A brand new Ludwig Classic Maple drum kit showed up at my studio the other day. I have played a lot of Ludwig Classic Maple kits on tour and in the studio, but I ordered the drums in the most shallow depths that Ludwig offers. Check out the video to hear my thoughts on this
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If you have ever been to a Medicine King show, you are well aware of their unique styling of rock band, fused with intense improvisational jams, and pointed vocals. Now, take their sonic energy, put them in a former church turned recording studio, hit the record button, and let the band rip. And the band
A best selling jazz vocalist, Jaimee Paul has been all over the world. I am glad she has taken me to so many unique and interesting places from Tokyo to Warsaw. This tour scheduled through the fall of 2014 to spring of 2015 has been throughout the US as she gains traction in her home
Denver asked me to go with him to do 4 shows throughout eastern China, as he was musicially supporting the work of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s work in that area. I had 10 days open from a Jaimee Paul tour, so I jumped at the chance to go to China for the first time.
To support his brand new recording, Denver went out with his band on the Merry and Bright Christmas tour. We had stops in NY, FL, NC, Chicago, MN, CO, TX, and TN. A favorite moment was staying at the Broadmore hotel in Colorado Springs, and during some down time took in some competitive bowling with
It is a thrill to work with masterful musicians, and I had to incredible opportunity to mix with one of the world’s best. Yes, one of the WORLD’s best. Keith Cooper came to my recording studio, 745 Recording Studio to track his record, and then I had the honor of mixing it up at Fox River
It has been 10 years since I last recorded a Christmas album for Denver & the Mile High Orchestra. That was Timeless Christmas, and it has been Denver’s best selling record of his career. Could we re-capture the magic with the new effort, titled Merry & Bright? I think so, but you should get the
…A lot actually! I have been out on tour with Jaimee Paul with stops in TN, CO, IL, OK, KS. Her new winter show has been fantastic. Denver & the Mile High Orchestra released their new hymns album, and has been supporting it with shows in FL, and OH. Of course, I have been in
The 2013 Christmas season was a little different for me, as I had to split time between Denver & the Mile High Orchestra, and the best selling jazz artist Jaimee Paul. Sometimes Jaimee would have a show, then I would have to drive through the night to catch up with DMHO. I would finish a
It’s been a long time since Denver & the Mile High Orchestra has been in the studio. This is a group I have been touring and recording with since August of 2000. I was honored Denver would ask me to join him and his band again in the studio to record his “Mile High Hymns”.