GUTHRIE SPEAK, YOU LISTEN: When Guthrie Govan (Official) makes the rare decision to speak on social media in his own voice about an album he's on, you already know it's worth stopping what you're doing and checking it out. Put another way: I support the Right Honourable Gentleman's motion to bring further awareness to the wonderfully eclectic album "Observables" by ANYWHEREDOOR. ... See MoreSee Less
VAI OH MY: This is going to sound unbelievable, but the last time I tracked a song for a Steve Vai studio album was 22 years ago, for his 1999 release “The Ultra Zone”. That is, until yesterday, when I visited Ye Olde Harmony Hut and joined Sir Vai for an afternoon of tracking a harmonically dense, deceptively difficult, and extremely epic and rewarding tune for his next album in progress. (There’s no session quite like a Steve Vai session!) I can’t say more, but the lineup of players on this album is just reeee-diculous. As always, I’m just grateful to be included in such a thing. I’m sure Steve will have plenty to say about it at the right time, so stay tuned.
Also, check the first comment for a pic of Steve and I in 2007, backstage in Moscow at the end of the String Theories tour. Look at us kids! ... See MoreSee Less
RABEA MY GOD: I realize I’m late to the Rabea Afro Rabea Massaad party, but glad I arrived in time (thank you Dan Waters!) to check out his new project The Totemist. His tones and compositional choices are consistently awesome, and stuff like the song “DHW” just kills me. Now I’m on a deep dive back into his other bands Toska and Dorje. You dig Mastodon, Karnivool, Shining? Are you a guitar pedal/effects nerd? Rabea is a must follow. ... See MoreSee Less
ONE ALBUM, MANY GUITARISTS: ICYMI, this wonderfully eclectic album is available now and imo deserves your attention. Featuring, @ggovan_official @bumblefoot @mattiaseklundh @MaxOstro @scarguitar and more, check out "Observables" by ANYWHEREDOOR:
VAI OH MY: Last time I tracked for a @stevevai studio album was 22 years ago, for “The Ultra Zone”...until yesterday, when I joined Sir Vai for cutting a dense, difficult, epic & rewarding tune for his next album in progress. (There’s no session like a Steve Vai session!) [1/2]