Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Greenwich Hotel

I play the Greenwich Hotel once a month with the tiny string band. The bar is combination of a tavern in Ironweed and the ball room in the Shining. We love playing there.

Come Out to the Woods

A new video from me and my great friends, the Men of Great Courage-"Come Out to the Woods" directed by Richard Marr-Griffin.
Jim Berger- Bass
Rick Couto- Drums
Jonathan Gregg- Steel Guitar
Bob Kirkman - Banjo
Richard Reed - Keys

Monday, August 20, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Rehearsing with no effects

I play the guitar in my band and when we play a gig, I use a few different stomp boxes. They are: compressor, micro-amp, distortion, tremelo and echo. These pedals come in handy when I'm trying to create a vibe or make the note take a different kind of life. Lately, in rehearsal, I've been plugging directly into my amp using no stomps boxes. There is definitely something to be said about plugging into an amp, turning it up to its sweet spot and playing. In rehearsal I use a low wattage amp (12 watts) and it breaks up pretty nicely at a reasonable volume. However, when you're used to using stomp boxes it can be a challenge to play naked. I don't know if it's more enjoyable to play directly plugged into the amp but it definitely is a good work out. I find myself forced to play with more definition and less flash. I think that's a good thing. I haven't put the stomp boxes away but I do try to use them more judiciously and try to get more out of the fingers, strings and amp.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

How I spent one day of my Christmas vacation

Chased some chickens around my brother's house-

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Let's Celebrate

Here's a tune I wrote and recorded at home. In the tradition of Slim Harpo, here's a song for celebrating. 'Let's Celebrate' Hope these times find you happy and hope this tune makes you a little happier-

Monday, November 7, 2011


Hammer in my heartI was lucky enough to contribute a few songs to the soundtrack for Richard Marr-Griffin's film, 'Exhumed'. Here's a link to one of them, 'Hammer in My Heart.'