I came across an article from a musician and blogger, Ari Herstand, through a local DC musicians forum, and wanted to share his take on digital distribution. It’s a great overview and comparison of the digital distribution opportunities available today. … Continue reading Guest Repress: “Ari’s Take: CD Baby, Tunecore, Ditto, Mondotunes or ReverbNation”
Instrumental versatility is something that set the Beatles apart from many of their contemporaries and other guitar-centric bands. Their native musicianship and piano prowess, the classical piano influences of their producer George Martin (who performed the solos on Lovely Rita … Continue reading The piano, introducing The Beatles!
I finally finished that arrangement of one of my favorite songs, “Pure Imagination”, written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley for the 1971 Paramount film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. In the final touches I made tonight, I even discovered some intuitive and … Continue reading Arrangement: Pure Imagination
The Musicians On Call Holiday Party was a blast at the 9:30 Club this past Thursday! I attended with my producer and friend Dave and his girlfriend Emily. We’re all extremely proud to be volunteers helping this terrific organization; I’m looking forward … Continue reading Cheer and Charity from Musicians On Call
Thanks to everyone who bundled up and came out to hear Ro Rao, Panda Sanchez, and me at Velvet Lounge this past Saturday! I had a great time debuting some originals in a solo format for everyone! I don’t often … Continue reading Velvet Lounge Fashion
Saturday, November 23rd, please don’t miss Ro Colin Rao along with Tayne Kim (with Panda Sanchez) and yours truly (I’ll be playing a few solo cuts from my upcoming studio album in production at Innovation Station) at the Velvet Lounge. Also the frontman … Continue reading Saturday night at Velvet Lounge
My cover band, Banana Phone, and I performed a few sets at a Movember house party and benefit band bash hosted by team LoCo Mo’s. It was an awesome time and, in addition to raising the roof, we helped raise several … Continue reading What I did this weekend…
Happy Fall! I will be playing some of your favorite music from the last 40 decades at Bull Run Winery tomorrow, November 1st, between 4:30 pm and 8:30 pm. View of the Winery at Bull Run Leave behind the drama … Continue reading Covers and color at Bull Run Winery!
If you’re in Falls Church, check out Trio Grill, a new family-run neighborhood grill that’s equal parts elegance and laid-back comfort. I enjoyed playing their beautiful Yamaha grand and providing a few hours of live jazz and contemporary instrumentals to … Continue reading Soloing at Trio
Come join us at Jammin Java in Vienna, Virginia for another night of great entertainment in support of Cancer Can Rock, a unique charity “created to give gifted musicians diagnosed with terminal cancer an opportunity to share their genius with the world … Continue reading Cancer Can Rock Benefit Concert: October 1, 2013