The Album, The Gear, The Band
I recently purchased two new guitars and an amp. I've always wanted to perform as part of a group, but I've been able to get away with flying solo on the acoustic guitar. All 12 songs were written during a period spanning both my high school and college years--each one tied to a distinct time of developmental struggle or awakening. I don't consider it a polished or masterful piece of work, but at least an honest one that in many ways represents the hurdles I had to overcome in order to produce it. And--having produced the entire thing on my own from start to finish--I... Throughout that time, I continued writing and exploring new sounds--and now I have another whole collection of songs I'm excited to work on. Jumping into transition, I've quite literally "geared up" for what's to come. I'd attempted recording an album a few times since high school, but always managed to sabotage myself in one way or another. Our plan is to start gigging within the next few months after we've got a good batch of songs practiced and ready to go. ) The other is a brand new G&L ASAT Special semi-hollow electric, which I've named Gun and paired up with a lightly used Vox AC30cc2x amplifier. In September I released my first album With Tongue & Teeth . Completing the project ended up being a bit of a revitalizing experience for me. call it a time of "mental throat-clearing" if you will. I won't go into the nitty gritty of it, but in short I just wasn't ready to do it. Now that it's done, With Tongue & Teeth feels to me like a time capsule of sorts. Thus, I'm happy to say I've started jamming with a stellar group of righteous musicians I met in college. It's only been about a month since we started getting together on the weekends, but so far the sounds we're making are super rad and I'm stoked about the direction things are headed. In a sense I feel I've caught up with myself and my music.