Friday, March 2, 2018

Chicago Reader

Peter Margasak wrote about Midtown Tilt in the Chicago Reader in advance of our show on 3/14:

"His sounds conjure emotions stoked by ephemeral sorts of nostalgia. He’s as much a jazz musician as he is a rock player, and though he’s dug into both traditions he’s definitely found his sweet spot leading the instrumental Desertion Trio...Together they forge a soothing hybrid of post-Crazy Horse grind, Ennio Morricone spaghetti-western ambience, and atmosphere-drenched exotica...

The band’s tunefulness and delicate touch—even during its most punishing passages—have a universal profundity that I’ve been unable to resist."

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Downbeat Editor's Pick

Midtown Tilt is a Downbeat Editor's Pick and the review is featured on the front page of for the month, but can be also found by following this link:

"With his Desertion Trio, Millevoi churns over dusty tones reminiscent of a Spaghetti Western soundtrack, if Ennio Morricone chose to spotlight an appreciation for high-minded jazz scaffolding and noodling psych-rock jams." 

Midtown Tilt is also referred to as "highly satisfying."

Here's the review:

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Aquarium Drunkard

Aquarium Drunkard posted an excellent review of Midtown Tilt by Tyler Wilcox that calls the record, a nonstop instrumental thrill-ride" and describes the music as "a kind of jammed out free jazz psych western noir hybrid, equal parts Crazy Horse and Nels Cline."

Check it out here:

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Philadelphia Inquirer

Today's Philadelphia Inquirer featured a really nice piece about me and Desertion Trio, among other things, in prep for our record release show.

Check it out here:

Friday, January 26, 2018


Midtown Tilt - the new record by Desertion Trio with Jamie Saft - is out now!

Gabriel Jermaine Vanlandingham Dunn at says:

"With an intro that I’d love to sample, or at least juggle in my DJ sets, and a mash-up of Spaghetti Western-influenced guitar, vibrato organ, and choppy but steady rhythm, “Numbers Maker” is one of my favorite compositions of the past year."

S. Victor Aaron at says:

"Desertion’s combination of Crazy Horse rough edges, surf music, psych blues and Western movie soundtrack leanings is truly a throwback to lyric-less rock of the 60s, even if the styles informing this music might have never been quite blended this way."

Victor Wooten for Premier Guitar

I interviewed Victor Wooten for Premier Guitar. Victor was really fun to talk to and laid down some pretty inspiring stuff!!!!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Jimmy Bryant Lesson for Premier Guitar

I had a great time putting together this lesson about one of my favorite guitarists - the original Telecaster cat, Jimmy Bryant.

Check it out at Premier Guitar, complete with notated licks and sound samples: