I have finally setup my home recording studio…
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This tour has been a blessing! More than these guys will ever know! It was definitely a learning experience, musically, mentally, and physically. Learning the material while performing was probably the best way to get thrown to the wolves & coming out without a scratch! How is this possible? Performing with stellar musicians that make it easy for you!
The physical side of the tour, is from the food! Authentic Hispanic eatery was the best! Fresh cilantro and onions on anything will have you wanting to slap somebody!! Or something…whichever you choose, ha!
Now I’m behind the wheel…9 hr drive
I know it’s been a while since my last blog, but a brotha has been crazy busy. Sleep deprived, over worked…honestly, I love it!!! My life couldn’t be any better than it is, well it probably could be. My Mother is healthy and smiling, at this point…that’s all that matters!
Now, Plastic Musik. O My Stars!! I can’t believe how awesome this whole experience has been! All the late nights of practice has been worth every minute. The 20hr drive from VA to TX was pleasant! All the guys listen to the same music I do…Gavin DeGraw, Katy Perry(yes Katy Perry, if you ain’t on her right now…you missin out!!), Justin Timberlake…etc!
We are currently setup and sound checked at Corsicana High School. We have double shows Tues, Wed.. 9am and 1pm. Load out Wednesday evening, leave early Thursday to setup, sound check, and rehearse at The Palace Theater. Play there Thursday evening, load out afterwards. Leave early Friday headed to Killeen, TX and play a show there as well! Busy busy busy busy!!
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You guys have no idea the excitement i have about this Group that all started as a joke between me and the homie Cameron McLaughin (http://cameronmclaughlin.com/). Next thing i know, my brotha from anotha all the way out in California joined in, Blyss (http://sonofabass.com/Blyss_Gould/Home.html). We all got a great laugh about it on Facebook, and realized how inspiring it actually was. Next thing we know our friends joined in on the fun.
Now, we have a open group called “The Great Bass Off” which consist of bassist around the world. We are currently close to 160 members. There are so many well known bassist in the group that I am surprised, and thankful for their participation and efforts. I could go on and on about this group of musicians that have gotten together to use Social Networking for a good cause. I love it!!
Just to recap, here are the videos of Cameron and I:
Then it turned into a party, so hilarious!
My life has been drastically changing because of music, everyday! But, i feel that i’m still slacking aka procrastinating in my studies. As always, everybody…every year says the same thing. “This Year Is My Year!”. I guess i’ll say that about 2012, no more slacking and get this music theory behind me so i can move to the next level. I feel it, its there..its coming, ha!
Heres a video of tonights Pre Christmas Eve show. Good times!
I must admit, this show was probably one of the most fun shows I’ve played in a looooooooong while. I had my partners in crime next to me helping me along the way. Shout out to Paul Tressell and Sean Deel!
Keith Bryant is an awesome performer, and all around cool guy. He dismissed all my mistakes and smiled whenever he threw a song at me that i didnt know.
“I’ve never met this man in my entire life. My bass player is out of town and Brad was happy to step in with no rehearsals. He is doing a fine job, Im really impressed” – Keith Bryant
Go on Itunes and download Keith Bryant’s new single “Cant Tell Somebody(Who To Love)”. I really like the song…easy listening for sure!
Thank you Keith Bryant & Iron Horse for forgiving my mistakes. Hope you guys had as much fun as I did!
Im trying to learn these country tunes for a gig i have Nov 5th for Keith Bryant & Iron Horse. Since im mainly an RnB/Hip Hop/Soul/Rock/Ska guy…country is killin me for some reason.
This particular tune is very funky..i like it. Whomever the bassist is, is a bad motha shut my mouf! He has a solo towards the end that i know i messed up. But its all good. Hopefully by next week i’ll have it down packed and ready.