This past Tuesday I was fortune enough to play with my band, as well as attend a concert myself. My gig was in the afternoon so by nightfall I was able to catch a show on the other side of Atlanta. A phenomenal string band. MilkDrive out of Austin Texas played at Eddie’s Attic. They […]
I gained many lessons and experiences from playing in a rock band in Athens, GA. In a town full of great musicians, most of whom I knew at the time, one in particular had a profound impression of my musicianship. In the video below you will see my friend and former band mate David Cardello. […]
I have recently recorded and uploaded short free mandolin lessons to youtube. After rewatching and some contemplation I realized these “tricks” I have recorded work for the youtube medium, but not optimal in the realm of actually learning and understanding the mandolin or it’s music. The “tricks,” you will find on my youtube page are […]
As the title of this entry suggests, as a musician I feel that having good instruction is key to imporvement and enjoyment of playing music. I have called myself a self-taught player, which is actually not true. I did not attend music lessons that I paid for…but my father is a great guitar player who […]
Dickey Betts and Vasser Clements. Tony Rice Playing “Georgia on my Mind,” when he still had his voice. Doc, Dawg and Jack Lawrence playing, “Sweet Georgia Brown.” Django Reinhardt playing the same tune, with his own interpretation.
Here are links to a few songs that I can’t seem to stop listening too. These are some of my favorite song writers and performers. Townes Van Zandt Playing the first song he ever wrote, “Waiting Around to Die.” Rolling Stones playing, “Torn and Frayed.” You can hear Gram Parson’s influence on the Stones music. […]