York, PA CancelledTweet
Unfortunately, due to a scheduling conflict, The Back Home Summer Tour will no longer be able to perform in York, PA on June 24th. We are so very sorry for the inconvenience. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.
"Simple" Available NOWTweet
Today is the day! So excited to share this album with you!
Simple is more to me than just the title of this record & tour. It's the filter I've been striving to live my entire life through. It's putting down the iPhone, closing the computer, turning off the TV and just sitting still. Distractions can be very convincing and they have a way of making me believe that they're more important than having a conversation with a human being. The process of making this record has really helped me to focus my time on the important things in life like relationships, great food, a walk with Mae (my pup), a good book hang by the fire or just sitting in silence. Even right now in this moment I can hear a train whistle blowing in the distance. I doubt I'd be able to hear that beautiful sound over a voice on the tube. It's amazing how much peace I've found in intentionally simplifying my life.
I hope you enjoy! You can get 'Simple' HERE!
Here's a behind the scenes from the making of 'Simple'
And don't forget - I'm heading out on my FIRST headlining tour and I can't wait to see all of your beautiful faces! My friends 'Judah & the Lion' will be joining along to open the shows!
Jan. 31st - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Feb. 1st - Houston, TX - House of Blues
Feb. 5th - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
Feb. 6th - Denver, CO - The Soiled Dove Underground
Feb. 7th - Ames, IA - The Maintenance Shop
Feb. 8th - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
Feb. 13th - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
Feb. 14th - Nashville, TN - Exit-IN
Feb. 15th - Atlanta, GA - Vinyl
Feb. 16th - Charlotte, NC - The Evening Muse
Feb. 19th - Vienna, VA - Jammin Java
Feb. 20th - Philadelphia, PA - World CafÃ© Live
Feb. 21st - New York, NY - Marlin Room @ Webster Hall
Feb. 22nd - Boston, MA - CafÃ© 939 @ Berklee
Feb. 23rd - Uncasville, CT - Wolf Den
Feb. 25th - Pittsburgh, PA - Hard Rock CafÃ©
Feb. 26th - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theatre
Feb. 27th - Holland, MI - Dimnent Memorial Chapel
Feb. 28th - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe
Mar. 1st - Knoxville, TN - The Square Room
See you soon!
Keep it simple,
New Album & Spring TourTweet
Ever since moving to Nashville four years ago I have been touring / opening shows as "the acoustic opener"... stripped down... solo style... simple. Almost every night after loading the trailer I would climb in to my seat in the van and open up "the twitter" (as my mom calls it) to see what the fans had to say about the show. Without fail, almost every night I would get the same request... "DUDE! I bought your record at the show and its SUUUPER SWEEEEET but when are you gonna make an acoustic record?" (That must have been after a California show) This is my way of saying THANK YOU, I HEAR YOU, I LOVE YOU and THANK YOU SO MUCH for supporting me over the years! Ask and you shall receive :-)
'Simple' - releasing January 21 - is an acoustic recording of most of the album 'Won't Let Go' plus my cover of Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" (If you never saw the video, check it out HERE)
WHY AM I SO EXCITED AND SCREAMING RIGHT NOW?!!?? Because I'm also heading out on my FIRST headlining tour and I can't wait to see all of your beautiful faces! Oh, and I'm bringing my friends of Judah & the Lion out to open the shows. You guys are going to LOVE them! See you soon! SORRY FOR SCREAMING AT YOU!!!! BUT I CANT HELP IT BECAUSE IM SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Zzzzzzzzzzzz
Check out the TOUR page for dates and ticket links.
See you soon!
Keep it simple,
So thankful for all of the Sober Anniversary "love" you guys sent me on Tuesday. I was truly blown away! I was reminded while reading the comments that this is a one day at a time battle. And even when I get to my 27th sober birthday it will still be a one day at a time battle.
I wanted to share a couple of the comments you posted in hopes that those of you who are struggling with addiction might be encouraged - they definitely encouraged me. We are all in this together!
"I have no clue who you are but who cares!! I have seen people very close to me struggling with addiction-- I just wanted to say WAY TO GO!!! Keep it up! It is worth it even to just see & smell & taste & feel & think normally. Wrap your mind around what your sobriety has done for those you love & your quality of life!! Love seeing this!! So amazing." -Mishel Jeffcoat
"6 years & still proud & excited, how wonderful! Remember this when you struggle- all that you would destroy. It has been 10 years for me & I am still amazed at how good life can be & how much more lovable I am; to myself. May your life hold many more wonderful things for you as you go forth- straight, sober & sane XXOO." -Mary Margaret Prescott
"I am SO proud of you Andrew! I have been there as well and there are times I can only take it a moment at a time. Those "moments" have accumulated to 27 years! Some days are easier than others! Live by example, share your strength, hope and experience with others and always take it one day at a time! Here's to another year clean my friend! Massive Love and Hugs!" -Cathi Schwegmann Groomes
And here's a great quote:
"Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it." -C. JoyBell
New Music! Spring Tour!Tweet
Ok, I have a ton of stuff going on that I'd like to tell you about, fill you in on, get you up to speed with & make you aware of.
1: I'm SUPER thankful for each and every one of you who have supported me over the years. You've allowed me to continue to make music and call this dream of mine a "job". I'm SOOO grateful!
2: I made a video for 'Silent Night' from my 'Light Of Mine' Christmas EP. I had an idea to set up my living room as a winter wonderland and DESTROY it in reverse slow motion while singing the song completely unfazed by the chaotic mess that was taking place around me. You can grab the EP at iTunes or on my Store
3: I have been touring over the past few years with my guitar and a piano which has been how a lot of you were introduced to my music. I've decided to make a record the way you guys have always heard me play... stripped down / acoustic style & I'm calling it 'SIMPLE'. This will consist of 10 songs from the 'Wont Let Go' record and also the cover I did of 'Mirrors', the Justin Timberlake song. As of right now the plan is to release the Simple record at the beginning of the year... As soon as I have more info, I'll let you know.
4: The SIMPLE Tour... Yup, you guessed it. Ill be headlining my own tour for the first time ever in Feb / March 2014! Ill be playing tunes from my NEW Simple record as well as 'Won't Let Go', 'She Remains The Same' & 'Fifty Miles To Chicago'. Also, I'm excited to announce that my good friends 'Judah & The Lion' will be joining me on the road. These guys make fantabulous music and they have great hearts. I love them and I'm sure you will too!
Check out the TOUR PAGE for show info.
5: SET LIST... I'd love your help in choosing songs to play on the Simple Tour. I've been working on the set list but I want to be sure I'm playing the tunes that y'all really want to hear. If you've got an opinion this is your chance to be heard!
Email AndrewRippTeam@yahoo.com with the subject 'Set List' with your thoughts / suggestions / bank account information :-) Just kidding but seriously, lemme know!
Much love & see you SOON!!!