01/30/2019 09:44 PM
After a lot of living and working on the music until I felt like this album was just right, I am pleased to say that the pieces of smalltown is finished, in hand and ready to be heard.
A brief history of this album's release date:
Wallace Green was originally working on a third album entitled Superstar and we never released it. We had done a few demo tracks for Superstar and it was my first introduction to digital recording (both of our previous albums had been recorded to old school reel to reel tape). I fell in love with digital recording immediately and knew that's where I wanted to take my sound. I was never really happy with the sound from recording to tape. It's good when you spend a ton of money on it, but when you can't, it's hard to get a really good sound.
As many of you know, pieces of smalltown was originally slated for my next release after Wallace Green disbanned. It was going to be my first solo release, focusing on a more personal writing style.
I was originally planning for a release date of Summer 2003.
Here's what happened… Read More...
05/26/2018 04:01 PM Filed in: Blog
Okay. Let me first preface this by saying that I have been trying to get Ashlee to go camping for about 15 years. I know it sounds like nothing major, but it was easier to convince her to let me start a guitar company, an amp company, a band and orchestra division, a software company, a toy company, and open two Music stores / schools than it was to get her to go camping. So naturally, I thought I'd blog about it!! Read More...
02/04/2018 04:52 PM Filed in: Blog
Wow. I just realized that I haven't written a blog in over a year! Oh well…. time flies.
Gotta say, though—I'm pretty happy about the days ahead. We've started playing with a new guitarist in the band named Keith Barber and he's very good. As in REALLY GOOD. I've been studying Jazz with him since December and I'm more than happy that he's playing with us with CMB now.
But alas—this blog is not about music. Nope. It's about one of my other passions.
The Legend of Zelda. Read More...
12/25/2016 09:19 PM Filed in: Blog
There are moments in time that define you. There are events that happen in your life that shape who you are and that put an imprint so deep in your soul that you’ll carry that mark forever.
For me, that moment was Christmas 1986.
Hard to believe it was thirty years ago. Before we make it to Christmas, let me give you a little background… Read More...
10/08/2016 10:54 AM Filed in: Blog
Sebastian came into my life in April of 2000. I had recently graduated college and was dating a girl named Sarah at the time. She saw an ad in the Statesboro Herald that there were kittens being given to a loving family. She told me that she thought that "we" should get a cat. Let me be clear here - I wasn't in what you'd call the healthiest of relationships with Sarah. We weren't actually getting along. I have no idea why I thought getting a cat with her would be a good idea.
We show up to a trailer park occupied by college students and there was a young college girl there that obviously cared deeply for these kittens. She had them in her living room in a box with the mother and was very welcoming to us picking out the one we wanted. We looked at the whole litter and I saw this one little dude that had cool tiger striped legs and a nice tabby coat - but that's not what I liked about him. He was a little fireball. He had spunk, was the most rambunctious, and was my pick of the litter. Read More...