About three years ago, I made an appearance as a guest on the”Ariel, Zoey & Eli, Too” TV show which airs on NBC’s Cozi TV. For that episode we shot a music video, Eli and I traded guitar solo’s, and I gave a behind the scenes interview. I had an awesome time on set, and it was fun to work again with this very talented family.
Well, I never did get a chance to see that episode and kinda forgot about it. So I recently acquired a copy of the show from Matt (show producer). Much to my surprise, forgot about a scene that was shot where I play an impromptu guitar solo. So I thought it would be cool to take that video clip and show my guitar students that even when noodling around on your instrument you should be thinking what the chord changes are doing in your head. The first half of the video, is the actual unedited solo from the show / second half, I overdubbed the chords of what I believe the changes were I was playing to (It’s loose but you get the idea). btw; this was originally recorded in 2012, so yeah – I’m about 20lbs lighter now and my hair is short 😉 Enjoy…….
Off to Detroit to play one of the coolest gigs of the summer! The “Wild Summer Nights” concert series @ Detroit Zoo w/ The Verve Pipe – today 7pm (two sets; one for kids, one for grownups). Also, one of the few times I get to bring the family along. Looking forward to a great day
Back at it this weekend! Headlining the “Rock The Arts” festival @ Potawatomi Park (Rensselaer, IN) tomorrow night w/The Verve Pipe – 9pm. Then head over to the VIP after-party to play a few tunes, roll back home round 4am, sleep for couple hours, and play a couple services at Daybreak Church. Hmmm, why do you do that to yourself (you may ask)? “Cause its, AWESOME!!!” 😉 See ya tomorrow Indiana…………
Excited to be playing DTE Energy Music Theatre (Clarkston, MI) tomorrow night w/The Verve Pipe for the H.O.R.D.E. Festival. Though I have a feeling the ringing I usually get in my ears after a show will be replaced by harmonica licks :/
Off to Traverse City, MI for the weekend! Rockin’ the “Traverse City Food and Wine Festival” w/The Verve Pipe, Saturday night – 6pm. What a perfect way to celebrate fathers day! Play a show, and hang out at an awesome festival (mainly in the VIP artist lounge of course – lol), weather is shaping up to be pretty awesome as well. “Let the good times roll”……..
Big weekend of shows ahead!!! Friday night w/The Rockit King @ Rubble’s Bar (Mount Pleasant, MI) – 8pm, Saturday night w/The Verve Pipe @ Rotary of Coopersville presents THE VERVE PIPE (Coopersville, MI) – 8pm, then finish the weekend Sunday morning Daybreak Church (Hudsonville, MI) – 9:30 and 11am. Immediately following = rest and relaxation on the lazy boy or out by the pool (either will suffice)… Let the summer begin 😉
Had a great time yesterday on air w/John Sinkevics & Local Spins. Check out the interview here;
Here’s a TBT tune from 2006 “Did You ?” from The Rockit King. It’s the opening track from our (unreleased) DVD/Album “Double Live”. Recorded live at The Interection (Grand Rapids, MI). Enjoy……
Geared up and ready to rock The Music Box Supper Club (Cleavland, OH) w/The Verve Pipe tomorrow night – 7:30pm . I hear this show is close to sold out, so grab tickets if you can………………
Back to rockin’ w/The Verve Pipe this weekend! Sat. morning, a special Family concert/fair @ The Ark (Ann Arbor, MI) – 11am. Sat. night, we hit Bells Brewery (Kalamazoo, MI) for a rock show – 9pm. Minus the travel and set up, it’ll be a fun day 😉