Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Sequence

When I say musical adventures.. I'm saying that things don't always go as planned. We have gone through 3 bass players and one drummer as the show nears. Tim Korry & Co. will be going techno/rock for this show. Sequences have been finalized and we are sorting out minor bits with the stage manager. I believe that there are some big changes in the set and the sound coming after this appearance. It's time to reenvision the vision. I know that the Lord has a plan but I don't know what it is. It seems that everything changes so often that it gets hard to focus. I can say this... the Above the Snakeline album will be released in late July or early August and I think that people will be suprised with the new sound. Definitely looking forward to this one!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Boss Drum

And the adventure continues...  You've heard of Drum & Bass music right? Well take the bass out and insert a guitar... I decided to run with a drummer, sequencer, and guitar lineup after a series of bass players failed to commit to the Bloomin bands Festival gig. I have contemplated this setup for many years but feel that this is the right time to just go for it. I'm definitely looking forward to techno dance sound mixing with guitar rock. Mixing is moving along for the Above the Snakeline album and the majority of the songs played at the festival gig will be au courant, state-of-the-art, and unusual.
Revival practices are going well. The last performance at Spirit Alive Church seemed to gel more than in the past and did receive some great reviews. I think the band is finally starting to break free on the sound and go with the spirit.... the Holy Spirit that is. There is a strong country/bluegrass harmony type of sound creeping into the rock and I'm taking a fancy to it. I'm looking forward to our next outdoor show to see what happens in full rock mode outside of the church walls.

Live Music and Audio Recording Update

I'm meeting up with bass player extraordinaire Dave Merrill of the Blacktop Kings to start mixing the new CD. He mixed the first single First Heartbeat last year and did a great job. I haven't played a show with Dave since the old DFlowers days but he has helped me out with a few projects and I'm very thankful. He was in my first melodic metal band, True Logic, back when I was 19. Dave is a super talented blast from the past.
My  funky solid drummer CMac will join me this week to practice for a small festival in Kenosha, WI. I'm definitely looking forward to the rock/dance/live/sequenced combination that is planned for this supersonic event. CMac is leading the way into the future with his experience playing with DJ's and sequencing.
Practice with Revival continues and there have been some decent musical vibes floating through the practice. We should be ready to bring it with a heavy electric bluegrass bluesy country groove rock sound. Thats the best I can do for explaining it. June will be full of showsand we are thankful to be playing some great benefits and festivals right out of the gate. Stay tuned for more....