My banjo buddy Jason Skinner, a phenomenal Don Reno-style picker, has made some updates to his YouTube channel. I’ve had the pleasure of learning from Jason in person over the last few years, and I’m glad to see he’s back at it online. I’ll be hitting the woodshed for the winter to study and learn. If you don’t see me until next spring, you will know why.
While laid up feeling ill this weekend I decided to whip out a new logo and website design for my band, The Night Trotters. There is still a wee bit of tweaking to do, but it’s close to being complete. Check it out!
The Night Trotters
It’s been a while since I wrote about my musical endeavors here, so I thought I’d post a quick update.
My main band for the last two years has been The Night Trotters, a traditional bluegrass outfit with some top-notch musicians kind enough to join me. We’ve been playing around Asheville a bit, and we just finished an EP entitled Thoroughbred Bluegrass Music. You can listen to the songs from the EP on our website, and you can buy the whole thing for a very cheap price from CDBaby. It’s also available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.
Needless to say, I’ve been playing banjo with The Night Trotters, but I haven’t forgotten about the drums.
My old pal (Chris) Morgan Geer asked me to play some gigs on drums with Drunken Prayer on a few upcoming dates to help promote the release of his new CD, House of Morgan. Some of the tunes from that album are reworked versions of songs he and I recorded way back in the days of 1995 (or so) at WWC. These tunes have been taken and integrated into new ways of hearing them thanks to the marvel of modern electronics.
So, we will be playing some of those old tunes, in addition to some new ones, at these fine establishments:
- Nov 21 at The Double Crown (CD release show)
- December 13 at Static Age Records
- December 27 – to be announced soon.
Maybe I’ll see you there…
The Night Trotters is my current band, and we are getting out to play now. Check it out, listen to our tunes, Like it, Tweet it, and all that good stuff!
Apparently there is a band called Deep Chatham. Weird. I wonder if they know my nickname in high school was Deep Chatham.
Their website is deepchathammusic.com. I have a website called chathammusic.com. Even weirder.
In other news, my solo album, Geekamongus, made it onto the Mountain Xpress’s list of 16 Albums We Loved in 2012. Spiffy!
I’ve been doing a lot of home recording lately. Here you can hear some of the results. Let me know what you think!
Who Will Sing For Me? (bluegrass)
Limehouse Blues (bluegrass)