Wishing all my FB friends, and family a Happy Thanksgiving!!! Look forward to seeing many of you at the annual Verve Pipe holiday show this Friday night @ The Intersection (Grand Rapids, MI) – doors at 6:30…….
Got to dust off my ’59 Gibson ES125 today at Daybreak Church for a jazz tune we were playing. Man, I forgot how good this guitar sounds. Nothing beats it especially strung up with some D’Addario Chrome flat wound strings, running through a vintage amp w/ vibrato…….www.facebook.com/daddario
Back home from a radio interview/performance at WKAR at the MSU campus in East Lansing, MI w/The Verve Pipe. Tomorrow night we’ll be performing at The Ark (Ann Arbor, MI) – 8pm, where we’ll be debuting some new material. It’s going to be a fun show, but not looking forward to the Michigan / Michigan State game traffic and overall chaos that is expected tomorrow afternoon :/ Glad I’m not driving 😉
We’re pleased to debut the “Hit and Run” music video. The video was created by Ofir Sasson, an independent animator and illustrator from Israel whose visual style was inspired by early animation and films from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s and characterized by the use of simple geometrical shapes and lines, paired together with dark and gritty themes.
Check out the new Verve Pipe single “If I Could Make You Feel“;
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 :/