Blog & News

Hola, Los Angeles

I’ve arrived safely in Los Angeles. Well, it’s actually been about three weeks since I first arrived, but things have been so hectic that I haven’t been able to post anything yet… So, here is a quick update: The Trip: The trip here was the most fun I’ve had in a long time. I drove … [Read more...]

Big News: Moving to Los Angeles!

These past few weeks have been pretty hectic to say the least. In the midst of performing live, and initiating the recording process for my album, I was offered a job out in Los Angeles, CA. This definitely threw a dint in my plans (but in a good way)! LA is a place I’ve always … [Read more...]

Sourced Quotes 1, On Creativity

Sourced Quotes 1, On Creativity

1) “‘I don’t like it.’ ‘I don’t understand it.’ Those are the only responses your new idea can possibly generate from many around you if your new idea is actually a great idea…” –Seth Godin 2) “GOOD IDEAS ALTER THE BALANCE IN RELATIONSHIPS. THAT IS WHY GOOD IDEAS ARE ALWAYS INITIALLY RESISTED.”-Hugh Macleod 3) “Everyone … [Read more...]

One Week, 3 Songs Down…

One Week, 3 Songs Down...

Just last week I started the recording process for my first solo guitar album. I’m very excited to finally record what I’ve written. My set up is quite simple. Bare bones really… I’m using some basic MXL condenser microphones (MXL 440/441 to be exact), a simple two-input TAPCO digital audio interface that was given to … [Read more...]

New Song – “Tilly”

Just finished recording a new song. Will most likely be included on my upcoming album (keep posted by subscribing to my mailing list). Have a listen below and let me know your thoughts!

Mini-Reunion Show 07-17-14

This week, I’ll be changing things up a bit… Aside from my normal routine as a soloist, I’ll be joining a very good friend of mine, Mike, for a duo performance at Hell’s Kitchen in Norfolk this Thursday evening 07-17-14. I’ll be on guitar, and Mike will be on guitar and vocals. It will be … [Read more...]

What Is A Classical Guitar?

What Is A Classical Guitar?

A “Classical Guitar” typically refers to an instrument in the chordophone family that evolved, most notably, from the lute and vihuela. The period during which this evolution took place spanned the Renaissance (~1300-1600) and Baroque (~1600-1700) eras. As the instrument evolved, it maintained the look and playability of a lute/vihuela while gaining size. The classical … [Read more...]

Classical Guitar Strings – The “What” & “Why”

Apart from the material composition and overall guitar design, the classical guitar differs from other guitars in the type of strings it incorporates. Why are the strings used for classical guitar different than typical acoustic guitar strings? Three reasons: 1) the history/evolution of the classical guitar, 2) the tone quality that classical guitar strings provide, … [Read more...]

Pics & Video from Town Center and Pagoda May – June 2014

Pics & Video from Town Center and Pagoda May - June 2014

A few pics from my live performance at the Town Center in Virginia Beach in May 2014 (I’ll be performing there again on 09-28-14!)… …and a few videos from my recent performance at the Norfolk Pagoda 06-06-14 (I’ll be performing again this coming weekend 06-21-14 from 12pm-3pm!)…