Monday, October 5, 2015

#9 Rebuilding

Moving is hard. That’s all there is to it. Packing, unpacking, the physical lifting and maneuvering, arranging, cleaning, setting up and disconnecting services, and the list goes on…  Adjusting to a new house in a new area is stressful on the mind and body. I’m not new to moving around a bit but it does get harder as time moves on.

Setting up a new home studio is a feat in itself. It will eventually be up and fully functional, but we are just working out the bugs (sometimes literally) and designing a great home studio area. Hey, this place has a bathroom, wet bar, fridge, and a great view. It’s like a small version of Real World Studios overlooking a garden and gazebo. Not bad. The closeness of Lake Michigan and the sounds of the lighthouse and the waves make it a cool location alright.

So onto the musical aspect… I'd like to thank the guys at Sleeping Bag Studios for their support. I had a great interview with Ryan that will be out on an upcoming podcast. This month’s single (#9) was supposed to be released a week ago. Glitches with some equipment and our not very impressive cable provider (I’m sure you can guess who) have delayed this one a bit. The single for September, ON SUNDAY, will actually be released in October so keep your eyes open and sign up on the email list for current info. This single bounces between an Echo and the Bunnymen sound crossed with a horn section and a nod to older U2 tunes. It’s kind of a mutt if you will but has some good energy. Stay tuned as it will be out soon!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

#8 Single- Take Control

Sometimes life gets rough. We try to control every little detail. Nothing ever turns out exactly as we want regardless. Jobs, friends, and we ourselves disappoint. Now I don’t know where your faith is, if you’re a praying person, or what have you. I know that if you are and you are taking all the things you are praying about back on yourself, you’re missing the whole point. Once you give your burdens to the Lord, leave them there. A lot of times it seems like we pray and then just take everything back on ourselves. Well, I could actually teach a class on this one. I’m the worst offender. 

The single this month is about this subject.   And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28). Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? Is what Jesus said. Take Control is a song about someone who is weighed down in the mire, confusion, and disappointment of daily trials and gets to that breaking point crying out to God to take control. 

If you understand these feelings and like a sort of ChrisTomlin crossed with Lenny Kravitz, Black Crowes type of raw sound, the download is exclusively available HERE at!

Monday, July 27, 2015

The 7th Song of the Seventh Song


The days seem to move quicker as the summer steams by. Sometimes it's hard to keep up with the music as life moves along in it's twists and turns. This is one of those months... and I anticipate a few more. Between moving to another location and a major international trip (new adventure) there hasn't been a great deal of time for shows or working on new material. There is however a surplus of B-Sides and some new songs in pre-production stages that I will be unearthing. I am also experimenting with some unorthodox recording methods such as a cell phone/tablet/synth sort of platform. This might take a bit but it's pretty wild.

That being said, the new single Your Kingdom Come, is a return back to rock music plain and simple. It's solid groove has hints of Hendrix, The Crowes, and a touch of the Beatles mixed up into a Christian groove rock tune. Now I know that all those CCM folks try hard to be "sound-alikes" but this is not the case here. Personally I think they should try harder to make honest original music like the Lord intended instead of trying to sound like the latest musical flavor (no I don't know what the Lord actually intended but I'm sure it's not ripping off every crappy bubblegum pop/rock song out there). That being said, swing by for the new single before it hits iTunes or CD baby! Thanks again for your support!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

#6 In2 The Blue

...and so it goes. The Great America 6 hour torture show was done. I only say this because five sets is a challenge when you battle the loudspeakers and TVs with stage volume. Yes, they never turned the sound down. Really. In order not to sound like a rant and to keep this post on target, you can refer to this article which is pretty much right on (Digital Music News). Yes, that was a one time show. I can no longer support organizations that exploit musicians. Speaking of Apple....

Okay, this might get a little bit ranty.

#AppleMusic will pay artist for streaming. Well, they weren't at first but now have agreed to pay musicians $.002 per stream. If you are wondering why I do not have an iTunes radio station btw it is because there has to be a certain amount of sales. It is however hard to get sales if nobody hears the music, but I digress. It's just getting harder for indies to make a buck these days selling music or even playing shows. For some reason people are ready to fight you when you asked to be paid for your work and your time. This is indeed the devil's world as of late.

On a different note (ranty part done for now), The new electronic blues single In2 The Blue will be released within days. The sound is kind of like squishing the White Album Beatles into a tube with U2, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and some Dub samples. This single will mark the stepping back into the underlying Alt/Christian realm of previous singles. Really excited about this one! It was a contender for the Snakeline album but was not finished at the time. Lend me your ears, take a listen, and buy a copy HERE.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Rajah That!

The Rhinocerotic show was a success and a lot of fun. I believe this was one of the few times that I was actually paid in the last 20 yrs. Pretty cool to see the old crowd and work with everybody again.
Rajah That! Was released on Memorial Day 2015. It is a groove driven kaleidoscope with a belly dancing, dubstep, goth, Bollywood, dance vibe. Pretty wild stuff to start out the spring.  Heading into summer we have a big show at SixFlags Great America playing their Live & Local concert series. We will be playing past hits from previous albums with more of a dance vibe and a few acoustic covers throughout the day. We will be releasing a brand new single called Into the Blue! This tune will take us back to the electro-groove of the Above the Snakeline CD with a Depeche Mode/U2 vibe. Sign up on the email list @ for up to date info.

Lastly, all songs will be available for purchase directly from including exclusive songs not available elsewhere! Buying direct will be a much easier process than working through CDBaby or some other MP3 sites. This will also assure that your money goes to support the music and not giving a percentage to a large corporation who then gives the musician a portion. Yep….unlike U2, I cannot get an Apple endorsement. 

So, I’d ask you to consider the “buy local” and “support indie” sort of approach. Your support helps us to keep moving forward and releasing quality sounds! 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

2 Daze in May.

After the big release of the Celtic Country song Warmer in Dublin, I started working on the next single which is in an entirely different direction. Just as I've said in previous posts, there will be a new single of widely varying genres released every month this year. We have and will be exploring Dubstep, Alt-Christian, Celtic Country, Instrumental Soundtrack, Indie Rock, Blues Dance Rock, and more. Sign up on the email list to get free exclusive songs and to keep up with the latest news.

May will signal the release of the World/Dubstep fusion song Rajah That, and the final Rhinocerotic reunion. This will be two drastically different musical events mixing the past with the future. It will be a very interesting month musically speaking.

News is out that our website partner Bandzoogle is now paired with Nielsen Soundscan. This means that our future progress will really be supported if you visit the site, listen to, and buy songs. This will support our experimentation into the dimensions of sonic expression. Please tell a friend to stop by the site and take a listen. We've got a good multi-genre vibe cooking for everyone here.

We are currently looking for people interested in being a part of and spreading the sounds of on a global level. Social networking, word of mouth, guerrilla marketing, etc... These people will also be on the front lines and included in some of the inner workings of this group.  Contact us at if you are interested. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Warmer in Dublin - Celtic Country

It's been a long time coming and it's finally here! The first Celtic Country song from Liza & Tim Korry was released on St. Patrick's Day 2015. Combining elements of old school and modern country with an Irish flair, Warmer in Dublin provides three minutes of "island escapism" (Ireland that is).

It's like this: 

Jimmy Buffet, Steve Earle, and Alan Jackson walk into an Irish pub....

The song was written and arranged by Liza Korry. The music was written and played by Tim Korry. Banjo, mandolin, steel guitar, slide guitar, the spoons, some rockin drums and more were used to construct this unusual country tune. Some amazing mixing and mastering work came straight out of Nashville by way of Tim Scott Productions. This guy is fantastic at what he does and has worked with George Strait, Leann Rimes, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Sara Evans, and Aaron Lewis to name a few. We are definitely looking forward to working with him again!

This song is now the third single released this year. There will be many more to come but this one is really worth spreading the word about. Please help us out and tweet, FB, whatever you do on social media and give us a shout. Your support keeps us going. Thank you! TPK 

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity
Through belief in the threeness
Through confession of the Oneness
Towards the creator. - St. Patrick