Category: Music

Professional songwriter, performer, educator

One In the Same

Recently my friend, Mark Keating, completed his new album, One In the Same. He’s got mad guitar skills and the tunes will make you want to put the album on “repeat.” You can get it on iTunes here . Congratulations, Mark!

CD Release Party!

    The date is approaching… If you haven’t yet RSVP’d to the Facebook event you can do so here. It’s going to be a great time. Playing with my friends and I for the night will be Mark Keating and Matthew Inkala and the Hostages. Mark Keating http://www.reverbnation.com/markkeating Bio: I was raised in a…
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Songbook – I Let My Dandelions Grow

This is part of my Songbook series…unfinished tracks right out of my songbook, as they’re written, to document the journey from concept to album track in my next CD. I know I already did a blog post on this tune…but you didn’t get to hear it! It’s been a rough few months of anticipation for…
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Songbook – Heroes

This is part of my Songbook series…unfinished tracks right out of my songbook, as they’re written, to document the journey from concept to album track in my next CD. I was having a discussion with a friend recently and through the course of it I got the sense that we all, no matter how good we…
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Songbook – My Favorite Part

I’m starting a new project, the online songbook, of which this is the first piece. I thought “You know, the recording process takes so long and I write songs rather frequently…it might be cool to put all these new song ideas on the web and update them as the songs develop towards their finished state…
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I Let My Dandelions Grow

It’s no big secret that I’m not so much a fan of doing yardwork, but alas it has to be done sometimes. It’s curious that I have a dislike for it though, because once I’m out doing it I enjoy it, and afterwards I feel good for having gotten it done. Anyways there is one…
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Good Things are Happening

I just noticed that I hadn’t posted an update since January. It’s less of a reflection on my inattentive blogging and more an indicator of how much we’ve done since then…not much. But now… songwriting:done recording parts: done editing: done equalizing (EQ): done mixing: working on it mastering: there have been conversations artwork: done! Then,…
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So…is it going to be done soon?

So here’s an update on the album… songwriting:done recording parts: done editing: done equalizing (EQ): pending volume automation mixing: nope mastering: not so much artwork: ??? So we have all the parts recorded; all the “raw tracks”, that is. What we’re working on now is called volume automation. Basically it involves going through all the…
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Editing…like spellcheck or something?

songwriting:done recording parts: done editing: working on it… equalizing (EQ): nope mixing: nope mastering: not even close artwork: I think Sarah’s doing something…haven’t seen it though. So we finally got all the parts recorded…no mean feat let me tell you. Now we’re beginning the process of editing, which I was not aware you even needed…
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That didn’t take so long…

I don’t know about you, but when I get an idea in my head I tend to make it happen as quickly as possible. After my trip to the Homestead Pickin Parlour to check out some mandolins I got the mando-bug and just had to buy one. I didn’t want to make a huge investment…
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