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 The Conversation with John Cuniberti.
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 Nico Bereciartua.
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 The Strike of Inspiration.
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 My friend Michael James DuCett
Kentucky has always been a hot bed for great music artists going back to the beginning of country’s roots. Bill Monroe, Loretta Lynn, Tom T Hall, and Dwight Yoakam are the roots of where country has been, and help lay the foundation on which some of the best music has been built. Luckily for us … Continue reading Tony Logue
In October, I attended another show at Codfish Hollow and was stunned by the music created by these two gentleman and their accompanying band mates. They are simultaneously the roots of where their individual brand of music came from and, the direction that great music should be going. They each blend personal life experience with … Continue reading Ian Noe and Colter Wall.
One of the many aspects that I love about being a guitar player and lover of the instrument, is the crazy variety of styles, materials, and designs that go into the instruments. From acoustics that take into account not only the wood, but the way they are braced and glued, to the almighty electric guitars … Continue reading McSwain Guitars push the boundaries of building guitars.
I’ve had a couple of fun reviews post on Ink19.com lately and wanted to share those here. Elle King has a new album out called Shake your Spirit and it’s really incredible. You can call it pop but it’s also some funk, soul, rock and roll, and old school r&b. Another I recently did was … Continue reading Ink19.com reviews
Back in April I saw Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown open up for Blackberry Smoke and while I had their album, the live show was amazing and really made me a fan of their music. After their set I talked to Caleb Crosby, drummer and co founding member of the band, and told him I’d … Continue reading A quick conversation with Caleb Crosby from Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown.
Growing up in Cedar Rapids in the late 80’s and early 90’s, we had a number of unique places to pick up musical instruments. My buddy Rhett and I would spend a ton of time at Somewhere in Iowa guitars, Carma Lou’s, The Music Loft, and West music. Sometimes we’d hit them all just to … Continue reading 965 Guitars in the Newbo district.