Monday, December 5, 2016

An Introduction to the Wide World of Alternate 12-string Tunings now on Soundfly

About 5 years ago, I was obsessed with finding new tunings for my 12-string Stratocaster, leading to my albums Black Figure of a Bird and In White Sky.

Today, Soundfly published my article on getting started finding tunings on 12-string for yourself. Check it out here, complete with audio samples:

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

NYC Taper - duo with Chris Forsyth

NYC Taper did an archival post of this show that Chris Forsyth and I played as a duo last November at Trans-Pecos in New York. This opening set for Lee Ranaldo is probably one of my favorite sets of Chris' music that I've played.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Compass: Philadelphia, PA

I wrote this article about Philadelphia for Soundfly's COMPASS series. Much hype about lots of things I like in Philly, including Ars Nova Workshop, The Rotunda, John Coltrane House, DiPinto Guitars, The First Unitarian Church (R5 Productions), Spruce Street Harbor Park, Fire Museum Presents, and a shout out to Dan Blacksberg's Yiddish Dance Party, and more.…/compass-philadelphia-pa/

Monday, October 31, 2016

Interview with Sun Ra Arkestra's DM Hotep

I set down with Sun Ra Arkestra guitarist DM Hotep to chat about his experience in the group for the Ars Nova Workshop website.

The Arkestra are one of my favorite live bands and I'm going to see them tonight for their annual Halloween show. I have no doubt they'll take us all to Saturn.

Check it out here:

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

SUPER SALE --- Free Music!

HELP FUND THE NEW DESERTION RECORD (featuring Johnny DeBlase, Kevin Shea, Jamie Saft, and Ashley Tini) AND GET FREE STUFF

This week : buy a copy of the DESERTION (CD or d/l) from and I'll give you a free surprise copy of another album!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Is There Such a Thing as a “Single Instrument Virtue”?

I was invited to write an editorial on "single instrument virtue" for the Flypaper blog, part of the music education site, Soundfly.

Here are my thoughts on the guitar, the drums, and how it all fits together: