Inside These Guitars
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Inside These Guitars
This record is my deepest favorite. Sorry other children, I love you too! It's 100% instrumental. If you dont like my singing, maybe you'll love this record. No overdubs. One guitar at a time, one tune at a time. The guitar has always been my true home. This record comes from there, inside it.
The simple six string sounds the soul
as if a shining sun
had shone upon the dancing hands
a soul immersed in fun.
Dancing By The River
I recorded this record coming off the heels of fronting one hell of a band. A band that flew too close to the sun. Or closer than it could stand, which I surmise is too close. There are some real good tunes on here. I wont record myself playing fiddle now, but I did then (on a couple tunes). While my fiddling has gotten better, so have my smarts… No fiddle on my next record! Oh wait, I should be talking about THIS record. It's a time capsule, and as I said, the songs on it are good. I'm proud of them. That's my take on it.
Let's see. I thought I had a friend once, but now he's gone. We made a good record though. We never released it, really. So here it is, a pretty much unheard body of music, from the traditional to the highly original. I think Travis (Burch) flipped out in the end, and I hope he's good. He played (Mandolin) and sang his ass off here, that much I know. Buy it. If you dont like it I'll refund ya.
Pressure In The West
This record is most dear to me. My first. Recorded up in Milwaukee, right around ‘95 or so. Willy Porter graciously provided a studio and engineering/producing acumen. The cover pic was taken of me running 18 miles an hour down a sand dune in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan. There’s some great songs, and this record also documents so well my earliest fingerstyle guitar rants.
This was one helluva a great band. We had a moment, a long one. Big thanks to Guy Fiorentini, (the bassist) for engineering this recording AND playing the bass in the live shows all at once. Incredible. This record captures the urgency and joy of Salt Creek, totally. I had, a few-ish years prior to this recording, become most smitten with the banjo. This record is a culmination of the first segment of my two part banjo journey. (The 2nd is Hartford-y) It also features one of the best rock guitarists (Jim Eanelli) around. Oh wait, the drummer?? Get outta town. Erik Radloff is skin king. Buy this one.