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TRIP BACK IN TIME

Drove down to BCR Music today in Lemoyne, PA. This may not sound like a huge deal to some of you but to me, it was pretty special. Let me explain… Read more

MEXI TICKETS AND MB UPDATE

Another quick blog for you all, because you are all pining to read what I have to say…

Tickets for the Aug 25 show at Mexicali (as guest of Bumblefoot) are in my hands! They are $22.50 each and you can reach out to me via the CONTACT page here to order yours. I accept PayPal and can either mail the tickets to you, or leave them at will call. Either way, this show is going to be insane!!

Also, drummer Tommy Irwin will not be able to play next Friday with Mary’s Basement at RGCC due to work obligations. However, Rennie Pincus has asked Derek Landel to fill in on drums, so this will be very cool. Hope the weather gods play nice and let us do the show next weekend, since it had to be cancelled today.

Ah the life of a pseudo-guitar god…

MARY’S BASEMENT GIG MOVED TO NEXT FRIDAY

The committee for the RGCC informed Mary’s Basement that because it may rain tomorrow, our show there will be moved to next Friday June 23rd. Let’s hope the weather holds out for this one. Thank you all for understanding.

RETURNING TO THE BASEMENT

Had rehearsal with Mary’s Basement last night, definitely a lot of fun. Last time I rehearsed with them was way back in February this year (seems like dog years, huh?)

And somehow I remembered how to play all the songs?! Read more

DANGEROUS HEAT

Yep, that’s the only song I have never played off of LAYERS OF TIME but it was still a good title for this blog. So sit back and enjoy.

Or whatever.

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BACK AT MEXICALI WITH BUMBLEFOOT!

Yep, just received word tonight that my funky metal trio will be a guest of Bumblefoot at Mexicali Live! All the details you need to know are on the TOUR DATES page.

Last time he and I shared a bill was back in 2013 for an autism benefit show. We got to jam together on some Zeppelin and of course Gn’R tunes. Will he ask me to jam again? Who knows. But one thing’s certain, this show is going to be HUGE!!!

 

HOT REHEARSAL ON A RAINY SUNDAY

Okay so…the sun was out this morning. What happened? Is Spring really trying not to make an appearance like last year? Seems that way.

But that didn’t stop my trio from having a great rehearsal! Read more

JULY 7TH SHOW NOT HAPPENING…

This morning I made the decision to pull out of the July 7th show at Cluett-Schanze Memorial Park. Because I was unable to find a fill-in drummer like I had hoped, I had no choice but to bow out. (Don’t worry, the shows for July 28 and August 11 are still happening!)

Onto better news… Read more

HAVE A GOOD TIME ALL OF THE TIME

Well now, two gigs popped up for me yesterday, and I seized the opportunities quickly. As my grandfather once told me when I was 13, “Never look stupid, because someone behind you wants your gig.”

He also said “Guitarists hate flat keys.” Read more

INCHING TOWARDS THE NEW ALBUM

First of all, I must say that hearing the news of Chris Cornell’s unexpected passing on Thursday really floored me. I was not upset, but I was very taken aback because obviously it was a bolt out of the blue. I was a Soundgarden fan from back in the day, when I first heard them in high school (long before they were labelled a “grunge” band). My first impression was “Wow! It’s Black Sabbath with Robert Plant on vocals!” and I was a fan instantly. Chris ¬†was a tremendous singer, very talented musician, and losing him at 52 is a travesty.

But on a better note… Read more