More gig news.

In case you weren’t on my email spam-o-rama last week, I have a gig with Leah and my other customary partners in crime at The Loft at Frederick’s in downtown Fredericksburg (VA) next Thursday, October 6. Please make plans to come by and enjoy the music in this premiere non-smoking …

New gun in town.

I had a good rehearsal last night with the Lianna band. It’s nice being the hired gun, because you don’t have to take the performance so personally. And, as I discovered, when the singer wants to hang out and jam for a few bars, the hired gun is at an …

Shock to the system.

I had a rehearsal recently with members of another band, with whom I will be doing a few performances later this year. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, because I have been playing for so long with my drummer and musical partner in crime, Rich, that it’s always weird …

Mixed bag.

The last week has brought both good tidings and bad… Our van broke down, and we thought it might be the alternator. But we found out our extended warranty would cover that, so it would cost us very little out of pocket. Unfortunately it turned out to be the battery… …

Buried alive.

It’s been a very hectic week between work, finishing preparations for a teaching gig in D.C. last week, and trying to complete rough mixes for the band’s preproduction demo that wouldn’t embarrass me in front of our producer. Thankfully, I got to see a lot of the kids this weekend …

Real engineering.

Spent a great weekend doing preproduction recording for the band in preparation for recording our next CD, a 5-song EP we’ll be recording at Assembly Line Studios in Vienna. An abbreviated journal: Friday, August 5 Kisses and hugs for the whole family as I leave for what Eleya suspects is …

Gig and a half.

Saturday night we have a gig at Andy’s in Chestertown, MD with our good friend and very special guest drummer Evan Pollack. Y’know, I need to check with Evan on something… turns out that if you google him, you’ll see a hit on a Jeff Lynne tribute album. I keep …