BB’s double progressive concept album “Scenes From The Flood” featuring Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Guthrie Govan. Mike Keneally, Ray Hearne (Haken), Gene Hoglan (Dethklok) and more – now available on 2CD and 2LP vinyl in the Shop!

Like you, BB is currently watching the news and keeping fingers crossed for the return of live music sometime soon. Joe Satriani and Aristocrats tours are in the process of being rescheduled. Watch the LIVE page for details.  For remote recording sessions and lessons, you can reach him using the CONTACT page. Thanks and stay safe!

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4 days ago

Bryan Beller

REOPEN *THIS*: I can think of worse ways to break the seal of "first post-COVID live show". Especially when The Zappa Band is
Mike Keneally, Scott Carter Thunes, Robert Martin, Ray White,
Jamie Kime Music, and #nosocialmedia #vaultmeister Joe Travers.Music Is Our Friend 2021
We are pleased to announce the dates for the re-scheduled 2021 King Crimson tour of the USA. King Crimson will be accompanied by special guests The Zappa Band for the whole of the second leg of the tour from 22nd August - 11th September, and also for the concerts in Concord and Los Angeles on 5th and 6th August.

The Zappa Band are:

Mike Keneally
Scott Thunes
Ray White
Robert Martin
Joe Travers
Jamie Kime

King Crimson with special guests The Zappa Band tour dates:

August 5, 2021- Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion
August 6, 2021 - Los Angeles - The Greek
August 23, 2021 - Saratoga Springs, NY - SPAC
August 24, 2021 - Northampton, MA - The Pines Theater
August 26, 2021 - Canandaigua, NY - CMAC
August 27, 2021 - Lewiston, NY - Artpark Ampitheater
August 28, 2021 - Rochester Hills, MI - Meadow Brook Ampitheater
August 29, 2021 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia
August 31, 2021 - Milwaukee, WI - Miller High Life Theatre
September 1, 2021 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
September 2, 2021 - Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center @ The Heights
September 4, 2021 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
September 5, 2021 - New Haven, CT - Westville Music Bowl
September 7, 2021 - Philadelphia, PA - The Mann Center
September 9, 2021 - Forest Hills, NYC - Forest Hills Stadium
September 10, 2021 - Boston, MA - Leader Bank Pavilion
September 11, 2021 - Washington, DC - The Anthem
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5 days ago

Bryan Beller

INTENSE SATCH TRACKING: Breaking out all sorts of stuff for the Joe Satriani album tracking in progress at the home studio. The new material is intense, deep, and has some serious curveballs. A reflection of the times, perhaps. Prepare to be surprised.

(10 points to the first person who divines the name of this song/session correctly.)
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1 week ago

Bryan Beller

TWO YEARS AGO: Marketing Bryan (one of many Bryans in the home office these days) woke up this morning and thought, “What’s a classy way to let folks know there’s less than 100 double-vinyl units (total of both black and special-edition purple) remaining of “Scenes From The Flood”? Then I remembered that, almost exactly two years ago, I was shooting the video for the song “Volunteer State”, essentially the kickoff track of the album, featuring Joe Satriani on lead and many other guitars.

Looking back on it, I realize that it was a kind of callback to the types of music videos that I grew up with in the 80s and early 90s - a traditional, mostly live-action video, moderately-paced, beautifully shot, and meant to enhance the meaning, feeling and depth of the song - as opposed to the more modern style of the video practically overwhelming the music with lo-fi quick cuts and frenetic action, which is what I was trying to accomplish with that crazy video for “A Quickening/Steiner In Ellipses”.

Jon Luini and Arthur Rosato of chime interactive (thanks forever to them and their team!) lent their ample talents to the shooting and editing of the “Volunteer State” video, which tells the story of how any journey, even one as simple as a road trip, can start off filled with hope and optimism and adventure, and then quickly and subconsciously be hijacked by an inner dialogue that potentially alters what’s to come. The shift can even show up as innocently as the food you eat along the way. 😉 By the time the video is over, perhaps you’re wondering if what’s over the next horizon is another sunny day, or a storm yet to come. It was the summer of 2019.

For the vinyl enthusiasts - and perhaps the folks who’ve listened but not yet felt the pride of ownership of this 88-minute double concept album - I humbly submit the following webstore link for “Scenes From The Flood”:

(sorry UK/EU, I'm sold out of the purple vinyl over there - still got the black though!)
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