guilty because I’m not out seeing the world. This is a good thing — it keeps me alive and pushing.

My first stop will be Denver, CO this Saturday followed by a string of shows in the Columbine State. It is always a pleasure to go back there and see old friends. And I grew up there when I was younger, in Denver and Eagle, so there is a sense of home. At least an earlier version of it.

If you are in that area or anywhere west of Colorado, please check the tour dates and come see a show.

Tour Dates HERE.


This week I’m also finishing up two demos for Riva Rebels and we are playing our first show at Burt’s Tiki Lounge here in Salt Lake City. This project is just the outlet I’ve needed for some of the material I’ve been writing the last ten years. It feels good to get it out and share it with some people.

You can keep up w/ the Riva Crew at or on our page:

Short and sweet today. Bring on the road time.

— JM



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