Todd Thibaud and his continuing legacy of great music.
A few years ago I was in a store when the, generally droning, overhead music stopped me in my tracks and caused me to grab my phone in an attempt to capture the music I heard and track down the artist. It was beautiful, but raw, and the lyrics grabbed my attention and wouldn't let... Continue Reading →
Chicago native, Patrick Lyons, makes his mark on country music.
At the Ian Noe/Colter Wall show in October of 2018, I missed grabbing a photo with either of the 2 headliners as they walked the grounds of Codfish Hollow but, was lucky enough to stumble upon drummer Jordan Solly Levine, and Patrick Lyons who handled the lap steel and dobro that night. In hopes of... Continue Reading →
Legendary producer Michael Beinhorn
I had the pleasure of interviewing acclaimed producer Michael Beinhorn to discuss his new pre-production services. It was an amazing phone call and listening to him breakdown, not only why it was necessary, but also why the industry is the way it it, was incredible. He's been instrumental on a number of ground breaking and... Continue Reading →
Andrew Trube of the Greyhounds
When you listen to the Greyhounds, the cool thing about their sound is the variety of music they draw from when they write. Anthony Farrell's keyboards bring the funky, R&B, and classic soul flavor, while Andrew Trube has a Texas guitar sound that reminds me of greats like the Vaughan brothers or Doug Sahm. No... Continue Reading →
The Conversation with John Cuniberti.
That word, "conversation", and it's importance, came up a lot during my August 10th phone call with producer, recording engineer, and creator of the One Mic Series, Mr. John Cuniberti. How the unspoken conversation affects the performers, how that translates to a recording, and the process that John uses is as simplistic as a single... Continue Reading →
I've had the pleasure of seeing Argentinian guitar player, Nico Bereciartua play live on 2 occasions. Once at Applehead studios in Woodstock, New York, and once at Chicago's, Metro. Oddly enough he is also the person that took my bucket list photograph of Rich Robinson, Marc Ford, and myself at the previously mentioned Applehead recording... Continue Reading →
The Strike of Inspiration.
For the past year, I have been going at my writing pretty hard. I've always loved writing and the process but until this last year, I just didn't pursue it like I should. So for those asking, why now, here's how it started. Early October 2017, I was in New Jersey for work and meet... Continue Reading →
My friend Michael James DuCett
Around the summer of 94/95 I decided to jump into some martial arts classes and ended up meeting and became as close as brothers to my friend, Michael James DuCett. He was born in South Korea and adopted by an American family at 6 years old and without knowing what was going on, flown over... Continue Reading →