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ABC-TV Appearance and New Ambient Track

First, the new ambient track was recorded in stereo with a Fractal AX8 and a Boomerang III, which is capable of recording 4 unsync’d loops that overlap and don’t line up rhythmically. This song is part of a group of demos for a new CD. I will be writing more like this for an upcoming … Read more

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Playing What You Don’t Know

Advancing as a guitar player is never seen as a slow and steady climb. It is more like a series of steps with pretty long spaces in between. While it might seem like you don’t get better for weeks or months at a time, one breakthrough can lead to months of inspiration. Those are the … Read more

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Looping Devices I Use

Many loopers available allow you to switch between loops, so you can make an entire song over pre-recorded verse/chorus patterns. This isn’t the way I use loops though. While this idea might be fine for a 1 man band situation, or rehearsing ideas, it is the live manipulation of the loop which starts the creative … Read more

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Generative Music Apps

I love Brian Eno’s concept of Generative Music. Music that repeats, but never the same way. In other words, we set it in motion and it randomly generates. It usually focuses on a few keys, but it is something I can listen to hours. It is kind of like looping, but the patterns never repeat … Read more

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Reward Your Toil: Music to Quiet the Mind

Reward Your Toil: Music to Quiet the Mind This is a release I made that consists of 14 hours of music presented on a DVD. The DVD includes video, a recording blog, many pictures and details about the process of putting together such an expansive release. There are 14 one-hour pieces of music, with a … Read more

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That time I was ‘Artist of the Day’ in Tampa Bay

This was for my Collectives project, and I guess something they were doing at the time. This is from the big newspaper in the Tampa Bay area, so I am humbled they took notice of what I am doing. Check out the article here.

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WMNF Live Music Showcase

This Friday, we were on WMNF-FM 88.5 Tampa radio for their live music showcase. When we were on the show last year, one of our band members couldn’t make the show so we had about a day to scramble and get a set list together. This time, we were ready. This is the first radio show … Read more

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That time I was in Guitar Player…

Well, the first time, anyway. I was the last person to appear in Mike Varney’s Spotlight column, which was the springboard for many great players. I grew up reading Guitar Player, over all of the other guitar magazines. When I was young, an older friend gave me a stack of issues from the 70s and … Read more

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The Current Rig (2016)

I realized I don’t have many gear pics on this new site (though the old one was filled with them). I am going to concentrate more on what I use now, although if I am asked about what I used to use, I will certainly answer. This article revolves around what I use for Julie Black as … Read more

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SoLocalPasco Podcast

  SoLocalPasco is a podcast in the Pasco County area focusing on the arts, culture, politics, and general news in the area. When print and broadcast media fails us, things like podcasts and Twitter take over. Greg Smithwick does an amazing job covering our area, and he understands how to ask the good questions. Here … Read more