My tune "Breaking Point" was used by Ken Burns in his recent "The Tenth Inning" baseball documentary. It’s cool when an original guitar composition gets licensed for a film project. It’s way cooler, however, when I’m asked to compose for a specific project.
Too many people get caught up in tweaking their gear, getting bogged down in theory or doing what amounts to hours of non-musical calisthenics in order to perfect some inhuman guitar or bass technique.
If you haven’t heard the word rockabilly before, first let me say shame on you for not knowing your music history. But you’re in good company, because radio stations don’t seem to know the genre, either.
Frankie Whyte and The Dead Idols hail from Canada. But that’s OK; we like ’em anyway. Self-described as a “rock ‘n’ roll misfit explosion band,” the group’s raw, energetic, nothing's-gonna-stop-us-from-having-a-good-time vibe feels just about right.
John Lyons of Basic Audio is serious about his fuzz. Originally from Santa Barbara, California, and now living and working in West Virginia, John builds his fuzzes and other cool pedals from the ground up.