My brother-in-law Paul Sanwald is an amazing musician and composer. His new album, The Paul Sanwald Quartet, has a great jazz vibe that's equal parts melodic and rhythmic. Give it a listen below. If you like it, buy it as a download or on Vinyl. And if you're in San Francisco, pick up a copy…Read more The Paul Sanwald Quartet
A few days ago, I posted a brief review of my newest guitar, a Tagima Woodstock TW61. Today I was fooling around a bit and recorded the following demo to give you an idea of what it sounds like. I'm playing the guitar through a Behringer V-Amp 2 on the Tweed Amp setting with a…Read more But How Does It Sound?
Here's a short track I recorded today. Not sure if it will develop into anything... Just fooling around with sounds at this point.
Big thanks to Matt Porter, Senior Producer and Technical Services Manager at Montgomery County Community College, for filming and editing this short video about my experience as a student in the college's Sound Recording and Music Technology Program. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6YjyvOtqvI It's an excellent program for anyone interested in learning the art of music production or who…Read more Where I Work
First, a bit of trivia: Dukenfield was the surname of Philly-area-born showbiz legend WC Fields -- and that's where Philly-area rockers the Dukenfields got their name. The songs on their latest EP, Old Pal, Old Sock, Old Kid have a strong, tight post-grunge 90s sound that calls to mind the Gin Blossoms and Huffamoose with…Read more The Dukenfields: Old Pal, Old Sock, Old Kid
For your (re)consideration: three tracks from Thank You For Holding. Not sure why I'm playing an acoustic guitar in the photo. There's no acoustic guitar on any of these tracks. Guess I just like the guitar.
When I loaded Thompson Crowley's In Tongues EP into iTunes, I got a message that said "Unknown Genre." Fair enough, I suppose, as Crowley's music defies easy categorization the same way most great recordings do. One of the big touchstones I'm hearing is The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, itself an album that's…Read more Review: Thompson Crowley – In Tongues EP