Had free tix and backstage passes last night for Idina Menzel at the Blue Hills Bank Pavillion courtesy of bass player Sean Hurley! Was a terrific show - Idina was in great voice and the band was killing too. Hung out afterwards talking with Sean and then had a quick opportunity to meet Idina who was beautiful, gracious, and in real life was tiny compared to her stage persona. Lovely evening of good music.
Friend Dan Newsom invited us to the Journey/Steve Miller/Tower of Power show! Dan's cousin is Ross Valory, Bass player for Journey - had the thrill of meeting him backstage and having our photo taken.
Got to meet Cassadee Pope last night via our good friend and guitarist extraordinare Steve Fekete who's in her touring band! Cassadee played a great opening set at Gilette stadium. So proud of Steve!
Attended the Berklee reception for the honorary doctorates pre-graduation concert. The concert was was rockin' and the graduates did a great job this year. The band was also terrific as were the arrangements (great job Ken Zambello!). Got to see Jimmy Page and Valerie Simpson close up - was a wonderful night.
Traveled up to Gilford, NH to see good friend Steve Fekete playing and singing with Vertical Horizon. Got to hang out back stage, reconnect with Steve, and meet the guys in the band - all of whom are very cool! Was able to take pictures, get autographs and got a photo with John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls. Very enjoyable show, and a fun evening!
Had a great time at the CD release show at Oliver's Night Club! Thanks to my fellow musicians Jeff Perry on bass, Scott Tarulli on lead guitar, Damian Shiner on Vocal and rhythm guitar, Adam Nazro on Drums and Beth Thomas on vocals. If you didn't make it to the show, buy the new cd!!
Join me on February 26th, 2010 at Oliver's, located in the Cask N' Flagon on Landsdown street, for a kick-ass show highlighting tunes off the new cd.
Doors open at 8:00 pm so come on down!
Well, it's taken almost three years but the cd is finally done! Just waiting for the final product to come back from replication. Now it's time to plan the release... stay tuned for the release date!
Started doing final mixes last week - hope to be done and on to Mastering by end of May. Such a long process when you can't be in the studio 24-7 for an extended period of time....
So... Steve Fekete who recorded all of the electric guitar parts on my first album and the album that we're currently mixing, is currently on tour with Avril Lavigne as her lead guitar player! We're going to check out the show in Boston on April 1st - go Steve!!! Check out his web page on my space at www.myspace.com/stevefekete.
Woo Hoo!!! it's taken a while but vocals are finally done. One or two more tracking sessions and it's on to mixing!
Yahoo! Finished lead vocals on all twelve tunes for the new cd!!
Still have a ways to go but things are moving along. Stay tuned!
Berklee alum Mike Stavitz (drums) and Berklee faculty members Jeff Perry (www.jeff-perry.com) and Scott DeOgburn (http://www.zogmusic.com/biography.htm) were in the studio recently - got all the drum and bass parts done and Scott laid down some cool piano tracks ! Have 1/2 the acoustic guitar parts done and we'll finish the rest by early Feb. Berklee alum Steve Fekete (http://www.stevefekete.com) is working on electric guitar tracks and things are definitely moving along - hope to throw some new rough samples up on the site in the next month or two - as always, stay tuned!!
Well - the time has finally arrived! Saturday we go into the studio to begin recording basic tracks for the new cd!!!
Check back in a week or so to find out how it went!
Went to see Jamie Cullum at the Opera House Thursday night - terrific show - if you can get out to see him it's well worth the ticket price. And, thanks to Sebastian De Krom, Jamie's drummer, we were able to go backstage and meet Jamie and the rest of the band. Very, very fun, impressive, and inspiring musical evening!