What’s up, fam? It was a pretty active and diversified week. Some writing, reworking gear, and boring MD stuff from the week before. Let’s take a look!
It took a few hours but getting this reworked has been super helpful. It may not look like much but being able to carry that rack into an outdoors spot, or a studio with all my samples has really made my life easier.
Next, some footage from an outdoor writing session ( I found the perfect audio for it). Some of what I ended up writing that day will be released in the next month or so.
This one was actually a picture from a week earlier as I prepped for a performance. I was handling playback (the tracks that the band uses to enhance the performance. Mostly textural stuff), music directing, and playing bass. So, there was a lot to cover.
It was a somewhat rare public gig at one of our favorite spots. Here’s a couple bonus pics that haven’t made it to social media yet –
I’m so happy to drop in and FINALLY (only because I’m a slacker and didn’t post about it) tell you about the track I got to work on with the incredibly talented group of people over at Freedom Worship. Back in May, my good buddy over at Starscream Studio tossed me this track to play bass on and, already having worked with the Freedom peeps in the past, I quickly obliged.
Now, interesting story is that I had recently built a portable rack setup for recording, composing, and mixing on the road so I got to put this to use in…well, a natural location. More specifically, the woods in the foothills of the North GA mountains. Take a peek –
The song, which actually released back in August, is called Jericho. You can find it on Spotify and Apple Music. Definitely give their accounts a follow because they are going to be pushing out a lot more music in the upcoming weeks and months. Check them out on the socials, too – Instagram, TikTok.
Here’s my celebratory IG reel with some pics from the release party.
Also, don’t forget to hit up my guys over at Starscream. If you need live or studio engineering, recording, or anything else, they are the ones to call.
It’s so great to be back together, am I right?! If you recall, back in August, I let you guys know about a single called These Hills from my group, The Carolina Stomp. If you don’t, the group is an Americana/alt country/roots rock band lead by my man, Clint Singleton and myself.
Back in February, we went up to North Carolina for a weekend and turned a rented house into a studio. We had a blasty-blast and made it out with a lot of new music. The first of those songs has just been released and we are so excited about it. Check it out below and, if you like what you hear, look us up/follow us on your favorite listening platform (like Apple Music or Spotify). Also, check us out on Instagram and Facebook.
A few months ago, a good friend shot me a text and asked if I would be interested in working with his family of party/corporate bands. A couple convos later and I happily joined the team as music director.
I had Adam play and sing a good bit in environments that I directed over and I sub-contracted a few times with his 80’s tribute band Members Only and the 90’s version of that, Can’t Hardly Wait (along with others, both under the ATL Party Bands umbrella-ella-ella).
The gig? Involves a lot of nerd stuff. Transitioning the band over to Ableton (for tracks playback), some audio system tweaking (mostly to accommodate the new playback setup), performing with the groups, and, of course, all the (not so) glamorous MD stuff. This is literally everything I love about my world and it has already been a lot of fun.
(You can read the official announcement post here)
So there you have it! When public shows are a thing again, come out and hear one of these incredible bands. If you need a band for a private event, look around the ATL Party Bands website and find the perfect fit.
I hope this note finds you all healthy and sane! The other day, I slapped the internet in the face with a fancy-nancy cover video of Dua Lipa’s fabulous track, Don’t Start Now. It’s such a fun tune and the bass line is a blast. If you haven’t heard it, it’s a throwback to the post-disco boogie style with funky bass, clean guitar, and great synths.
Back in December, I got asked to lay down some bass for this EP. Needless to say it was a blasty-blast. Everything except bass (I recorded remotely) was tracked and mixed at one of my favorite places on the planet, Starscream Studio. The EP dropped Jan of 2020 and is available pretty much everywhere so go check it out!