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GIG AT THE CHANCE TO BE MOVED

Yes, my trio will not be performing on August 19th at The Chance. No drama, no soapy media gossip. The Fishbone show is still happening, so I personally encourage everyone to still show support for the other bands on the bill. I simply was not a good fit, despite my being a fan of Fishbone.

The crew at The Chance will find another show for me that will be a better fit. Simple as that. They appreciated my honesty about things so they are willing to give me a fair shake.

Onward and upward…

And buy my new album MARBLEHEAD because it’s awesome.

MORE IRONS, MORE FIRE…

Just when I think I can rest, I get sucked back into promoting and pretending to be a guitar god. Sigh…it could be worse. I could be in an office for 8 hours a day.

Oh wait…that happened.  Read more

FIRST R&D SHOW IN THREE YEARS…

Last night my trio played at Roxy & Duke’s in Dunellen for Campfires Fest 2018. This was my first show there since April 2015 and I really wanted to come back with a bang.

But as they say: Man plans, God laughs.

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KILLER REHEARSAL TODAY

Last time that Chris, Ronnie and I were together was in the studio to do my new album. That was back in February this year.

But today that changed…

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AND THAT’S A WRAP (OR IS THAT WRAT?)

The pic above was taken by Tom Hanley at his desk of WRAT, where he hosts Jersey Rock Radio. I cannot begin to express my gratitude, as he took a chance and played not one but THREE songs over the course of three nights this week.

This past Tuesday was the first of three interviews, and Tom played “Time To Fly” right after our chat. Wednesday night was interview #2 and he played “Marblehead”. Thursday night was the final interview as well as the song “Turn To Rust” being aired.

Let that all sink in for a minute…

I am an unsigned instrumental artist. My music just received airplay on mainstream radio for the first time ever. “Rust” is almost a 7-minute song yet it was played on the air.

Yep, keep scratching your head over this…

Not sure what’s next but am sure that whomever listened sat there with their jaw to the ground.

The bar has been raised…

WEEK OF JULY 8TH ON WRAT 95.9

Starting July 8th, I will be featured on Jersey Rock on 95.9 The Rat during the week of 7/8 to 7/14.  This will include 3 nights of airplay (7/10, 7/11, 7/12), a wrat.com feature and inclusion in the Jersey Rock E Newsletter.

Tom Hanley is really coming to bat for me here. I understand that being instrumental AND unsigned, there’s a greater risk of someone changing the channel on the radio. But he will push the music hard and I am confident people will tune in.

This will be BIG, people.

Told ya so 😉

If you subscribe to the WRAT mailing list, you may have seen this in your emails this morning!

 

JERSEY ROCK PODCAST

My song “Time To Fly” is being featured on 95.9 WRAT’s podcast this week! Here’s the link for it: JERSEY ROCK PODCAST

Next week Tom Hanley will play three songs from the new album MARBLEHEAD as well as interview me over the course of three nights. As I said before, this is the first time a mainstream radio station will be playing my music. This is truly exciting and I am grateful to Tom for giving this music a chance to shine.

*You will hear my voice give a radio ID before the song starts. Now you know why I do instrumental music.

MORE IRONS IN THE FIRE

WHEW! I half-joke that I am talking about my new album more than performing it. This weekend will be proof that the promo machine is in full swing…

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ROUGH MORNING BUT LIFE HAS TO GO ON…

Woke up to the shocking and sad news that Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul passed away at age 54. I won’t go into a long diatribe but will say that he is finally back with his brother Dimebag, who was needlessly taken from us in 2004. Just glad I saw Pantera one time in my life, on February 5, 1999, when they opened for Black Sabbath at the Arena. Still one of THE BEST shows I ever saw.

Period.

I debated releasing the new video for “Turn To Rust” this morning, in light of the news this morning. But life has to go on and so I premiered the video on my Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as on this site. So I hope none of you feel that I am being insensitive. But when I make plans, I see them through.

Enjoy the video!

The new single/video “Turn To Rust” from MARBLEHEAD

HARD ROCK N SPORTS Q&A 6.7.18

Did another interview, this time with host Tommy Florio. Cue up to the 1:04:54 mark and you’ll hear it:

Hard Rock N Sports 6.7.18

I am sure some of the things I said in this interview will ruffle some feathers but I am a blunt dude. No other way of putting it.

Next interview will be on Saturday June 30th on Metal Maiden Vicki’s Metal Euphoria show (say that three times fast!) which is part of Sonic Asylum Radio. That interview usually runs about two hours with music piped in between my rambling. Always a lot of fun!

Enjoy this link and don’t hurt yourself!