Gryphon Labs, which will actually be our first gig of 2013! Then, I'll be playing with The Great Wall, a killer band that I've been playing with for about a year now. Chris Waldrep, the guitar player/singer/songwriter behind The Great Wall, did the art for the above poster as well as my other project Captain Apathy, and the live show he's put together incorporates some really amazing visuals. Captain Apathy actually just released a remix of a Great Wall song, you can check that out HERE.
I just got back from a quick trip to Manila, Philippines where I played a show with jazz artist Mindi Abair. We actually spent more time on planes than we did in Manila, but it was still a fun trip and a eye-opening view of the other side of the world.
I'm really looking forward to the release of 2 albums I recorded late last year. First is the debut full-length from technical metal band Save Our Souls. Not only did the record perfectly capture this incredibly hard music, but I got to use my new Sandberg Custom Supreme bass and the tone we got is huge and crushing.
The other recording was with Young Beautiful in a Hurry, the funky pop/rock group led by singer/songwriter Brendan McCreary. The songs Brendan wrote for this session are instant classics in my mind, just catchy enough to leave you wanting more. We debuted some of these songs during a recent residency at Witzend, and they went over really well. Combining elements of Prince, Queen, Muse, and Bowie, I really think this recording is going to blow people away.
So, I'm wearing a lot of different hats these days, but it certainly keeps things interesting!