I’m excited to tell you that I’ve started a new project and am very very excited about it. I’ve been pulling resources and gathering equipment to do home recordings, Music Videos and possibly some music vlogging. If you would like join my tribe you will be just that, my tribe. You will be the first to see all creative projects, will receive exclusive offers and all sorts of special stuff as we strengthen the fabric of our creative tribe.
This song “Loch Lomond” is the first recording.
Loch Lomond is a favorite of mine from the time when I went over to visit my grandparents and explore the beautiful country of Scotland. I really fell in love with the people, their accents, the land, the scotch, and especially the music. 1/2 of the photos in the video were taken by me and the ones that weren’t I was fortunate enough to BE at all those places. Just not fortunate enough to take pictures that are quite as good.
I know its St. Patricks day, this is a Celtic masterpiece so, enjoy!
There are few things in life I enjoy more than playing music with others! Playing solo is definitely the best bang for the buck as I cover the background music, vocals, bass percussion, sometimes harmonica and solos (when I loop in the chords to play over them). Still, I cannot add harmony to myself, play bass or drums in addition to everything I am already doing.
Watch some clips of me playing with some of my talented musician friends! (below)
A Duo could be what you are looking for. Two people can offer a fuller sound without an exorbitant cost to you. I’ve recently started adding some of my very talented musician friends to a few of my gigs and I think that you will appreciate the fullness of sound and creative potential that provides.
There ARE challenges to playing music with people similar to that of adding anything to something; Diminishing returns. The more you add musically its always going to be adding more for people’s limited bandwidth to have to process. Further, as you add more people you triple the work that needs to be done. Not only do I need to make sure that I know the songs, the other person needs to know the songs. Communicating, organizing and practicing the different parts to come together as one is an art in of itself.
If you are a person that appreciates refinement and can afford it. I think that a DUO or TRIO could be what you are looking for & look no further.
I played music at a local farmers market in Bryn Athyn PA. I find it to be rewarding to contribute to the local community events when I have the opportunity. There was hot breakfast breakfast omelets from Angela and John and pieces of floral artwork displayed by Matt.
Here are some highlights from my performance. *I will note that I started to really loose my voice 1/2 through and it turns out I came down with a cold the next day. But I soldiered through as best I could. Enjoy!