Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Xmas Album Available and Holiday Shows 2011!

Hi, hope everyone had a wonderfull Thanksgiving holiday. I'm proud to announce that my holiday album "Fireplace Christmas Tunes" is finally finished! You can purchase a copy at:
They make GREAT stocking stuffers.....wink wink ;)

You can preview my album here:

Also, I have some holiday shows lined up in Dec 2011, where I play a special holiday set. Come celebrate the holidays with me at the following upcomming holiday shows:

Sat Dec 3rd @ Fairfax Festival of Lights
Sun Dec 4th @ Philadelphia Christmas Village
Fri Dec 9th @ Baltimore Folk Music Society Open Mic Featured Artist
Sat Dec 10th @ DC Holiday Market
Sun Dec 18th @ Philadelphia Christmas Village
Mon Dec 19th @ Carney Assembly Church Benefit Show
"Fireplace Christmas Tunes" consists of arrangement of 14 holiday classics rearranged for instrumental classical guitar, folk guitar, and jazz guitar (Joe Pass style) format with light accompaniment from violins and cellos for the acoustic tracks, and upright bass and drums for the jazz tracks.

Track Listing

1. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
2. White Christmas
3. Chestnuts
4. Sleigh Ride
5. I'll Be Home For Christmas
6. Little Town of Bethlehem
7. Silver Bells
8. Noel / Silent Night
9. Oh Holy Night
10. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
11. Gloria
12. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
13. We Three Kings
14. What Child Is This?

Monday, November 21, 2011

4 GREAT Austin Acts touring through the mid-atlantic this winter!

Hey Everyone, just wanted to let you know that 4 GREAT Austin acts will be touring through the mid-atlantic this winter. I've seen each act numerous times, and I wouldn't recommend them to you if I thought these acts were medoicre. This is also a great chance to get a "taste" of the Austin music scene if you've never lived in Austin:

One Eyed Doll- seen them 3 times now, and they're the BEST LIVE ACT I've ever seen, period! A goth-metal  band, they have the wildest stage antics and stage persona I've ever seen, most entertaining act i've seen in a while. The singer pours every ounce of soul, emotion, expression, and energy and plays every show like it's her last. She's like Iggy Pop on steriods. Previous OED show I been to, the singer jumped into the audience, tossed a guitar at me, pours water and slaps a guy on-stage, kicks over her drummer's drum kit, and jumps on-top of her drummer. She also huggs ALL over her fans after her show =)
Awesome and HILARIOUS music video:
Tues Nov 29th & Jaxx Nighclub, Springfield VA

Seth Walker- He's a bluesman who sings like Ray Charles, and plays guitar like T-Bone Walker. His soulful music grooves, swings, and makes your foot tap. Must listen to any Ray Charles fan.
Sat Dec 3rd @ Glen Echo Ballroom

Gary Clark Jr.- Nephew of Austin blues legend, W.C. Clark, who wrote the song "Cold Shot" that Stevie Ray Vaughan made famous. he melds old-school blues with a more modern R&B flare. Sounds like Joe Louis Walker, Otis Rush, and Hound Dog Taylor
Fri Dec 16 @ 8x10 (Baltimore)
Sat Dec 17th @ Red Palace (DC)

Eric Johnson- Grammy winning guitar virtuoso instrumentalist. His version of instrumental fusion shred-rock melds rock, blues, country, and jazz together.
Sun Jan 8th @ Birchmere (Alexandria,VA)
Tues Jan 10th @ Soundstage (Baltimore)

Thursday, November 3, 2011