How To Get Over A Break Up | Practical Actions That Work.

How To Get Over A Break Up | Practical Actions That Work.

The backstory to my song “Dawn Of A New Day”, now streaming on Spotify, is all about getting over a break up. Getting over divorce, actually. It’s true that time heals all wounds. That may sound trite. But it’s true. With that said, there are actions you can take right now to get you moving…
How To Get Out Of Your Own Way

How To Get Out Of Your Own Way

Truly life blasts into an entirely new dimension when we identify and exterminate the things that are holding us back.   In this episode of The Backstory: My Life In A Lyric, I offer three tips on how to break down the barriers between you and your greatest successes.
Healing Sexual Shame & Building Self-Esteem

Healing Sexual Shame & Building Self-Esteem

There’s a song called Summer Rain on my new album Liberated.  It’s an easy, feel-good song about having intimacy with someone that you’re falling in love with for the very first time.  For me, it was a very important song to write as I have a history of sexual shame.  A lot of us do. …
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INFATUATION AND REAL LOVE

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INFATUATION AND REAL LOVE

My song Best Day Ever appears to be just another happy, hooky song about falling in love. But the backstory is that it was inspired by my infatuation with someone I had no business being with. In hindsight, I wish I would have known the difference between infatuation and real love. I’ve come up with…
GAG REEL – Levi Kreis & Ty Herndon On-Set

GAG REEL – Levi Kreis & Ty Herndon On-Set

As deep as our one hour interview special became, I don’t think either Ty nor myself are capable of taking anything too seriously.  Check out all the silliness, the singing, and my OCD getting the better of me.
Defining The Inner Circle: Patreon

Defining The Inner Circle: Patreon

I meet more and more singer-songwriters who went to college for a degree in audio and video production.  It’s common knowledge now – to a social media audience, a young artist’s ability to create engaging video content is arguably more important than the actual music.  Quincy Jones recently gave a staggeringly truthful article about the…
There’s A Fire In You

There’s A Fire In You

There’s a fire in you that no past can put out. For those of you who reside in the north, or those of you who share my northern European heritage, this is a sacred time of year.  The dark, icy tendrils of winter still grip the land, but we anticipate it’s harshness coming to an…
Support Local

Support Local

Now that my home base is my home town, I’ve been seeking to invest in local resources.  Local photographers, local musicians, videographers, and artists.  I gotta introduce you to this sweetheart.  This is Rachel Love.  She responded to an add I placed looking for a local photographer.  We hit it off instantly.  We had an…
From The Road: January Update

From The Road: January Update

It was great seeing you guys on the West Coast this month.  Seeing ya’ll face to face always reminds me of why I do what I do.  January kept me on the run.  New York auditions, two private appearances, two shows in Palm Springs, writing and rehearsing a new show for this season at Puerto…
Broadway At The Keys Tour: Broadway World Review

Broadway At The Keys Tour: Broadway World Review

A small town Tennessee Southern Baptist sissy Levi Kreis has taken LA, New York and the world by storm within this millenium. When he performs not only gays flock to see him. He has many, many straight fans as well. Why? Because this phenomenon is one enormous talent who, as my mom used to say,…
What Is Spiritual Health?

What Is Spiritual Health?

My grandfather was the most consistent man I know.  He did his daily exercise until he was bedridden.  He said his daily prayers until his failing lungs couldn’t speak.  Even as his body gave up, he still refused to give power to illness.  His mantra was “healthy body, healthy mind, healthy spirit” and he lived…
How To Deal With An Alcoholic

How To Deal With An Alcoholic

We called grandmother the morning of July 5th.  Here in the country, we celebrate Independence Day by making our own fireworks show out in the fields.  We knew it had been a loud night for her.  Me:  Grandmother, how did you sleep last night?  Grandmother: Well, not at all!  The kids were throwin’ Roman Catholics…
Back to B’way, Film Release, Music Update

Back to B’way, Film Release, Music Update

Tracking for Levi’s November 2017 album release finally wrapped last Friday, March 3rd in Chicago.  This means that all of the instrumental and vocal performances have been recorded and we are ready for the mixing portion of the process.  For those of you learning as we go, the mixing process is like having all the…
Loving Your Skin

Loving Your Skin

I have vitiligo.  Like many of you who also have a variance in your appearance, I too have spent too many hours trying to hide my body from view.  But if we were to compare today’s attitudes about the body to the norms of the Victorian age, we’re actually not as far from fearlessness as…
Where Your Liberal Education Failed

Where Your Liberal Education Failed

The following is an assignment for my third year writing cIass.  I thought it was also an important conversation for my “Imagine Paradise” readers.  We are daily arguing with ourselves for a reason to follow hard after a deeper communion with the divine.  Here we talk about why this desire is actually a key characteristic of…
Things to Do: Puerto Vallarta Music Scene

Things to Do: Puerto Vallarta Music Scene

Levi Kreis interview by Evan Warner, Vision 9 Records There are a ton of things to do in Puerto Vallarta. Tours and activities, ziplining, outdoor adventures, dinner cruises, or just a daily routine of beach bumming and great mexican food. But more and more, people are discovering the steady rise of quality musical entertainment available on their…