I am guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who loves the creative process - a studio rat I guess. I love to experiment with different styles, gear and sounds. I believe you will find my catalog to be eclectic and diverse. I love the rush you get from running with an idea and capturing it while it is fresh and "off the cuff". I'll let the sound and feel of the gear I am using and the mood I am in dictate the direction I will go in - in the moment, record it and move onto something else.
Music gives me an outlet and an escape from reality.
Simple - to be able to write, record and play music for as long as I am able. I do it because I love it.
Peace, tolerance and respect. We all bleed the same colour.
There are too many to list. As far back as I can remember, I have always been in love with and intrigued by music - always wanting to understand how the individual parts sum up to create the whole. The one album that made me say - 'I want to do that' is BB King's "Live at Cook County Jail" - it is the reason I pursued the electric guitar first.
BB King, Angus Young/Malcolm Young, John Fogerty, Tony Iommi, Manny Charlton, Randy Rhoads, Robert Johnson and too many other bluesmen to list here.
A few different sources come to mind - definitely my mood and what is going on in my life. The instruments I play and the combinations thereof. Studying and experimenting with music theory - experimenting with those little dots and lines. But mostly - it is writing music I want to hear.
It isn't meant to sound polished. I write and record in the moment - it is about capturing what is going on at the time and then let it breath freely.
Strangely - I feel terrified and right at home at the same time. I consider myself more a studio rat than a performer, but do enjoy the rush of a good live performance.
Thanks to technology, Music and the ability to create, produce and release it yourself is so much more accessible to everyone now. I think there are pros and cons to that. I also think it has diluted the musical landscape in a way while over-populating it at the same time - it is really difficult to stand out anymore, simply because there are just so many options now.
I have been here for about 1 year now and I love it.
Writer's block. Not having the time to be in a band. Not finding like-minded musicians. Thus I have learned to play a variety of instruments and continue to do so. The learning process can be very inspiring.
My life is busy - so one of the things i wish i could do more often is attend live shows locally. But when i do get the chance, i love to go see the local live acts.
Wish i knew....obviously a good product is necessary - if you are good and people like you, they talk about you and word of mouth can help - especially for the up and coming "local" talent. Things like social media and of course organizations and apps like this are an immensely insane boost to the word of mouth concept. A single post can reach so many people - we now live in a world where, IF they are looking for it, they WILL find it. Post your stuff!!!!
There is a local guy to the Hamilton, Ontario, Canada area, Steve Strongman, who is fantastic. Blues guitarist / vocalist with an encyclopedic arsenal of blues chops. He his really really great.