Whats Going On
Had rehearsal with my trio today, just got done a few minutes ago. Went over the set list twice, added another new song that will be on the next album, a tune that for now I call “Breathing”. But of course before we played a note, my back decided to act up.
The perils of being an aging musician! read more…
Played a lot of notes this weekend, so here’s my little “review” of sorts about how I spent my weekend…
Last year on this date, the world lost a true music icon. I couldn’t write a blog about it that day because I was definitely sad and, for once, at a loss for words.
Yes, I am talking about Prince.
I know the show at The Chance isn’t for a few months, but why wait to promote? Let’s get this ball rollin,’ shall we?
Tickets can be purchase directly through me at $15 each. Go to the CONTACT page to write me so I can give you more info on how you can get yours. I want to make things go as smooth as possible for everyone, so the sooner you order, the better.
I hope to be recording the new album around this time as well, maybe even get it done by then? Who knows!
The music world and guitar community were shocked and saddened by the unexpected death of one of THE most innovative and enigmatic guitarists ever.
I am talking about Allan Holdsworth…he passed away suddenly yesterday at age 70.
Tributes came pouring in all over social media, from artists as varied as Vernon Reid, Richie Kotzen, Joe Satriani, Hansford Rowe, Jeff Berlin, Billy Sheehan…you name it. Allan was not a household name but his influence is all over every guitar player who wanted to step out of the blues box and try to be unconventional. That’s TRY to. Nobody will ever come close to Allan’s imagination and unique approach to chord structures and non-linear guitar solos.
Start with his amazing work on the first U.K. self-titled album, and then check out his solo album I.O.U. And for a special treat, listen to his blinding solos on some songs from the Level 42 album GUARANTEED. “If You Were Mine” still makes me want to put my guitar in the fireplace.
RIP Allan…now you can jam with John Coltrane…