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
In which I lie about how many bands I pick, and explain how and why each one influenced me.
In which I update you on the current state of affairs regarding Buffalo Jones and our quest to record our best album yet with David Lowery of Cracker fame at the helm. Oh yeah, and I also ask you to help us pay for it (but only if you can).
In which I make a big announcement regarding Buffalo Jones and shamelessly ask for support...
Musical Interludes Yesterday, which was Wednesday, I posted this week's Mantra Monday post. Today is Thursday, normally reserved for philosophical musings I call Thoughts for Thursday. However, as you've not doubt figured out, I'm a bit behind this week. See yesterday's post, "Part the First," of this Saga, to get caught up if you haven't … Continue reading Tuesday Tune-Up: A Saga – Part the Second.
In which I again shamelessly promote my own music and hope that you listen to it and like it. This one's a country love song called "The Superman Song."
In which I discuss songwriting, trash the musicianship of my favorite songwriters, and teach you how to write a song of your own.
In which I remind us all about the meaning of Memorial Day and then sing a very sad song about my Grandpa.