Rainy Day (New Song Demo)

I want to live in the middle of nowhere

Never change the clocks

Stay up until the early morning

Doing whatever I want

Wake up when the sun goes down

Climb out on to the roof

Tell the night I invented the sky

Just to give to you

But you didn’t want it

So you handed it back

Wasn’t part of the master plan

If you could fold it up

Maybe put it away

Take it out on a rainy day

But the stars don’t wait for no one

And I’m not running out of time

You didn’t stop the world from spinning

You were barely mine

I can see all the parallels

Dimensions, space and time

The far reaching ripple effect

Of you walking out of my life

But I couldn’t do it

So I handed it back

Wasn’t something you could understand

If I could hold on

Maybe make you stay

But I’m not gonna be your rainy day

I couldn’t do it

So I handed it back

Wasn’t part of the master plan

If you could fold it up

Maybe put it away 

Take it out on a rainy day


The Quarry Demo

TMaking this one public so you get an idea of what we are doing over on Patreon.

What is Patreon?

It’s a subscription service where you pay a low monthly installment for exclusive content. It is a way to  directly fuel creativity because it contributes regularly to the creative process.  It is something I have dreamed of before it existed, because the traditional album cycle (Write An Album, Record It, Release It, Sell Copies for $10, Tour It, Do Nothing Until You Can Rinse and Repeat All That) never really made sense to me. I’m ALWAYS writing. I’m always doing something. Rather than release one thing every two years, I can release things as I write them, involving those who wish to be included in the creative process and behind the scenes stuff.

What do you get when you pay $1 a month? Exclusive demos of songs before they show up on new albums. Unreleased demos dating as far back as 2002. How about $5 a month? Videos of me rehearsing for a tour, cover videos of songs I’m learning/enjoying, studio footage, photos and random stuff I find on old hard drives. How about $10 a month? You get everything. Instructional videos, diary entries, stream of consciousness writing (what I do before I edit an idea in to a rough draft before it becomes a song) and entires from my biography as I write them. 

What do I get when you contribute? Everything. It inspires me to be more creative, writing more songs and putting out more albums. It makes me thankful for every day. It makes me work harder and gets me to hone in my focus. It makes me realize what is really important about this life that we are given. And, it pays for shipping vinyl overseas when I totally mess up on how much it is going to cost. It pays for my monthly ProTools subscription, time in the studio, guitar strings, pens and paper. It pays for guitar and amp repairs. It is a HUGE help.

Thank you those of you that are here, still here. As always, let me know what you’d like to see more of. I hope you can stay here forever with me. It is such a huge help. And such a cool thing. So much gets lost in the world of social media. We start to feel alone even though we are more connected than we have ever been. This safe place is away from all the noise, a place where we have a direct line to one another. Thank you so much for being here. Without you I’d just be screaming at the walls…more haha.


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Tickets, Get Your Tickets

Saturday, September 21st – Campus 805 (A/V Room) – Huntsville, AL

Wednesday, September 25th – The Dakota Tavern – Toronto, ON https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/billy-pettinger-and-chris-barnes-tickets-63914129883?aff=efbeventti%EF%BF%BCx

Thursday, September 26th – The Rosewood Room – London, ON https://www1.ticketmaster.ca/event/100056B6C63E36B9

Friday, September 27th – Private Event

Saturday , September 28th – Roots North Music Festival – Orillia, ON https://orilliayouthcentre.ticketleap.com/

UK and Canada Dates

Hello. Have you heard the new album? 

Did you get your copy?

Will I see you at any of the upcoming shows?

Sunday, July 7th: Bristol – Exchange – Tickets Here

Monday, July 8th: London – Thousand Islands – Tickets Here

Tuesday, July 9th: Leeds – Lending Room – Tickets Here

Wednesday, July 10th: Huddersfield – The Parish – Tickets Here

Saturday, July 13th: Cheltenham – 2000 Trees Festival – Tickets Here

Thursday, September 26th: the Rosewood Room – London, Ontario – Tickets Here

Saturday, September 28th: Roots North Festival at the Fern Resort – Orillia, Ontario – Tickets Here