Thanks to Andrea Canter for the photos from our May 23 show at Jazz Central--part of a going away concert for bassist Andrew Foreman. The Abrahamson Quartet featured Andrew Foreman, Zach Schmidt (drums), and Thomas Nordlund (baritone guitar) and me on the nylon-string. We covered Beck's album Sea Change
Here's a special thank-you to Corina Bernstein for capturing these video clips. She's taken some killer live concert photographs (for this website and those of many other performers in the Twin Cities), and you can find more of her work at http://www.corinabernstein.com/
Hey folks! It's been a long time, and here's a sketch to sharpen your appetite. I created it using live guitar, JamOrigin Midi Guitar, and Ableton Live Lite. Midi Guitar is a useful (and free) audio-to-midi converter. The whole thing sounds very 'epic soundtrack' to me.
Ashley Gold, Andrew Foreman, Zach Schmidt and I play "Kissing Me" at the Artist's Quarter:
Gary Lee Joyner introduces Atomic Guitar and discusses why AG is *not* a teacher's method or a sweep-picking exercise:
If you missed us on Kare Saturday:
Okay folks, I'm back from the bowels of the home studio with a new composition. Atavism is now for sale on CD Baby and iTunes...and my website. Click 'Store' in the drop-down menu under 'Media' and you can buy tracks directly on the site.
What is Atavism besides a great SAT word from biology class? It's the sound of a classical guitar floating above layers of glitchy electronica-inspired loops. There's a 'hook' in the pop sense and a great deal of exploration of contrast and texture.
Give it a spin, support the music with a download if you enjoy it, and let me know what you think. Enter your name/email in the checkout menu, download the track, and you'll receive a nice thank you from me *and* the full-size artwork. It's cool and and weird. You'll like it.
More coming soon.
First off, thanks to everyone who came out to see Ashley Gold and the boys at Cause tonight.
It was blustery, it was New Years Day, and we expected Lyn-Lakers to spend the evening at home, bundled in blankets, procrastination, and shame before a blazing flat screen. Instead, many of them came out for some acoustic grooving and had a great time. Really looking forward to next Sunday.
Second, a big thank you to Corina Bernstein for the wonderful photos taken at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall. They look terrific! Be sure to check out more of her craft at http://corinabernstein.photoshelter.com/
Stay tuned. It's almost 5am and that's absurd. Happy New Year, everyone!
Thanks to UnderCurrentMPLS for this video of our third Wednesday show at the Amsterdam. Only one more Amsterdam Wednesday left! Next week's co-stars are "The Dirty Pretty"; if you've not yet checked out the Max Corcoran Project, Tentacle Boy, or Lovecat, well, we have, and it's been a thrill to share the bill with each of them.
New toy alert: the Godin Grand Concert Duet Ambiance is blowing my brains. How a classical guitar and $1000s in condenser mics are hiding in an instrument that looks/plays like a Telecaster I don't know.
Come to the Amsterdam on Dec 28 and hear more. Do it for Humpday. Do it for cool music. Do it for the broodjes (I had no idea what they were either, and I guarantee you'll eat more than one). Happy Chanumas.
Thanks to UnderCurrentMPLS for posting this video of our first event at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall.
One of our brand-new songs!
You can hear us at the Red Stag Supperclub this Monday night, Dec. 12 at 9:30. We'll also be back at the Amsterdam every Wednesday this month. Shows start at 9pm. See you all soon!