I’m finally starting to get some recordings down with my new Focusrite interface. This song is a bit of a bluesy tune mostly influenced by the changes that are occurring in my life and the self-actualization progress I am making as an individual. Please take a minute to have a listen. Thanks! Download will be up soon!
I have been quite busy this year adding new songs to my set lists and even writing lots of new material. Since I grew up in 80’s and always enjoyed some of the cheesy pop/ synth stuff from that era, I thought I’d go back and cover a few of these guys. One of my favorite bands from the 80’s is unarguably, The Cure. I’m not sure what grabs my attention the most from these guys, whether it’s the loud, British accent and slightly off key vocals at times or the classic chorus/ delay guitar sounds. Either way, I can listen to them over and over. Recently, I managed to perform and capture a cover of “Just like heaven”, one of my favorites, on video and thought I’d share. Thanks for watching!
Whew! I have finally finished making a solid foundation page for guitar lessons. This is just one link under under the JLW Music tab but I’ll go ahead and post the link here. I do have plans to add some introductory videos to get some of you started and hopefully get to add some cool licks and tricks for some of the advanced players out there.
I have been traveling and giving private guitar lessons here in Atlanta, GA and surrounding areas for a little over a year now but decided I wanted to take things to the internet. Of course, this isn’t exactly the same as a lesson would be in person but you can get a pretty darn good lesson via video chat. And it’s cheaper!
One of the main reasons I have decided to go online is that I have realized people Continue reading
This year is going to be an exciting year. Last year I started giving private guitar lessons using the service Thumbtack and had great success throughout the entire year. I was also able to book several private parties for live entertainment. If interested in booking a live performance or setting up guitar lessons, feel free to contact me directly here on the website or take look at some of the Thumbtack reviews.
So I have did it again. I submitted a new video for NPR music’s Tiny Desk Contest. Clck here to watch the Tiny Desk Contest Entry It’s been a rough few weeks as well as the beginning of a new year but things are finally getting back on track and I was to pull it off. Unfortunately with time being limited to get a song recorded and filmed all in one take, then uploaded, I had risked singing after coming out of a crazy “man-cold”. We all know how those man-colds are! But seriously, I am bit on the nasally side but overall, I am pleased with the performance. I am using some new equipment this year: I upgraded interfaces from the Lexicon Lambda to an excellent sounding Focusrite 18i8. I also upgraded to a Lenovo Thinkpad X230 laptop running Pro Tools 10. I have a bunch of cool new plugins I used on this as well. Feel free to hit me up for more details or if you’re interested in sound/ video for a similar type of project.
“Maneater” is a Hall and Oats classic and also one of my favorite 80’s pop hits. I rocked a cover of this live at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Atlanta. The sound was excellent there. My camera (Zoom Q3 HD) really shows the quality of the sound also. You can also catch the live video performance of this song here on my site!
Click here to watch the live performance, compilation video from the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Atlanta Promo – Live Sessions from Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta.
Every since I was a kid I wanted to perform at the Hard Rock Cafe. Well, I was able to finally turn that dream into reality and caught most of it on video. My fiancee and I were treated like king and queen there. Such a nice venue. They actually asked me back the following week but my schedule was already booked. I’ll be making another appearance in the upcoming months of 2015. Be on the lookout for the date if interested in coming out.