Thursday, March 30, 2017

March End Up-Date

LOTS moving....including workshop and gig dates:
David (w/ Marcie) on TV-36

Lousiville (songwriting clinic)

Shelbyville April 29 (songwriting deluxe clinic)
Shelbyville April 29 (performance - with guest Marsha Lee)
Lousiville May 20 (songwriting clinic)
Lexington May 21 ("play today" ukulele clinics)
Lexington May 28 (Blues Between the Bridges show) intern meeting this Saturday with a handful of people....

...loads of new stories and interviews at Skinny Devil Magazine (including interviews with Grammy winning blues master Roy Rogers and the re-publishing of the last of the Lost Interviews from Tinfoil, including interviews ewith Bobby Ferrara, Badi Assad, BTBAM guitarist Dusty Waring, and Grammy winning Phil Keaggy).

Also lining up interviews (they aren't complete yet, so I won't name names) with a couple more Grammy nominees & winners. Hoping we'll be featuring about 80-100 new stories on SD Magazine this year (shattering our goal of 60).

Speaking of goals...just heard the mix of "In the Pines", one of 3 songs on the new EP of old (and public domain) songs. Awaiting mixes on the other two songs ("Stack o' Dollars" and "Wayfaring Stranger") and then we'll be releasing it...and getting to work recording the new EP of original music.
LexJam 10th anniversary show

Workouts have been better - very intense (today was 300 stairs, 300 push-ups, 300 squats, 300 sit-ups, 300 dips) - and guitar workouts have been yielding measurable results, too!

Had a BLAST at TV-36 the other day doing an interview and being the "house band"! Looking forward to some more of that!

More soon!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Recording Complete & Shelbyville, KY Gigs Confirmed

On-stage in Morehead, KY 2017
MORE DATES PENDING in Nashville, TN, Cincinnati, OH, Louisville, KY, Macon, GA, and more....for university clinics, store workshops (songwriting, inprov, etc), and public performances.

Scheduling music intern meeting(s) now for paid and non-paid projects.

Recording for the new 3 song EP of old folk & blues songs complete. Awaiting mixes now....but suffice to say it picks up where "Carnival at the Crossroads" left off. That is, these are old (public domain) songs from 19th & 20th century brought into the 21st century in all their neo-cyber glory!

Work-out schedule so far this week:

Monday (broken into 3 short work-outs across the day) - 300 push-ups, 200 stairs, 300 dips, 300 squats, 50 pull-ups, 200 sit-ups.

Tuesday (broken into 2 work-outs) - Go-dai series, Tibetan Rites, 100 squats, various light calisthenics.

Wednesday (so far) - 500 stairs, 100 pull-ups, 400 squats, 300 calf raises.

[edit: Thursday work-out - 200 push-ups, 200 dips, 200 squats, 300 sit-ups and Friday saw 100 pull-ups, 250 calf raises, 300 squats...and a few hours later another 50 pull-ups]

In addition, I finally got back to specific guitar practice (other than scales and such) and am focusing on heavy rhythm drills (polyrhythms, specifically) and fingerstyle blues (constant thumb drone against fingers for chords, licks, melodies, etc) plus a bit of arpeggio work. Realized also that I slide when soloing more than the average player, so really building on that....and other "Skinny Devil-isms", as one of my students put it (haha!).

Saturday, March 4, 2017

March: Studio, Live, Workshops, Magazine


JUST FINISHED UP in the studio working on the new EP coming soon from Marsha Lee, with Nathan Eisenberg manning the board. It ain't every day you get to jam on a folk tune in 9/8! Can't wait for the release!

Next up in the studio - throwing down some electric guitar on music by Gregory Francis (with Richard Easterling at the helm). Let's do that soon, Richard!

Then tomorrow at Willis Music Lexington is the Songwriting Workshop - Lexington...teaching thru the week at COC & Hurst Music....Thursday in Morehead for Songwriting Workshop - Morehead & David M. McLean at Pasquales....teaching & TV after that.....


NEW at Skinny Devil poetry from Liz Fink Davenport..."Guitar Gods" interview with Cody article on the adrenal response and how to crush STAGE FRIGHT so it doesn't crush of a book of poetry by none other than Johnny Cash!

More coming soon....including Thomas Suggs (starting a band, pt 2) and lessons from Alan Robinson!
....and that get's us through the first coupla weeks!!!