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Friday, March 7, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
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After much consideration, I've decided to create a style of music. Create sounds like sort of a strange thing to say, so maybe we can call it a mix of two genres. Yes, we are still working on the physical released of Above the Snakeline, but pushing ahead into new territories. I am completing a country demo that will be due out this year and working on an extended electronic soundtrack instrumental type of project. I'm very much looking to record some heavy bluesy material with members of The Blacktop Kings. I've been playing with two of these guys often on since I was 18. Lots of irons in the fire right now, but I'm hoping that the heat will melt them into something groundbreaking and impactful. A possibility of a Rhinocerotic reunion? Well, not sure, but I know that two of the members will be working together on a new project due out soon. Stay tuned for more news... This stuff can go either way :)
Sunday, February 2, 2014
The year started off with some interesting opportunities. Chances to play with the Spirit Alive band, a chance to play in a strange variation of a U2 cover band, promotion of the Above the Snakeline album to be released as a physical CD in the next month... Not to mention the completion of a country demo and a big soundtrack project. The challenge will be time..... The possibility of this new sideband, U3, is a really stripped-down U2 cover band featuring Timmy Wolf (Rhinocerotic), Tommy Wolf, and me. There is talk of covering material from George Michael to Lenny Kravitz as well as a few of my tunes. Three guys all acoustic really raw and spirited.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Monday, October 28, 2013
Revival, and a much needed vacation to Nashville & the Smokies, we are finally ready to release my 4th solo album. It is a very different album in every way. Above the Snakeline is a CD two years in the making. It has developed and evolved out of a 24 song writing binge ala the power of the Holy Ghost. The album is a mixture of rock, world, electronic, and Christian themes resulting in a sonically diverse explosion of rhythms and textures. I'm really excited about this release as it is a departure from the direction of past works. Hey, if you don't continually change and grow musically, you become like the cheesy pop rock template music garbage that keeps me changing radio stations. Yes, Christian bands are frightfully like this as well. How many times do we have to hear lyrical cliches repeated over and over? (Hands & feet, city on a hill, Yadda Yadda)... Or a chorus of "whoa" over a chorus filled with toms and U2 ripoff riffs? Just food for thought. Some of us are still hungry. Hungry for something creative that can still praise GOD.
The inspiration and direction of this album was divinely inspired. I can't really take credit for it. Well, maybe on writing it down and recording it. I found myself playing certain parts of songs back and wondering how I recorded them. It seems like a weird cheesy thing to say but it's true actually. Everything seemed to move with the Spirit on these 10 songs. I'm thankful to GOD for the opportunity to be used in this way. Maybe some of these songs might be heard by someone that really needs to hear them. I don't know, but I do hope that people really enjoy them and rock out with positive encouraging messages. I know that the words speak to me when I really need to hear them.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Above the Snakeline has been through the final mix. We are currently working with a mastering studio. A lot of work went into this particular album.... About 2 years of experimentation & recording. The album started with an intense visit by the Holy Spirit which resulted in a writing streak of 24 songs. In the end, 10 were selected for this album. One tune actually didn't make the cut for the Between the Sun & the Moon CD, but was revamped and reimagined for this project.
I'll have to say that this is the most adventurous project to date. I've been working on a country demo as well, which is a complete departure from anything I've been involved in before. That demo may be released in 2014.
In Revival news, two founding members have left the band unexpectedly. I am not sure of the reason but it really left the rest of us hangin with an important show next weekend. Revival 2.0 practiced last night and still kicked out the jams acoustically. We are playing a closed door event but it will be a great chance to witness in front of some troubled teens. It's like our Christian rock version of Fulsom Prison if you will. Looking forward to it and playing with people focused on rockin in the name of The Lord.
Above the Snakeline is scheduled for release in October 2013!
Monday, September 9, 2013
We arrived at 6 Flags Great America on the morning of July 27th. After passing the security checkpoint we were allowed to park under the ----. The stage was unusual and cool as it was surrounded by old Spanish mission type architecture. Ironically the newly formed Christian band Revival was playing a stage called “The Mission Stage”. We were wondering how we would be received at a totally secular venue playing for five hours on the half hour. Turns out that people really dug it. We saw people jamming out, hands lifted, and even a few tears. Lot’s of spirit and emotion was flowing that day. Two of my new songs were also played from the upcoming Above the Snakeline CD. Revolve & Sacred Space are sounding good in the final mix and also take on a new vibe with a live band. As far as the CD goes, I recently sang the vocals to the final song Light of Love and assisted Dave Merrill of TBK with the finished production. Looks like we are ready for mastering!