photo by Emma Katz
UPCOMING NEW CD RELEASE
My new CD, "Hightailin'", will be released this Spring, 2014. This is all solo fingerstyle and percussive fingerstyle steel string guitar music. If you like Andy Mckee, Tommy Emmanuel, Chet Atkins and Leo Kottke, you're going to like this one. The recording was done at Aqua Sounds Studio on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands and the sound quality is wonderful. All of the tracks were done on guitars that I personally designed and built. I hope you dig it!
I had the distinct privilege of being asked to play on this reggae CD this year. It is various artists from the Virgin Islands and Jamaica and was released this past May on I Grade Records. Definitely check it out.
Dick's Garage / Crucian Life
Check out St. Croix's own, Dick's Garage. Had a great time at a late night studio session with these guys tracking some rock guitar parts.
One of my favorite Beatle's songs.
Here's my rendition of Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror".
Here is Deanna Brown's latest video, "The Good Life" that we wrote for her latest CD, "The Plunge". It was a great writing session that resulted in a lot of good material. I hope you enjoy it.
NEW GUITAR MODEL PROTOTYPE FINISHED
I recently finished building a new model acoustic steel string guitar, which I am dubbing my SJ (Small Jumbo) model. It has a smaller lower bout but is deeper than my JOM model. This prototype is made out of Curly Koa for the back and sides, Western Red Cedar top and Curly Koa bindings. I am very pleased with the way it sounds and how comfortable it is to play. My thanks to Gordon Pritchard for his help.
Sometimes, out of the blue, I receive emails from complete strangers that are so uplifting and positive. They humble me and remind me of the the impact music can have on others. Thank You.