My golly, it's been years since I posted here! Shame on me. I miss the MeMu community. I recently released an album of kids' music, and thought I'd share a tune here. It's a classroom song about that age-old problem: cutting in line. [more inside]
Acoustic folk heartbreak. [more inside]
Manouche acoustic guitar, 4/4 club backbeat and quick story of opposites attracting. [more inside]
Another from the session that I posted about several days ago. [more inside]
For Valentine's Day, 2012, a ragtime arrangement of two unlikely bedfellows: Lady Gaga's Bad Romance and the 1817 JC Lowry tune Pisgah (58 in The Sacred Harp). [more inside]
It's been five years since my last attempt at arranging Auld Lang Syne. I thought I might try to start a small fire under it this year. [more inside]
After seeing the Muppet Movie this weekend, I was reminded of a project I led back in '08 called Doctor Teeth. This Tom Waits arrangement is one of a few recordings we made, despite having never played a show. [more inside]
Just a little thing to keep my Mojo lighted up. (Probably just good enough for sharing.)
Another "get me out of this musical funk" cover. The more I hear Dylan sing this, the more I think this may be his most beautiful song. Here's my try. [more inside]
In Honor of the Season. . .
The third and final installment of my 2009 Valentine's day project. Celine Dion + Rick Astley, as if the internet needed another rickroll. [more inside]
Guitar Rag, with banjo. [more inside]
A relaxed, front-porch take on the Gnarls Barkley original. [more inside]
Classical banjo and fingerstyle guitar arrangement of the Stephen Foster tune. [more inside]
Early morning front porch music... [more inside]
Just installed new strings and set up my new 3-mic stand; I figured I'd test drive 'em both. [more inside]
Another fingerstyle tune from the cassette time capsule. This one was recorded on a six-string with my friends backing me up on cello and percussion.
A fingerpicking tune I four-tracked way back when (1990). [more inside]
Adaptation (more or less) of an Ogden Nash poem of the same name. Essentially an apology from an aging man who spends his time boring people with the same stories.
I was fooling around with a dropped "D" and found this little thing there. Ended up writing some kind of lyrics and sang a little bit. Enjoy!
Written to satisfy both a Songfight challenge and the mefi music challenge. Who says you can't spook two horses with one chestnut? Featuring three buttons on my accordion.
Cover of a Leadbelly tune. [more inside]
Raw bedroom recording of a song that will eventually end up on an album. Lyrics inside. [more inside]
This is practice based on what I've learned about recording here on MuFi. Please comment on my recording skill or lack of. Regarding compression and mic "liveness": am I getting there?
Off the album released in January, here's a blues written almost two years ago featuring Colin Keller on the Drums.