rebelking Good for my sons entertainment but terrible for trying to record. Sometimes you've got to just roll with it and be flexible in your day and creative process. Today this means I might have a late night working on songs. Hope y'all have a beautiful day. #construction #eastlake 2d
  •   kendrum1 ...or Industrial EP you've secretly wished you could record. 2d
  •   rebelking @kendrum1 yep, I guess it's time to go industrial. 2d
  •   slomotionice Found sound recording. 2d
  •   kendrum1 Channel your inner Nitzer Ebb. 1d

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rebelking Dilated pupils! I have no idea iff I am typing correctly or what this photo looks like. #vscocam #eyes #sunglasses #kingsropes 2d

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rebelking "It Was You" was the first song I wrote for Rabbit Runs A Destiny. I was assisting photographer @jasonwallis And had taken a photo after the April 17, 2011 tornados of a destroyed home. There was debris everywhere and in the middle of it a red leather chair and spray painted on the wall was 'God Bless This Mess'. I decided to write an album inspired by the photo and wrote It Was You as if my wife and I had lived in this home, raised our children, sitting with them in the chair. This was before we thought we could have a child. Director @dillonmhayes had the idea for the video without knowing the full history of the song and it all clicked. Read more at Popmatters, link is in my profile. Thank you Dillon and @commvess for all the support. 3d
  •   tomtom7974 It's an Amazing song and Album....I listen to it frequently...thank you. 3d
  •   thisbenflanagan Great video! 3d
  •   abrahamrowe It was awesome! 3d
  •   kimsky81 Beautiful song, beautiful video, and a beautiful family! It couldn't be anymore perfect! 3d

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rebelking Sometimes songs begin or are written completely while my son tries to change the guitar tuning. I have to write when ever I can and I try to grab the songs before they leave. I've started writing a new batch of songs on the @dangelico_guitars EX-63 and my son Tennessee Wolf loves this guitar just like me. Lately he just wants to jump on guitars, but he seriously has just been trying to strum and pick on the strings of the 63 except when he's tuning it. #dangelico #ruggedandfancyfamily #dangelicoguitars #guitar 4d

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rebelking Tonight I'm playing an acoustic show at Desert Island Supply Company in Woodlawn, Alabama. 1st ave north and 55th street. I'm opening for @c_p_stelling and the show is at 8pm. Come vibe out with us tonight. #desertislandsupplyco #instagrambham #musicbham 7d
  •   bobferguson I saw CPS propose to his girlfriend onstage at Newport Folk last month. He's so good. Sweet bill! 7d
  •   rebelking @bobferguson yeah I saw that. Man my proposal to my wife was weak. I tell you that story sometime when we finally get to hang in person. 7d
  •   bobferguson Haha same here, but I tried! Also, he's on our Summer album this year, so you guys have that in common. Break a leg! 7d

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rebelking Our loyal dog Pagoda. When our son was born we had three dogs, eighteen months later we are back to just one. Pagoda. He is the most loving dog I've had, next to my dog Blue who we never found after he went missing. #ruggedandfancyfamily #dogs #dogsofinstagram #nationaldogday 1w
  •   bikeskirt I remember Pagoda as a sweet pup on 30th Street! #memories 1w
  •   isbellemel Yep. When Nova was born we had 3 and we are down to 1 as well. Kids change things. 1w
  •   lightdarkroom I'm sorry y'all never found Blue. But Pagoda is such a good spirit! 1w
  •   monicagcarmichael Aww. Our kids have loved 3 pets their whole lives, and we too are down to one, who no doubt feels super special. I remember fondly sitting sweet Pagoda. 1w

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rebelking So most of y'all know I have been slowly working on a new studio album. It's moving slower than I'd like, not that it is necessarily a bad thing to be moving slow, but it is my nature and fear that I do not record enough songs. My way of dealing with this is to of course decide to write a completely different acoustic album to release while also recording the studio album. Many acoustic guitars have passed through my hands over the years, and I'm really excited to be writing and recording with this beautiful @dangelico_guitars EX-63 archtop. Some guitars you just pick up and there's a connection there and you just start writing. #VSCOcam #ruggedandfancyfamily #rebelking #dangelicoguitars #dangelico #daddarioandco #guitars 1w
  •   theautumnroses It looks beautiful. 1w
  •   joshtopher13 Ok just so we're clear.. You just announced a full acoustic album in addition to another full band studio album, correct??? 1w
  •   rebelking @joshtopher13 yes and I expect you to hold me accountable. 1w
  •   rebelking @theautumnroses it sounds beautiful. Totally different than what I've been playing and I'm hoping it brings out lots of new songs. I can't wait to mic it up see how she tracks. 1w
  •   joshtopher13 @rebelking well I'll be pre-ordering whatever the hell you choose to sell 1w

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rebelking If Saturday ain't for Donald Duckin on a fire truck then I don't know what Saturday is for. #ruggedandfancyfamily #VSCOcam #childhoodunplugged #tennesseewolfjohnston 2w

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rebelking Just your average Friday night being serenaded by the greatest baker in all the land @losharpgavin Thanks for being awesome and making @ruggedandfancy such a magnificent birthday cake. #boogienights 2w

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rebelking HAPPY BIRTHDAY! To my wife, my best friend, my confidant, my lover, mother of my son, stepmother of my daughter, and all around creative bad ass. We met 14 years ago and have been on a wild journey ever since then. It has not always been easy, she should have kicked me to the curb a few times and me her. But through all of our faults and short comings we continue to fight for our marriage and show each other mercy and forgiveness and love. A task which is not suitable for the faint of heart. Magoo darling thank you for believing in me, encouraging me, being an awesome mother and provider for our family. Tennessee and I love you from the bottom of our souls to the heavens and beyond. #ruggedandfancyfamily #magoojohnston #VSCOcam #collardgreens #chocolatecake 2w

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rebelking My son carries this old ukulele around the house constantly and is starting to sing songs. It is flooring me. So much is happening so fast that if I look at my phone for even a second I feel like a missed a chance to listen to him and communicate with him about whatever he is wondering about. He does not like it when people are on their phones. It makes me want to do away with this device. He is so compassionate and creative. I hope and pray I encourage this for his entire life, and that I always listen to him. He set this ukulele here and ran out of the kitchen singing. I love you son. Thank you for a beautiful day and for reminding me about what is important. #VSCOcam #tennesseewolfjohnston #ruggedandfancyfamily #childhoodunplugged #rocknrolldadlife 2w

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rebelking Some things you can not teach, you either got it or you don't. This boy has got it and he gets it. #chillin #childhoodunplugged #ruggedandfancyfamily #tennesseewolfjohnston #VSCOcam 2w

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rebelking I have coffee, he has water, cereal and an Are You My Mother book. I need more coffee for our morning adventure of finding dad new headphones for recording. #VSCOcam #rocknrolldadlife #ruggedandfancyfamily #collardgreens #childhoodunplugged #books 3w

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rebelking My son rules the yard. Grateful for such a fearless boy. He would be barefoot naked all day if we let him. He keeps me focused and has a heart of gold even at this very young age. 3w

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rebelking Sending momma out for the evening without us. I wish I was going with her cause she looks damn fine and I need a date night with my woman. Love you @ruggedandfancy and am very grateful for how hard you have been working for our family and taking care of me and bro bro. #VSCOcam #ruggedandfancyfamily #kingsropes #family 3w

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rebelking In a galaxy far far away a long long time ago. #fbf #ruggedandfancyfamily #collardgreens 3w

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rebelking Okay who the hell left Bobby Brady's Hawaiian tiki voodoo doll thing on my mantle? Luckily I've got Palo Santo to counter the affects of the tiki doll. #VSCOcam #ruggedandfancyfamily #collardgreens #thebradybunch #palosanto 3w

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rebelking Hummus maniac and big truck fan. #ruggedandfancyfamily #childhoodunplugged 3w

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rebelking I brought my @dangelico_guitars down to Highland Music in Birmingham to play through a 65 Fender Princeton Reverb. I'm loving this guitar through so many different amps. Such much diversity from one guitar. Now I want a dang Princeton Reverb. What is your favorite amp right now? #dangelicoguitars #guitars #highlandmusic 3w

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