Yes. Black Lives Matter. Period. If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music. ~ Keith Richards, The Greatest Rock Star of All Time* I watched the Robert Johnson documentary the other day on Netflix. Devil at the … Continue reading Tuesday Tune-Up: Chances are You Owe Your Favorite Songs to Black Musicians.
I've Got Twelve Songs Selected for My First Solo Album, and Tracking Has Begun!So, I've been playing guitar since I was fifteen. I started playing gigs at a couple of weeks prior to seventeen. That makes this my twenty-fifth year playing music out in bands. It also represents the twenty-fifth year since I released my … Continue reading Tuesday Tune-Up: Tracking the New Album
My Guitar Rig (Guitar Geeks Only) I've got a new (to me) guitar setup, and I'd love to share it with you guitar geeks out there. We'll go through the guitars, pedalboard, and amps. But first... Why Change Your Rig? If you've been following this blog, you know that last year, 2019, was one of … Continue reading Tuesday Tune-Up: Guitar Porn
My Version of a Blues Classic, and the Story to Go With It. Rather than write, tonight, I think I'll just sing you a story instead. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdJrDD8QL7c Sometimes we're all "that guy." Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, boys and girls. 🙂
In which I spend way too many words trying to describe this surreal process I'm going through recording an album with David Lowery.
I Have to Keep This One Short It's not Tuesday anymore, technically. I just finished writing the second of my Space Porn articles for tomorrow, and it's about 1:00 am. Tomorrow Later this morning, I'll finish my training for the new job (which is going to be fantastic, by the way—see yesterday's post for details), … Continue reading Tuesday Tune-Up: A Quickie Before the Lights Go Out in Georgia
In which I lie about how many bands I pick, and explain how and why each one influenced me.
In which I go off like a school boy about how excited I am to go and record the new Buffalo Jones album this month.
In which I give a very much abridged account of my twenty year music career and talk about the first time I ever heard my music on the radio. Also, I shamelessly plug Buffalo Jones' Indiegogo campaign.
In which I plug a great show I'll be attending this week and tell you all about an awesome letterpress print shop in Spokane.