Last week, Phil and I went to the Royal Oak to play their Open Mic, hosted by Eric St. Cyr. This week, we’re the feature act! We’re up first at 9pm, so come early and hear the harmonies and how full an acoustic and bass can sound!
Back in the 90’s, I was a big fan of Gotee Records. Loved their artists, album artwork and their website. At the time, they had the best label site, hands down. One of my favourite parts of the site was a section called ‘In The Kitchen’. On the page, they would have a list of all the albums that were being worked on, and they would tell you what stage in the process they were at. They’d have a horizontal thermometer that would inch closer as the albums were completed. I’d check daily to see it pan to the right as Relient K, Out of Eden, Grits and others finish their work.
I wish I knew how to do that. I’d have a thermometer to show right now.
Been working on a project with a videographer friend of mine. As a bass player, its difficult to stick out in the sea that is the internet. I came up with an idea to try and present my skills in a manner that I haven’t seen much of in cyberspace. The picture is a screenshot of what we accomplished and I’m extremely impressed. Unfortunately, its not ready yet. Still needs some time to bake before bringing it to the table for consumption. Until then folks!
With so many social media outlets, its hard to keep them all current and afloat. But since I’m paying for this one, I should probably give it some more love!
Its been a quiet ride on the music front for me. A few performances, a few songwriting sessions, a couple sessions. Its one thing to be an artist and play a lead instrument (acoustic guitar, piano), but when you play an instrument that holds the weight, its a lot harder. Not too many people want to hear someone do a set with the bass as the lead. Anyway, not complaining. Its a different way forward for the percussionists/backbeaters.
Did a double last night with Phil. Played Elgin, then the Royal Oak. Open mic, yes. But always beneficial to play for different crowds. Both were impressed and wanted more. Look out for us around Cap City!
Long time to post. Well, been working on some recordings/video and hope to have them up sometime in the next few months.
In the meantime, doing a show with the talented Phil Kesler on August 4th at the Shenkman Theatre in Orleans. Follow the link on the main page, or contact me for tickets. Hope to see you there!
I add my voice and bass to this song. Recorded in Phil’s apartment.
Live local showcase. We open things up, then The Copper Altar and Maeve Lalonde finish. In the meantime, enjoy one of the songs we’ll be performing!
This performance was a kind of re-birth for James Brown. He himself wasn’t expecting the band to be so tight. If you watch his expressions during Sex Machine, he was shocked at the musicianship backing him. He shut down the show that night. And that bass is funky. Enjoy!