As I sit here and type this post out, I'm enjoying the most time I've had off all year. It's been a busy one, to say the least. I toured all over the world, multiple times, as a tech for Kings Of Leon. Now that that's all over, I really hope to be back on the road in 2018 as a musician. It's been a few years since I was in that position and I miss it greatly. I can't say much now, but it's looking good that I'll be on my main instrument of guitar this Spring.
Here's a couple updates for ya...
1. THE PODCAST: If you haven't listened to the last few episodes, go to wherever you listen to podcasts or right here. Check out my "Top 10 Albums Of 2017" episode and also my episode with Colin Rigsby of Vesperteen! I am also introducing a new episode format for 2018. It's called "The Vinyl Variety Hour" and it's a way for me to get more episodes out, without having a guest all the time. Each episode, I'll be pulling 10 records from my vinyl collection and playing and talking about them on the show. It might be stuff that influenced me, stuff I played on, bands I want you to know about...etc. I also still co-host an all Metallica podcast called Metal Up Your Podcast, if you haven't heard it yet.
2. MUSIC: As most of you know, I have released several solo recordings over the last few years. Over the last year of touring, I have been slowly writing what will become my next album. I'm going back to my early roots in music and making a Reggae/Ska record. I'm hoping to be in the studio in the next couple months to knock it out and get it in your hands! I have also been spending my time off working with another artist, Jemere Morgan. I met him through his father and his band, Morgan Heritage. I played on both of their albums. Morgan Heritage's album actually is up for a Grammy this year! Pretty cool! Jemere and I have been collaborating together on n songs for his next album. I might be jobless right now, but I'm sure having fun making good music with good people! I've got plans to play more live shows in 2018, as well!
3. RECORDING: Lastly, if you are a singer, songwriter, in a band, etc...I am offering online session work! I am available to record guitar, bass, drums, lap steel and a few other instruments for your recording. Head to my "Online Studio" page and lets work together!
Thanks to all of you who support and keep up with me. I wish you happiness and peace in 2018!