Rockwood Stage 2 // Potential New Album // UMF

Some exciting news:

Well, after a few years of playing the intimately joyful stage 1 of Rockwood Music Hall, we will be making our way on toStage 2… a slightly bigger space with enough room for us all on stage. Marques is excited. If you’re in the NYC area it’d be mighty great to see you there!11696585_10100423094721789_4688921403121968400_o

Rockwood Music Hall

Stage 2

Monday August 10th



Also in the works:

Album #2! Title and song listing still in the works but we’ll be trying out the new material at Rockwood. The goal is to release it in the early spring of ’16, along side a new slew of music videos and perhaps a “Trace MaKenzie” resurrection.


10696167_10102638343789946_7212472556859356300_nI had the recent pleasure of playing guitar alongside my good friend Zach Scot’s band Cartesian Theater at New Castle, Virginia’s most spectacular hidden gem, The Untitled Music Festival. It’s a home-grown music festival hosted by an incredible family who shared their property with hundreds of good hearted strangers. My hope is to bring the Beset Intentions along next year and play and have you guys camp alongside us.  

Need something new to listen to? I’ve got plenty of recommendations!

Here are four inspiring friends of mine who’s music has been rolling through my blood as of late. These are great writers/musicians/humanatrainas and I’m lucky to say that I know them.

If you’re in the market for intuitive and interesting new music, take your time and explore each of these artists thoroughly:

Arooj Aftab




Grace McLean







Cartesian Theater

The 1st Annual “Happy THIS Year” Festival:

It is unclear who is aware, but it is time everyone knows. December 30th is a lonely day. 

For hundreds of thousands of years 30th, the innocent, has been cold-shouldered by it’s showboat brother, 31st.

People all across the land stop what they’re doing when 31st approaches. They gawk and snap photos with the celebrity. They dash about the world trying to get close to 31st lustfully anticipating the future, leaving 30th companionless and un-cherished. 

It is time to stop the bullying. A change must come.

December 30th, henceforth, shall be know as ‘Happy THIS Year‘ day. The day that celebrates a year that is currently breathing. A year that has been, and is being, lived.

On ‘Happy THIS Year‘ day we rejoice together. We rock and roll together. We find entertainment in live music and spoken word. We dance and giggle, drink and adore. Together. 

Monday December 30th we will do just that. 


+Freddy Hall & the Best Intentions (yours truly) 

+David Gordon & the Dealbreakers (from Flashdance The Musical playing at the Kennedy Center)

+Cartesian Theater (Sometimes from Richmond and Lorton Station most other times)

+Ready Nebraska [Resurrected] (from 2003)

… and many more guest performers to be announced whenever and however. 

The beloved galaxy hut

Monday, December 30th 
9pm Sharp

Unfortunately The Galaxy Hut runs a 21+ operation, so no kiddies are allowed to party. 

Do your civil duty and provide December 30th with the love it needs.