The sun sets, the wind dies, the surf subsides to an ebb and flow of wavelets across the sand.
Un-guitar-like guitar music. This is music that poured out of me as if from some other place. I listen back and think, "This is me?"
This is my first album, made in 1989 using conversation and music recorded at a weekend gathering of college friends, both edited excerpts and as seeds for a number of compositions.
If viewers of last Saturday's Emerald City Music Night were disappointed by the audio quality, here's a "board mix" of my performance.
I'll be performing on the next Emerald City Music Night webcast this Saturday evening, March 29, beginning at 5:45 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time. If you'd like to tune in, follow this Facebook Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/732452196785733/?ref_news...
A fully improvised solo electric guitar performance, opening for a concert by the Tuning the Air large acoustic guitar ensemble in Seattle on 1 December 2011.
New music based on a field recording I made inside a steel distribution and fabrication facility in Omaha, Nebraska, heard unprocessed as the percussion track at the beginning of the piece and subsequently modified. All else is electric guitar. Images from U.S. Library of Congress collections.
A spontaneous composition that appeared as I worked in the studio last weekend, accompanied by photographs from an early morning walk I took last autumn near my home in Iowa.
I'm presently earning a living by driving a tractor-trailer rig over the road. I made this field recording while waiting in a cavernous steel mill warehouse for an enormous overhead crane to load a huge coil of "black" steel onto my flatbed trailer.