Pre-Orders Available for New Self Titled EP: A Note Two Self

Over the last year I’ve been working hard at increasing shows, lessons, work, and fundraising in multiple different ways just to save enough to lay down a brand new record coming late March – early April. I started writing one song a day some good, some not so great (or complete rather) and came up with quite a few tracks that I believe are the start of something that defines where I have wanted to take the direction of my music. It hasn’t all been easy working toward getting to where I am, but I can confidently say I’m excited about what 2018 will bring for A Note Two Self.

I got back together with Burd Boonyoo, the former other half of A Note Two Self and have been jamming every now and again to sort what the sound might be. I sat in my basement writing, recording, and brainstorming through The Basement Sessions where I have laid down acoustic demos of what is to come. I’ve played multiple shows along the east coast and around Washington D.C. in order to raise funds in addition to tutoring in music, teaching guitar, walking dogs, and even scorekeeping in addition to my day job to make this happen. Needless to say, I’ve been working my ass off, and regardless of if this project is fully funded, there will be a release.

Starting February 5th Burd and I will begin recording at Blue Anthem Studios and hope to complete all tracks by early March.

The tracks that will be on this new EP self titled A Note Two Self will be,

  1. Ubuntu
  2. When You Sing
  3. Wisconsin Fair
  4. 1000 Days
  5. Make Believe

I’ve released these tracks to The Morning Circle through the past month or so and am now making them available through the links only here in this post.

The packages are going to include many different options such as, a digital download before it hits iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, etc… physical copies of the EP, merch packages with limited edition artwork specific to this campaign, Warped packages that include merch and tickets to the Warped Tour nearest your city to hear the EP live at Warped Tour, and many more things! If you’re interested go to the GoFundMe and check out the denominations for what package you’d like. If you’d like to just throw in a donation with no reward just leave it anonymously.

I’m really stoked about this new release! Thanks again everyone!






New October Single Now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, and at Papa Johns…

Okay so maybe not Papa Johns… but I really want pizza and it was random.

Everything else is accurate however. You can check the song at SoundCloud below or peep it on iTunes or anywhere else. Just look up “A Note Two Self- About You”

The Morning Circle

Hey all,

I’ll be releasing new music within the next year and refining a lot until the next EP release. In the meantime I will be writing a new song everyday in November. They may not be 100% perfect from the start and they may change as I get full renditions up, but I will be sharing those tracks every Wednesday starting November 1st via Soundcloud in private links to only those subscribed to the mailing list for The Morning Circle.

So if you’re interested in hearing the latest tracks very acoustic and very raw as they’re built click on The Morning Circle either here or in the menu above and sign up for the mailing list!

New Music Monday: Wagon Wheel- Old Crowe Medicine Show Feat. Allie Sealey

When I was in LA I got to work with many different musicians and do some fantastic covers with the likes of McCoy Mason and Allie Sealey. This is from our stay in Hollywood covering the now classic song Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine show. Swing by, give it a Like and leave a pun in the comments if you feel so inclined! We’ll be voting on the best puns and giving away a prize pack at the end of the month to the best ones!

Ed Sheeran Giveaway!

We’ve partnered with local attorney Mary Nerino to offer you a chance to win two free tickets to see Ed Sheeran live in concert on Tuesday, September 19th (a $400 value). Enjoy a summer night out with a friend and experience a stellar performance by 2012’s Best British Male Solo Artist, Ed Sheeran at the Verizon Center.

Click here to enter to win tickets now and also learn how you can win a bonus $100 Jose Andres gift card to grab dinner at an award-winning DC restaurant before the concert.ed-sheeran-wembley-lirik-lagu-terbaru-2017

April Through Osmosis

Finally went through and compiled a list of many of the songs you all have been requesting me to learn. I’m posting the Youtube Playlist I made in order to learn these tracks if you want to listen along. This list was made by you all so I hope you dig it! The songs are listed below.

  1. Sunny Came Home- Shawn Colvin
  2. Brick- Ben Folds Five
  3. Truly Madly Deeply- Savage Garden
  4. You Get What You Give- New Radicals
  5. Shock the Monkey- Peter Gabriel
  6. Red Rain- Peter Gabriel
  7. Nature Boy- Nat King Cole
  8. Ben- Michael Jackson
  9. The Bad Touch- Bloodhound Gang
  10. Snuff- Slipknot
  11. Taciturn- Stone Sour
  12. I Got Love- King Blues
  13. Aloha Ke Akua- Nahko Bear
  14. Counting Blue Cars- Dishwalla
  15. Georgia- Hanson
  16. Find You (Acoustic)- Zedd
  17. Black as Night- Nahko Bear
  18. Shadow Boxer- Fiona Apple
  19. Sampson- Regina Spektor
  20. I Sat By the Ocean- Queens of the Stone Age
  21. What Do I Know- Ed Sheeran

Good luck Phil and Hannah!

So we went on a small few week hiatus recently and spent some time traveling down to South Carolina and Georgia for a close friend of the band’s Phil Helm. I was the best man at his wedding and traveled down to celebrate the not so newfound love of the newly weds and spend some time with one of the main men that pushed for the band from the beginning.

After the ceremony preceding the reception.

Phil even wore the old “Are You Make Believe” tee he designed back in The Offset days underneath his suit during the wedding! It did me good to know that while we were in a full catholic mass (in latin!) Phil was wearing that glow in the dark tee the whole time!


Either way I was proud to be involved in the wedding of one of my closest friends and look forward to the many years he and his lovely new bride Hannah plan on spending together. Thanks again for having us down! It won’t be the last time! We get regeared up starting next week!

Phil and Hannah

Mike Richards