Dear Theo

my world in words

Empty City Nights, available now

Hey Dreamers, In 2010, Sharlynn and I had decided to trade the road for an empty notebook, hoping to feel the world again in the only way we know how.  Before long, we had filled the notebook up with memories, and thoughts, and songs.  We’d spent years crisscrossing the country, touring as a duo, so [...]

Empty City Nights

This is a letter I just sent to fans of far beyond frail, announcing the release date of our new album, Empty City Nights: I love this time of year.  I love when the weather gets warmer, and the days get longer, and the winter feels like it’s fading away.  I spent yesterday wandering around [...]

My songwriting process

When I was 17 years old I got my first guitar, learned a handful of chords, and immediately wrote my first song (this explains why I’m such a mediocre guitar player – I’ve never stopped writing songs long enough to learn anything new). Since then, I’ve written hundreds and hundreds (and hundreds?) of songs.  I [...]

Empty City Nights

I just rewrote most of the lyric, but this a song that Sharlynn and I wrote with a good friend of ours from Martha’s Vineyard named Joe McGill (great, great songwriter).  Kansas City is really strange at night – seemingly empty, even though you know that there are thousands of people in the windows above [...]


For those of you who are interested in keeping up with my band, far beyond frail, here’s our most recent newsletter: Hey Dreamers, September snuck up on me more than usual this year.  There’s something about summer that feels eternal, and it can be jarring when you suddenly realize that it isn’t.  It’s kind of like youth [...]

Falling Out of Love

At that very moment I fell in love with everything that goes into placing music in the hands of people to experience it — booking shows, promoting them, contacting press, marketing yourself, and on and on. After 7 years and thousands of hours devoted to those very tasks, I’m starting to wonder if I’m falling out of love it.

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    My name is David Cecil. I write songs. I play in band called far beyond frail. I own a creative agency called Johnny Lightning Strikes Again. This is my blog.
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