Cannons and CloudsÂ received some love this week from the Bay Bridged, one of the bigger local music blogs of the Bay Area.
I co-produced, engineered and played on their album, which came out this past August.
You can check them out at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on Thursday Jan 20.
Click here for a free download of the song “Chameleons Migrate South”
This past sunday I was honored to be the keynote speaker at Pyramindâ€™s graduation ceremony for the class of 2010. I spoke about the future of the music industry and the importance of community involvement .I also got to meet some very talented graduates and listen to some of the tracks theyâ€™ve produced over the past year. Cool stuff.
Forest Sunâ€™s song, â€œSo Niceâ€ was featured on episode nine of the Showtimeâ€™s series The Big C this season.
I co-produced the song with Forest Sun during a marathon tracking session a while back for his album of the same name (So Nice)
You can check it out on iTunes here:
Matt Nathanson at Swedish American Hall
Matt Nathanson played a great show at the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco on December 10 which I recorded and mixed for an upcoming promotion DVD. Look out for Mattâ€™s new album which is expected to come out some time this spring on Vanguard Records.
Matt Nathanson soundcheck at Swedish American Hall
Swedish American Hall
Forest Sun’s album “Harlequin Goodnight” which I co-produced with Forest was recently reviewed on No Depression’s music blog site.
It’s a pretty nice write up. You can check it out here…
Super Adventure Club takes on the Northwest in our first tour since 2008 (when we invaded Spain).
Come on out and rock with us
Oct 26 – Coos Bay OR – Broadway Rock Hall
Oct 27 – Eugene OR – Sam Bondâ€™s Garage
Oct 28 – Bend OR – Silver Moon Brewery
Oct 29 – Seattle, WA – Central Saloon
Oct 30 – Portland, OR – Overlock Lounge
On Monday, Sep 27, The Recording Academy SF Chapter (of which Iâ€™m the President) and the California Music and Culture Association (CMAC) put on the San Francisco Supervisor Candidate Forum, a political discussion focused on issues related to music and nightlife in the city.
The SF Chapterâ€™s advocacy committee put in many hours of hard work along with our friends at CMAC and Barbary Coast Consulting to pull off an event that drew over 200 people to Yoshiâ€™s SF on a monday night.
Bevan Dufty, current district 8 supervisor and mayor hopeful gave an entertaining keynote and we were also fortunate to hear performances from Brad Hughes and Sean Hayes. The event was moderated by Priya David Clemens of KTVU.
Iâ€™m proud to have been a sponsor of this first-of-its-kind event and hope to help produce more of these types of events in the future.
Make sure to vote on Nov 2!
It was a warm July night and I had the pleasure of recording the Afro Cuban All Stars in Napa, CA at the Robert Mondavi Winery.
The leader of the group, Juan de Marcos Gonzalez was also a member of the Buena Vista Social and featured in the film of the same name. He was one of the warmest and friendliest artists Iâ€™ve ever met. The group is comprised many of his family members and even if youâ€™re not related, he still treats you like family. It was a beautiful evening of great music in a beautiful setting.
On Sunday, July 11, Iâ€™ll be playing a rare solo acoustic performance at Yoshiâ€™s San Francisco as part of their Songwriters Unplugged series.
Itâ€™s an all ages show. Iâ€™ll also be performing with Kate Burkart and Maya Dorn. Weâ€™re each going to be doing rotating 20 minute sets.
Hereâ€™s a tune Iâ€™ll be playing that night, recorded by my studio mate, Michael Romanowski.
On Friday June 25, Iâ€™ll be delivering the keynote address for the Soul Music by the Bay Conference. This is the first year for this event and it looks to be a really nice line up of panelists and performances by some talented and experienced music professionals.
Check it out at