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.
I got to (virtually) hang out with some of my favorite musicians and throw down on the low notes for a cover of The Darkness’ I Believe In A Think Called Love. It was a freakin’ blasty blast and I hope you dig it!
These guys are (for real) some of my favorite peeps on the planet. After you watch the vid , go check them all out…
Grayson Barton (Guitar) has one of the best studios I know of. It may very well be my favorite place to spend time. He’s also an awesome guy and a crazy good musician. Check his IG at @starscreamstudio or website at www.starscreamstudio.com
On Drums, we have Casey Cooper. Over 2.5 MILLION subscribers on the YouTubes. Crazy good. Used to light his sticks on fire but I think he’s gotten help for that. IG: @Coop3rdrumm3rYouTube: Coop3r Drumm3r
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!