Below is a video of us covering a favorite song of ours written by Little Feat. Soon this entire concert will be released as Sailing To Denver’s very first live album. The production crew at Oysterfest was nice enough to give us the soundboard quality recording of our playing at the festival. For this show […]
Just playing through scales never makes much sense to the up and coming student. Reasons for it include understanding the fretboard and having control over note selection. What seems to trump boring scale studies is real music. By altering scales and playing them in new ways we can find musical ideas. Playing what I call, […]
Below is a video we had made for, “Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard,” off our self-titled debut album. Thanks to Anthony Leo for filming and editing this project, as well as many more soon to be posted.
Below is a video of my arrangement of “Old Joe Clarke,” on one mandolin. This tune has been a staple in old-time jam sessions for over a hundred years. Although originally written for the fiddle this song is very accessible on all stringed instruments. For all you players out there, stay posted for guitar tracks, […]
This mandolin lends itself to playing melodies and rhythms with sustaining notes. This is part due to the oval hole, and part just good construction and tone. I like how it sounds on some traditional Irish tunes, below is a video with me playing The Temperance Reel. If people are interested I would be happy […]
Jethro Burns is one of my favorite all time musicians. He really changed what was considered mandolin music for the better. From bluegrass to Swing, to Gypsy Jazz and back. Beyond description. Below is a video of me playing half of a tune he wrote, so this is in honor of the man himself.