WYCE Jammies nomination list!

Wow, two records I’m involved with made it on this years WYCE Jammies nomination list! Though I cringe at these kinda things, it’s cool ;)


Album of the Year;

Rockit King, The – Truth Will Set You Free

Verve Pipe, The – Overboard

Song of the Year;

Rockit King, The – All’s You Got

Verve Pipe, The – Carry On

Best Alternative Album;

Rockit King, The – Truth Will Set You Free

Best Rock/Pop Album;

Verve Pipe, The – Overboard

Best Production/Engineering;

Lou J Musa – The Rockit King – Truth Will Set You Free

Brian Vander Ark and John Holbrook - The Verve Pipe – Overboard

Looking forward to rockin’ Schubas (Chicago, IL) Sat. night……

Looking forward to rockin’ Schubas (Chicago, IL) Sat. night w/ The Verve Pipe! Looks like the show is close to sold out, with just a few tickets left. Get em if you can!!! Going to be an awesome show for sure, though I’ll probably be pulling an all-nighter to play at Daybreak Sun. morning. Those early morning call times can sneak up on you pretty quick coming from a late night gig, not to mention the 3hr drive home, plus lose an hour with the time difference :/ Hmmm? Oh well, not my first rodeo ;)

Schubas Tavern

big rock show, Sat night w/The Verve Pipe @ Magic Bag…..

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends! Now time to get all geared up for the big rock show, Sat night w/The Verve Pipe @ Magic Bag (Ferndale, MI) – 8:30…. I’ll also be playing @ Daybreak Church Sunday morning! Hmmm, I see a “veg on the couch till Monday” kinda day for me in the foreseeable future ;)

The Rockit King, CD release show this Sat. at The Pyramid Scheme……

We are so excited for our CD release show this Sat. at The Pyramid Scheme w/Jim Shaneberger and Deadwood Stone, that we’ve decided to announce some special giveaways for the show. Here’s the deal; the first 25 people through the door to the show get a FREE autographed copy of our new record “Truth Will Set You Free”, the next 25 people will get a FREE digital download card. We’ll also be giving away 4 – $10 concert ticket vouchers that can be used for any Pyramid Scheme show. Many more surprises in store, so don’t miss out and get there early. Doors at 8pm…….While we count down the days to this event, here’s a old fan favorite; To ra ra boom de yeah everybody, it’s a “Bridge To Burn”!!! A live cut off our upcoming record “Double Live” (side note; this song was on our 2003 debut record “Day Late and a Dollar Short”) Please share and enjoy…..

The Rockit King – Bridge To Burn (Double Live)

The Rockit King’s, “Who R U”, is a duet about failed love and relationships….

Here’s another tune off of The Rockit King‘s new upcoming record “Truth Will Set You Free“, that I had the pleasure to write, record, and produce with some very talented musicians and friends. “Who R U“, is a duet about failed love and relationships. We’ve been performing and tweaking this song live for many years and finally captured it on a record. It features the amazing Karisa Wilson on lead vocals and Peggy Pip Keuning on background vocals…. and a very special thanks goes out to Al McAvoy for a stellar mix!!!. Please share and enjoy……

Who R U

Playing one of my favorite MI concert venues tonight……

Playing one of my favorite MI concert venues tonight w/ The Verve Pipe, The Ark (Ann Arbor, MI) – 8pm…..

West Shore Community College…..

Honored to be invited back to West Shore Community College (Ludington, MI) as a guest speaker for Ted Malt’s music appreciation and guitar class tomorrow. Main talking points will be; musical inspiration, working with others, prepping for a gig, and how “sounding good is 50% visual”. The last one is my favorite :)

A fun filled weekend of shows kicks off tonight……

A fun filled weekend of shows kicks off tonight @ Bridge Fest (Ionia, MI) w/The Verve Pipe Р10pm. Sat night, private house party w/TVP trio (Brian, Randy, and I) (Chicago, IL). Sun morning, playing the 25 year anniversary celebration @ Daybreak Church (Hudsonville, MI) Р10 & 11am. Sun afternoon-ish, relax on couch and do nothing till Monday  ;)

Bridge Fest

Ready to rock; Lake Tahoe & Det Lions opening day party….

Excited to head out to Lake Tahoe for the weekend to play Harrahs Tahoe South Shore Room” (Stateline, NV) w/ The Verve Pipe, Sat. night @ 7:30. Then Monday, I’ll be rockin’ w/Brena at Ford Field for the Detroit Lions opening day party, 1 – 3pm. Should be a fun tour, just hoping for a snag free flying experience this time ;)

Check out the tune I wrote for the new Verve Pipe record “Overboard”…

Here’s the tune I wrote w/Brian for the new Verve Pipe record “Overboard”. Enjoy….

 

Here In The Dark