It's going down tomorrow night in Brooklyn with Trumpet Grrrl! I always feel so zen when I'm hanging around Christina and tomorrow night should be no exception.
In a strange and cosmic occurrence, all three of us drummers who played on this show went to Maryland! As did TG herself!
The last few weeks have been a busy blur, so I thought I would give a little update as to what I've been up to.
Two years ago, I helped develop the drum book for Pryor Rendering, a new musical by Frank Schiro. We did a reading and recorded a few tracks in the studio. The show is about to receive its world premiere in Oklahoma and I have been working hard to prepare the drum book for the percussionist. Here is the smallest of previews:
Keeping with the music notation theme, I was contacted by a fellow drummer and Phish fan who came across my transcription of Limb by Limb and asked me to write out three more Phish songs - It's Ice, Twist, and Mike's Song. On the surface, I thought these would be easy. They were not. The intricacies of Jon Fishman's playing are unparalleled and I have even more respect for him now than I ever did before. If you are in need of transcription services, please get in touch. Here's LXL in case you missed it the first time around:
In PitchBlak news, we recently signed with Hoplite Booking Agency and have a slew of upcoming dates, including two this weekend in Western Massachusetts and Burlington, VT. Last night was the 8th installment of the 2016 PitchBlak Playlist and as usual, it was a blast. JusMoni killed it and I am obsessed as ever with her track Axela.
Is that it? I think that's about it. Hope to see you in the city or somewhere on the road!
I'm extremely proud of my friend, Christina, aka Trumpet Grrrl on the release of her new EP, Just Listen. She spent 3 years recording this thing the right way and it sounds amazing. I had a blast playing on it and couldn't be happier with the way the drums sound. Check it out!
This EP is going to be one of my favorite recordings I've ever played on. Great work by all!
On another note, did you know I almost always wear a Phish t-shirt when I'm in the studio?
Come through if you're in the hood. We play at 10pm. Several other bands, cheap beer, and really, really great art.
Check out the new video for "Rain Boots" by Trumpet Grrrl. I had a lot of fun shooting this video with Christina and I think it turned out great!
I've known Christina aka Trumpet Grrrl since our time together at the University of Maryland. She is one of the most unique, sincere, and FUN individuals I've ever met! Though she often plays solo, I've been fortunate to work with her a good bit over the last year since she's moved to NYC. I'm really happy with how her recording of "Rainboots" turned out. It was really a fun track to play on. Pick it up today and stay tuned for the rest of her EP to drop!
Pre-production rehearsal at Converse Rubber Track's for Trumpet Grrrl's new single, Rain Boots.