This Strange Life is 10 solo bass compositions recorded with 5 string fretted and 4,5,6 string fretless basses. Creative live looping (no multi-tracking) and tastefully chosen effects provide an expansive, natural sound field that is sure to inspire and relax. This Strange Life is available on Bandcamp and iTunes.
Pandemic + Social Media = Division
Social Media use has accelerated during the pandemic and it is helping to tear the fabric of society apart. News feed algorithms have created massive division by tailoring user experience for maximum engagement, outrage, addiction and revenue. I highly recommend checking out the Center for Humane Technology. They are a highly intelligent group of folks from Silicon Valley that are…
The Social Dilemma
Has the awareness of social media’s destructive potential finally hit mainstream awareness? I sure hope so. Maybe there is hope. PLEASE check it out and decide for yourself: https://www.netflix.com/title/81254224 I’ve been quite alamed by these developments for many years. Here are a couple blog posts on the subject for a quick overview:
Surfing Documentary With Some Solo Bass Music!
I was honored to play a small part in this fabulous Surfing documentary by Nicholas Dorsey. I hope you enjoy it!
A New Video and a New Solo Bass Album In The Works
A new Solo Bass Composition using my custom Fodera Imperial 5 string bass in now on my YouTube Channel. ‘This Strange Life’ is one of many songs that will be on the next album. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for your support and subscription – I do appreciate it.
Reflecting On A Year Off Social Media
Well over a year ago I deactivated my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. The information about how Social Media was affecting its user’s had been available for some time and I couldn’t continue providing content for those platforms in good conscience. Initially the decision came with a bit of trepidation. As time passed the trepidation dissolved and the tight, uncomfortable…
New Solo Bass Album Is Released!
My new solo bass album ‘Ephemeral Lane’ is released! >>Order on Bandcamp<< >>Buy On iTunes<< Ephemeral Lane is 10 solo bass compositions recorded with 5 string fretted and 4,5,6 string fretless basses. These are unique instruments that were designed from the ground up for playing and recording solo bass. This entire album was recorded and mastered without any compression for…
Physical CDs are Still Available!
A limited supply of physical CDs for my first 4 albums are still available on Bandcamp. It is unlikely that more physical CDs will be made (digital downloads are the most popular) so get them while they are here!
The Walnut Fretless Bass
The specifications for this dream fretless bass took over 10 years to conceptualize. After trying many different wood and neck combinations and construction methods, I settled on an oak/walnut/ebony/ash combination. The woods are primarily based on Fodera’s Monarch Standard Fretless, but with the addition of a dense Northern Ash Tone block and a thick asymmetrical 28 fret position neck. I…
Unplugged From Social Media
I have unplugged from social media indefinitely and have deactivated most of my social media accounts. I am always working on new music and there’s many videos on YouTube, music on iTunes, Bandcamp, and even a new album! I will be returning emails sent to my contact page (join my mailing list there for updates). A big thank you…