I’ll be playing with the Modern Relics (just a three piece this time) at Conor Byrne on Saturday Jan. 5th. We are still working on those recordings, and they are coming along nicely.
Three For T is stepping back into the Imperial Room to start work on their next EP. I’m off to NYC for the CMJ Festival. Three days of mixing bands live on air for KEXP. Then it’s off to Reykjavik for more of the same from the Iceland Airwaves Festival.
The EP from Kladryby Gold that I recorded at The Imperial Room is out. Great stuff, and the band celebrated the release by stepping back into the Room to start the next one.
A full length from Davad Bavas that I mixed and added some pedal steel flavor to was also released in May.
A Breakthrough in Field Studies completed 13 tracks with me at the Imperial Room. Look for an EP and a full length to be released soon.
We have one Modern Relics cut ready for the world to hear. “Back Where I Belong” is the first of many to come. Go to www.modernrelicsmusic.com/ to listen and get a free download.
EP’s from Three for T and Kladruby Gold, and full length records from David Bavas and Origami Ghosts have all been finished up at the Imperial Room and are off to mastering.
Modern Relics is a new project I am part of with old Westerly friends Josh Schramm and Bob Hyde. It’s a country soul sort of vibe with keys and a horn section. It’s going to be a lot of fun. We just started busting some tracks, so hope to have something to show around soon.
Headed down to Austin Texas once again for the South by Southwest music festival. This will be my 7th year doing this for KEXP. This year we will be back at Mellow Johnny’s bike shop doing three days ( March 14-16) of remote broadcasting. Five bands a day will play live on the air. Bands such as , The Wedding Present, Of Monsters and Men, Shearwater, Imperial Teen, and Allen Stone are scheduled to perform. It’s free and all ages so if your in Austin come on by. Check out kexp.org for a complete listing.
Your Imaginary Friend is a collection of traditional tunes (and a few originals) geared towards the kids. Performed by Greg Ruby and Jana Vitols as well as a few of their friends. Greg did the recording and they brought it to me to mix in the Imperial Room. Check out yourimaginaryfriendseattle.wordpress.com for more info.
Wow, February already? Been a while since I’ve checked in here.
January had many highlights for me. Performed with Gabrial Mintz at the Sunset Tavern, as well as The Family Crest at the Tractor.
Mixed KEXP in studio sessions for Alabama Shakes, The Walkabouts , Fitz and The Tantrums, James Mercer, and Canon Blue amongst others. Go to kexp.org to take a listen.
More tracking with Seattle band Kladruby Gold in The Imperial Room. We are on to mixing with this project and its sounding amazing.
Made some major updates to The Imperial Room of Imperial. Latest OS on the MAC and now running Pro Tools 10. Invested in a few more quality plugins to boot.
I’ll be performing again with Gabrial Mintz on Feb. 28th. This time at the beautiful Triple Door in downtown Seattle.
Started tracking on an EP for Seattle band Three For T. Also mixing some new material for David Bavas. Playing a little steel on his stuff as well. Looking forward to the new year. A few exciting things coming up in January such as a KEXP in studio with my old friends The Walkabouts, and more work with Kladruby Gold in the Imperial Room.
I’ll also be performing with Gabriel Mintz at the Sunset Tavern on Saturday Jan. 21, 2012!!!
Happy New year!
Iceland Airwaves music festival in Reykjavik Iceland. Well, what can I say. Iceland is an incredible place. If you ever get the chance, GO! I was there for nine days total. I mixed 15 bands live on the air, and recorded another 10 or so in living rooms and practice spaces. Our broadcast went out live from KEX hostel in Reykjavik. That’s right, KEXP at KEX. Crazy. It was the perfect laid back environment for us to do our remote and the bands (mostly Icelandic) brought it strong. Sets by Mugison, For A Minor Reflection and Of Monsters and Men rocked the house. Check out the KEXP youtube page for videos of the performances.
Next it was off to NYC for the CMJ festival. We were live once again from the lobby of the Ace Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. 12 bands played live on the air over three days. Seattle band The Lonely Forest were one of the standouts for me.
Just returned from Portland Oregon and Musicfest NW. Three days of KEXP broadcast and live on air performances from the Doug Fir. Had a great time and even made it out in the evenings to catch more music.
The Bumbershoot festival over labor day also had me busy mixing KEXP live performances from our private stage. Highlights for me were Trombone Shorty and Vusi Mahlasela
Laid down some pedal steel for my old friends in Estocar. The new stuff sounds cool and I’m looking forward to hearing the finished product.
October will take me to Iceland for the Iceland Airwaves Festival. Then it’s off to New York for CMJ.
Standout KEXP in studio performances this month were Matthew Sweet acoustic, and an incredible live set from Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.
Jon Spencer has been doing this a long time and he knows what he wants. It was a pleasure working with him to get the sound he was going for. Nice guy and a very unique musician.
July found me gigging with Drummerboy and mixing bands at the Capitol Hill Block Party.
My friend Jeff Hayes is the mastermind behind drummer-boy.org. Jeff has been a drummer about town in the Seattle blues scene for years. He had the idea to make a list of roots players that he has wanted to play with and put together bands as necessary to play shows. I was fortunate enough to be asked to come along on one of these pick up band gigs. Blues on the pedal steel you ask? Well, I wasn’t sure what I had gotten myself into but it ended up being a huge success. I learned a lot and had a blast. Looking forward to doing more in the future.
KEXP‘s live broadcast from the Capitol Hill Block Party was a hit as always. Acts including the Posies, Handsome Furs, The Head and the Heart, and the Young Evils all played killer sets. Looking forward to our broadcasts from Bumbershoot and Music Fest NW in September.
Finished up the new record from Hard Money Saints at The Imperial Room. “Hot Rod Trash” is the 3rd record I have done with the group.
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Seattle band Kladruby Gold began tracking at the Imperial Room.
The Buckets EP is out now!
The new Eddie Vedder ukulele record recently released features one track (a duet with Chan Marshall) recorded by me at AVAST! back in 2003.
Records by Joshua Dennis and Kory Nagler were recently released. Both were recorded at The Imperial Room and feature me on pedal steel.
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