A few weeks ago my friend Brent taught me the melody to a song him and his band members in the Tips wrote. The Tips are a phenomenal roots rock band out of Charleston, SC. Like most musicians I forgot the title of the song and the lyrics but the beautiful melody stuck in my […]
Arranging traditional fiddle music for other instruments like guitar and mandolin is challenging and fun. Salt Creek also known as Salt River is an old favorite around bluegrass jam sessions. On this recording I am playing 2 guitar parts and one mandolin part, also I attempt it at the speed I have heard Doc Watson […]
After listening to some old recordings of mine I decided to upload my interpretation of J.S. Bach’s Bouree I. It is not without mistakes, but then what would I have to work for. This recording is me playing one track of mandolin. Even with sparse instrumentation, Bach’s music is full, colorful, complex and interesting.
Here is an Irish tune that lends itself nicely to Guitar. For you musicians out there I used drop D tuning to get the drone sound. It helps “Jackson’s Reel,” sound a bit fuller on the arrangement played here by me on one guitar, one take.
Here is an original composition of mine. It’s two mandolin tracks by me. At the time my Guitar was getting a tune up. Nothing too sophisticated going on, no lyrics, just some easy listening I had in my head. The title is ironic on many levels. More to come! Here is Picky.
Here is another track from the Heel Toe Express recording session. It is a Ryan Adams song that Andy sings really well. I like that it is one of the more dynamic songs we cover.