Smaug

I See Fire

I knew the moment I heard Victoria singing “I See Fire” in the shower that we were going to be doing our own version of this song. When we first heard Ed Sheeran’s amazing song at the end of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”, both of us thought “that’s too contemporary for Tolkien”. But we’ve watched the movie three or four times now. And each time we do, we can’t imagine any other song playing over the end credit.

Squirrel Couple

The Windhaven Wedding

Well, Victoria and Wicasta were already joined at the hip, but have decided to make their love official by getting married! The ceremony will happen today,  Friday, on October 18th, 2013 on the beach in the historic Pass-A-Grille district in St. Pete Beach, Florida. There were no invitations to speak of. The ceremony will be […]

When The Rains Fall

The Album That Almost Was

It’s always a bit of a surprise when a project meets an unexpected end. We’ve been dragging our feet about our efforts to re-mix and re-master selected tracks from our 2011 release, When The Winds Blow, to use as a part of a new release titled When The Rains Fall. The project sort of died […]

Desolate Lightning

Thanks For Sticking With Us

We’ve had a long, strange road with Windhaven. The band was formed out of the debris of a failed band. Which, of course, is never a good beginning. For the first year or so it seemed like every time we figured out who we wanted to be, we couldn’t resist the urge to change everything. […]

Old Blue On The Operating Table

And So We Begin Again… Again…

You never know when things are going to change. While working on a fridge the other day (that’s another story altogether), we returned to the studio to find the dreaded Blue Screen of Death on the monitor of our dear recording computer, Old Blue. Upon re-starting the computer, we found ourselves reading the one thing […]

When The Winds Blow

When The Winds Blow – Now Out Of Print

Windhaven’s first album, When The Winds Blow, has been scheduled for removal from all digital distribution chains (meaning iTunes, Amazon.com, Spotify, etc). Honestly, as much as we loved recording those songs and as much as the album will always hold a special place in our hearts, we were never happy with the way the album […]

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Song of the Lonely Mountain

We’re pondering adding a cover of this tune, “Song of the Lonely Mountain” (as performed by Neil Finn) to our set list, from “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”. We love this song, and think it’d be nice to have a little Tolkien in our show. Who doesn’t love “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of The […]

Amanda Palmer

The Art of Asking

Musicians are hamstrung by the basic assumption that the way to make a living as an artist is to build a fan base, then get a record contract, have your hits and then make a victory lap through the Grammy Awards for official confirmation of your validity and importance in popular culture. It’s an obsessive […]