Wow, it has been over a year since I posted on this blog. I hope no one has been waiting on me. LOL! So much has happened musically and otherwise in my life, that it is hard to write about it all. Actually, I do write about it a lot on Facebook and but not here. I guess I think of this page as my official music site, so I only post gigs and my music.
The Thomas Fire last December brought about some major changes in my life. I moved back to the Coachella Valley after the fire as we weren't able to live in our old place anymore. But we landed in a fabulous spot here in the desert and I am loving it here. I wrote a song about my experience of the fire and will releasing it this Fall.
I have been slowly building my home project studio over the last few years. Lately, I have made some important additions to the studio including a set of Yamaha reference monitors, a Fender Super Sonic amp, a Zoom effects pedal and a new gig chair. Last week, I found my dream production computer, a MacBook Pro loaded with tons of audio production software. I am very excited about finally having the ability to raise the production quality of my music. It wasn't bad before but music buyers, production companies and others have told me that my music wasn't quite at the commercial quality level they need. They really liked the music just couldn't use most of it as is. With the new computer and incredible software, you will be hearing a new level of production quality soon (once I figure out how to use all this stuff).
I am excited about the opportunity to perform again in the Coachella Valley. There are some great venues here. My first performance here is coming up Sept. 28 at the End of Summer Bash '18. There will be wide variety of music and other performances, including Reggae, Rock, Hip Hop, Acoustic, Spoken Word, and more. I hope this will serve as a spring board to more gigs in the area.
One of my instrumentals, "Surf's Up," is under consideration for use in a major ad campaign. This piece is one of my most successful; it has been used in a Kardashian show, a film and a cable TV show. With the new production capabilities I now have in the studio, I am expecting a lot more licensing success in the future.