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here's the latest and some things on the horizon..
Revolution Time by KBMG (yours truly, David Brown, Dave Mattacks, Wolf Ginandes) featuring Joe Wilkins, the newest release for Spring 2014, is another example of a successful KBMG collaboration following Señorita del Sol featuring JB Amero on vocals and Handmade with Love featuring Alberta "Fozzie" Hill and Charlee Bianchini on vocals. Revolution Time was written in Los Angeles in 2013, worked on sporadically through out the fall and found a voice when Joe Wilkins and I decided to make good on plans to work together. The final Demo and Drums for Revolution Time were recorded in a brand new space on the Dogtown Border next to Trustees of Reservations public trail thanks to old friend Tiger Marston. The New Barn is made of Salvaged Wood from an old south shore Barn and stands next to a Stone Water Tower. Inspirational grounds and an amazing sounding room set the foundation for what will surely be a lifting point for many recordings to come. Also thanks to Jared Charney for getting some great photos during the sessions.
Keys and Overdubs were done throughout the winter at my Cripple Cove space as well as the final mixing, mastering, and video.
KBMG celebrated the Release with a debut electric performance of Revolution Time at Chianti Jazz Club in Beverly, MA on May 1st.
After hosting The Rhumb Line Early Show on Saturdays over the winter with many special guests including, George Hall, Brian O'Connor, Ron and Sheila Schrank, Charlee Bianchini, Fozzie Hill, Bill Gleason, Toni Ann Enos, Brian King, Colin Harhay, Jeff Arcari, Marina Evans, Thad Bernard, Pat Conlon, Fran Clarke, Megan Mckensie, Jeff Buckridge, Renee and Joe, Joe Wilkins and Chris Langathianos, Ric St. Germaine, Inge Berge, Ann Marie, Bradley Royds, I really got a chance to pull out the Harmonicas on a regular basis and the results were so pleasing that a day was spent at Tony Goddess' Bang A Song Studio with Engineer Warren Babson resulting in 15 new recordings on Solo Acoustic with Harmonicas, live with no overdubs, that will be released sometime in the near future. Trailer Blues, a New live set standard looks to be the next single release and a solo a acoustic version of a brand new 2014 written love song Don't Look Back, I Know will be a feature on the solo acoustic release.
So lots in the works, as are final shows with this version of Bandit Kings, summer fun with Safety 80s and Glostafarians, plus plenty of acoustic strumming at Mile Marker One on Saturdays at 5pm, and last but not least the 10 year plus residency at Jalapeños on tuesday nights. Check the links and Facebook for Daily updates..
Many thanks to all the fans and supporters of live music that make all this happen and keep me on my toes writing fresh material and digging up new covers. Here's to a great spring and summer!
all the best