September 26, 2013
I'm looking forward to joining up with Calexico on a set of California shows in October. It's been a while since I performed with the band and it's always a thrill to play some incredible music and hang out with good friends. Two big festivals, one in San Francisco and one in Santa Monica and two club dates including The Belly Up in Solana Beach. Get tickets here - Hope to see you there!
Oct 4 - Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival - San Francisco, CA
Oct 4 - Slims - San Francisco, CA
Oct 5 - Way Over Yonder Festival - Santa Monica Pier, CA
Oct 6 - The Belly Up Solana - Beach, CA
August 28, 2013
LA based band, Sky Parade, has released a new album, "Broken Hearts Will Kill Us All". It's a cool, but upbeat, collection of psychedelic rock with a bit of shoegaze thrown in. The music is fun and surprisingly catchy. The album was selected as a featured release on iTunes and has been gathering critical acclaim. Lead singer/songwriter Tommy Dietrick has put together a band to play some live shows and I've joined as guitarist. We'll be hitting the West Coast for a few shows playing with David J of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets fame.
Sept 7, 2013 - Desert Stars Festival at Pappy and Harriett's in Pioneertown, CA - Free!! www.desertstarsfestival.com
Sept 12, 2013 - Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco - www.cafedunord.com
Sept 13, 2013 - Blank Club in San Jose - www.theblankclub.com
August 23, 2013
It's been a crazy couple of years in the studio, but all the hard work is about to pay off. September sees the release of several albums that I had the pleasure to work on in one capacity or another. Here's a quick list of what's to come, more details as the records are released. Enjoy!
Califone - Stitches
Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
Andrew Collberg - Mind Hits
D on Darox and The Melody Joy Bakers - Tango
July 30, 2013
Heading back to Tucson, AZ this weekend, Aug 1-4, to attend The Pot Luck Audio Conference 2013. It's a gathering of the greatest minds in pro audio, well some great minds at any rate - even if they are being destroyed by beer. Peers, legends, up and coming and well established - they will all be there. I will be playing some guitar for the main event with dear friends, Devotchka drummer, Shawn King and Calexico's Sergio Mendoza. Plus I'll be sitting in at the Royer/Mojave microphone casita with vocalist Susan Marshall. Looking forward to seeing all the other engineers, producers, studio owners, audio equipment manufacturers and general audio geeks once again!
March 10, 2013
I'll be heading to SXSW this year, looking forward to the usual good times and great music in Austin - lots of both! I'll be playing guitar with up and coming singer/songwriter KaiL Baxley, whose deep southern soul is working it's way across the airwaves. Check out the video above. His new double EP comes out March 19, pre order it here: Heatstroke / The Wind and the War.
I'm also looking forward to seeing Andrew Collberg, who has a new record coming out that yours truly co-produced. Andrew will be playing with a host of Tucson bands including long time friends Giant Sand at a special Tucson Night show! Austin here we come!
February 10, 2013
I am excited to be joining the engineering staff at Skylab Studio! Skylab is a professional project recording studio in Los Angeles. Started in 2001 by Tommy Dietrick (Sky Parade, The Brian Jonestown Massacre), Skylab has become the go to studio for discerning LA bands, musicians and recording artists who appreciate quality sound and dedicated engineers. Skylab is currently expanding to include a brand new control room, a welcome addition to the already impressive space and gear. I've been busy learning the system and have already enjoyed making some great music with some awesome bands. For more information and booking check out Skylab Studio.
Tommy Dietricks's credits include:
Robby Krieger (The Doors)
Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols)
KRS One (Hip Hop Legend)
Courtney Taylor and Zia McCabe (The Dandy Warhols)
Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie/Tin Machine)
Clem Burke (Blondie)
Dizzy Reed (Guns and Roses)
Mark Gardener (Ride)
Derek Forbes (Simple Minds)
James Greer (Guided By Voices)
John “Twink” Alder (The Pretty Things)
Pete Kember (Spacemen 3)
Nick Jago (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)
Ziggy Sigmund (Econoline Crush)
Jay Aston (Gene Loves Jezebel)
James Stevenson (Gene Loves Jezebel, Sisters Of Mercy)
Nate Ryan (The Black Angels)
Bob Schutz (Brazillian Jazz)
Nick Schutz (Masanga)
Robert Kyle (renown saxophone artist)
Scott Martin (Tito Puente)
January 24, 2013
I played keyboards on this Iron and Wine session back in 2011 for the Morning Becomes Eclectic Radio Show on KCRW in LA. The session was taped at The Village Recording Studio and they decided to make a vinyl only album for record store day. Good stuff!