Category: My Fellow Musicians

Dave Matthews Cover Band – Not What You Think

So, I went to go see Dave Matthews Band at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre on Tuesday. They played a 2+ hour set where they covered 5 songs, including 3 where they brought out Chuck Leavell (which was easily the highlight of the entire show, since he didn’t play a single Dave Matthews song anyone recognized at … Continue reading Dave Matthews Cover Band – Not What You Think

Introducing: Victoria Canal

Two weeks ago, I walked into the newest, legitimate live music venue in my neighborhood, Avondale Town Cinema. It’s a fantastically unique, old movie theater that has recently been converted into a live music venue and bar. Like most things in the Avondale neighborhood (as opposed to its neighboring city, Decatur, GA), there wasn’t much … Continue reading Introducing: Victoria Canal

Respect the Artist. Buy Yourself Some Coffee!

After seeing this particular graphic on several different people’s Facebook feeds today, I decided I’d like to chime in here with what I think some of you might find to be an interesting and unexpected perspective on this mentality. In case, for whatever reason, you are unable to see the graphic I’m referring to, it … Continue reading Respect the Artist. Buy Yourself Some Coffee!

Remember What I Said About Photoshoots?

For those who may be reading this and may not have been keeping up with what’s been going on in my musical life lately, I have officially retired from cover music. But returning to the glorious world of original music from whence I came does have it’s share of drawbacks. The most immediate of such … Continue reading Remember What I Said About Photoshoots?

Hitsville U.S.A. Still the Greatest Hit in the Motor City? – Part 1

I promised everyone I’d eventually get around to sharing my story from my recent trip to the Motown Museum in Detroit this past May. I was in town visiting dear family who just had their first child. After a long day today of helping reveal to the world, via Facebook, just how cuckoo for cocoa … Continue reading Hitsville U.S.A. Still the Greatest Hit in the Motor City? – Part 1

Remembering the “Man in the Mirror”

Today marks the 5-year anniversary since the untimely, and potentially intentional, death of arguably the greatest live performer of all time, Michael Jackson. The level of talent and originality he displayed in his live shows is yet to be out done, and all too infrequently even rivaled. And with my recent trip to the Motown … Continue reading Remembering the “Man in the Mirror”

Things People Think/Say/Do To Me Because I’m a Professional Musician – PART 2

If you’re wondering what happened to PART 1, wondering why this post starts with Dialog #6, wondering what this whole thing is all about, or wondering where in the world that smell is coming from, please read PART 1 here first, then come on back over here for PART 2. If you’re already caught up, … Continue reading Things People Think/Say/Do To Me Because I’m a Professional Musician – PART 2

Who Do You Want to Cater Your Funeral?

Two weeks ago, my percussionist, Nathan Lathouse, and I played our longest standing, suburban, Mexican Restaurant house duo gig. For those of you not familiar with such industry lingo, the term “house” applied to the term “gig” refers to the fact that you are a regularly featured act at that particular establishment/location. In our case, … Continue reading Who Do You Want to Cater Your Funeral?

“What Have We Always Said is the Most Important Thing?”

Breakfast? Family? Neither. It’s WATER! Contrary to what the Bluth’s would have us believe, when you’re playing on an uncovered patio at 6:30PM E.D.T., facing due west, and there isn’t a cloud in the sky, water is, without a doubt, the most important thing. Now, if you’ve been anywhere around the Atlanta area these past … Continue reading “What Have We Always Said is the Most Important Thing?”

Mr. Burns – Bass Player

Last Friday evening I got the all-too-rare opportunity to play a full band gig at a venue that was not a Mexican restaurant. On the Thursday prior, I was asked by the owner to put together a flyer for the show the following evening. Being that this was the first time our band had played … Continue reading Mr. Burns – Bass Player

Short, Sweet, and Gross as Hell!

So my brother was in town from Philly for Cinco de Mayo this past weekend. He had to borrow my PA for all his gigs while he was in town. Tonight at my gig, something kept poking me in the mouth as I was singing into the mic. It was a hair. Most likely facial. … Continue reading Short, Sweet, and Gross as Hell!

When One Thing Leads to Another

If you’ve bothered to read the “About This Blog” page, you’ll already know how often I play at suburban Mexican restaurants. To be exact, as of this moment, I have 3 gigs a week, every week at one. The only saving grace to the¬†monotony¬†of constantly coming home smelling like fried tortilla chips, besides the money, … Continue reading When One Thing Leads to Another