Concert this Saturday – Oct 25th


Playing at Proximity Cafe this Saturday night 8pm-10pm. This cafe is not like others. It’s spacious. There is an amazing sound system. The drinks are great. There’s good art. There’s more than I’m going to mention. It’s a new jewel in Pottstown. The town’s needed something this good for a very long time. With all that said, Anna and I get the privilege of getting play there this Saturday!

We have close to 2 hours of songs. There are many many new ones, which you’ve never heard before. It’s been a really good time of writing this year for sure! So please come out — it’s free — and we’re going to have a great time together!

Proximity Cafe – 1450 E. High St., Pottstown, PA

Recent Bands I Recorded n’ Mixed

Hi!

A few months back, I finished up three recording projects, two of which you can find out on the internets now.  These be New Shields, Coahoma Soul, and Down by the Glenside.  Let me share some info about each, and embed some links for you to follow!

Give them a listen and buy their stuff!  Keep credible local music alive — they’re working hard to bring you good stuff, so help keep it possible!

New ShieldsCome Back Set Back” EP – We recorded drums at a great place in Philly called Drowning Fish Studio, then recorded and mixed everything else at my place, Viking Camel Studio.  I severely enjoy working with these guys because they’re great to hang around, they have great ideas, easy to work with, and can write non-trivial songs.

Coahoma Soul Oklahoma” Single – These guys were a ball of energy and we laughed a lot.  There was a lot of dancing when recording this.  The piano part is just smooth and amazing for how young that fellow is pulling it off.   Seeing them live is just great, since they swap who’s playing or singing constantly.  Great in studio and in concert.  Mega talented.

Down by the Glenside – None of them are Irish, but if you close your eyes you’d be fooled.  Lots of great traditional tunes.  Sadly, I have no link to give ya.

New Shields – Recording These Guys

I record bands. Sometimes I wear a cape and act as if I’m also a producer. I mix too, and believe me, that’s not mastering.

So anyway, these guys, New Shields, we have a great time together. I get to bend the english language with them in its usage, and then we put together some really enjoyable recordings. In my ever present quest to get noticed or feel cool about myself, I’d like to show off this lovely video of some of our recent guitar tracking sessions. It was like mad scientist days. I burnt out a little tube amp. I have no idea where to get the tubes for it either.

Watch n’ see:

A Long Time Coming – Silhouette Song “The Rock and the Sand”

A write-up of this is a long time coming too.

My friends in Sihouette Song have released an album entitled “The Rock and the Sand“!  It’s a little extra special for me because I was given the opportunity to produce the entire effort.  It took a few years to complete and we had the challenge of being about 2 hours apart and balancing this between day jobs and other nonsense.  We met up every few months on a weekend and they’d have a new song to lay down basic tracks for.  Brandy always had her lyrics and melodies down.  Justin always had an army of banjo and guitar parts to pick through.  It was great because every take was usually perfect.   Then largely I was given the freedom to hire many of the musicians in and also come up with my own instrumentation parts.  I got to play on almost every song in some capacity too …and do a lot of organ!

My personal favorite songs are:  First October, Carousel, Pain, Nothing More, Praise

Find it on:   iTunes, BandcampSpotify, …elsewhere ;)

p.s.  ”Praise”  reminds me so much of  ”Perelandra” from C.S. Lewis’ Space Triology .

Evergreens (Instrumental Version)

Hi! I just released an instrumental version of my Christmas album Evergreens. Player and links to purchase below. Please consider purchasing a copy or a few tracks! …completely independently funded and produced (outta my pocket and my skills)…never asked anyone for a dime.

New Lyrics Section!

Hi!  I added a Lyrics section.  See the beautiful menu above, click, love.  This will continue to grow.  I did a quick copy paste of some more recent wordings I had in immediate reach.  So that means I might be saying there’s more to come.  :)

Two Concerts: Feb 15th, Mar 1st!

Friday, February 15, 2013 – 7pm to 9:30pm
@ The State Theatre Boyertown, Boyertown, PA
with Rivers Monroe, and Miles Til Dawn!
Snazzy and historic Theatre.  Amazing Pepsi fountain!
Tickets: $10 in advance (contact me!), $15 at the door.

Friday, March 1, 2013 – 7pm-9pm
@ The Courtyard Cafe on Main, Denver, PA
Sharing the evening with Everything Dear!
We’ll probably trade the stage every other song. ;)