Upcoming shows w/Hope ClayburnRead Now
Come out to see me playing drums with the incomparable Hope Clayburn and her Soul Scrimmage. Two upcoming dates:
8/31 at Memphis Music and Heritage Festival
9/6 at Rock for Love
Check out the band on my music page.
One of four music videos I did for the North Mississippi Allstars' upcoming release "World Boogie is Coming" just released. I'm really proud of this one. It's comprised of footage from a seven-month long tour across the US. Click here to read the USA TODAY ARTICLE about it.
Drum Tracking CompleteRead Now
The drum tracking is now totally complete for Butch American. We worked on the final three songs tonight. "Years After Yesterday" is a song about being the crazy one in bad relationship. "Friends Over There" is great Bruce Hornsby-esque tune about that feeling when you realize better friends are far off somewhere else. And finally, a Matthew Garth original, "Ode to G" is a soulful groove that ultimately will have a reprise that - I swear - when Matthew recorded it last week, brought us to tears. It's that incredible. So, next we move to the good stuff: keys, bass, sax, guitars, etc. We'll be starting in about two weeks.
Here's another sample track from Butch Americana, "Prolly." I'm really proud of this one. The dulcimer finally gets a front-row seat. This one also features Michael Joyner on guitar and Khari Wynn on bass.
8/4/13 - Last night, Piano Man Pictures hosted a screening of Empire Builder at Black Lodge Video with a Q&A with director Kris Swanberg after. Great film and really great conversation. We'll be hosting more screenings throughout the year. More at pianomanpictures.com/events.
Chess ClubRead Now
8/4/13 - Here's my friend Robert Rowan's film he made for the 48hr Film Project. I did production sound and the cheesy music "Seductive Nights in Sudan." Audience award winner.
Back to ButchRead Now
8/1/13 - We started recording new tracks for "Butch Americana," a music project with all original music that has been my most inspired project of the last two years. It's been incredible collaborating with the very best Memphis musicians. In the picture is Michael Joyner (left), an incredible sound engineer and musician; On the right is Matthew Garth, a great friend and very expressive pianist. We started work on both "Little Mouse Man" and "Ode to G." The entire album will be completely recorded by November. I can't wait to share it with everybody.
Check out Michael Joyner's original music here: http://michaeljoynermusic.com/