Archives For June 2013


I had a great time this weekend playing guitar for saxophonist Euge Groove in Nashville at Jazz and Jokes, and in Chattanooga at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center.

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My good friend, Jeremy Nixon, turned me on to the album Forest Fruit by Knobsticker. It’s like 70’s Funk and 80’s Pop with Jazz mixed in. Lots of thick synth sounds in here! Here’s the album link on Spotify and a small sample below. Enjoy!


June 5, 2013 — Leave a comment

Podcasting opens up a a great way to learn on the go, and Downcast for the iPhone is the tool I use to make it happen.

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The Daft Punk album Random Access Memories (iTunes / Spotify) has been just about all I’ve listened to recently. The whole album feels great. It pulls you in and doesn’t let go. The single “Get Lucky” is just the tip of the iceburg.

Daft Punk has been at the forefront of Electronic music for more than 2 decades. But, in this album, they surprised everyone by going organic. They recorded the album to tape instead of computer at Electric Ladyland (the NY studio built for Jimi Hendrix). And, they asked producer and guitarist Nile Rogers (Chic, Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, Madonna, David Bowie, and MANY more) to help them put it all together. From the first track, you can hear Niles’ beautiful and distinct dance/disco influence. Continue Reading…