I just wanted to take a moment to say thanks for dropping by and to introduce you to the new blog I’ll be dedicating to all things musical and music business related. Here I’ll share pics and videos, stories, experiences, etc. that have to do with the musical side of what I do.
I’m very exited to have had a new direction open itself up and I’m happy to share that with all of you. I’ll do my best to stay on top of this and make it a regular thing.
I’ve been putting a lot of time and effort into the new album, “Back To Myself” and I’m really liking how everything’s turning out. The lineup is really exiting to me. We’ll start off with my Nephew, Doug Alcantara of the band “Terra Firma” and “Today We Live” on drums. He’s an amazing drummer full of passion and energy. I know that the beat is going to be solid for sure.
Next, on Bass will be my good friend, Eric Sands. Eric is the Bass player and co-founder of the Prog Rock band “Man On Fire” who had an amazing year with the release of their latest album “Chysalis” which has been getting amazing reviews. Eric is a world class Bass and Guitar Player, and will be bringing a variety of Fretted AND Fretless Bass to the album. Eric and I were acquainted during the Generation Ibanez project “Across The Miles” back in the late 90’s.
We’ll also have some great guest appearances on the album. To date, I can say that Mike Martin of Fozzy and Stuck Mojo Fame, who is now taking his new band, “Agent Cooper” on a European Tour as main support for Tony MacAlpine will be making some guest appearances and I can’t wait to collaborate with Mike. He’s a great guy and gentle soul while being a monster World Class Guitar Player.
Also, my good friend Matt King, a Monster Guitar player and awesome guy will also be making some guest appearances. He is currently in the studio with his band, “Earthman” working on their follow up to last year’s awesome release “Remember”, and I’ve been fortunate to have some sneak peeks of the new material and let me tell you.. These guys are an amazingly tasty and talented band full of great songwriting and awesome performances. I’m really looking forward to collaborating with Matt on this one.
I’m also happy to be working on the remixes of past Albums. I’m deep in the midst of the remixes for “Songs in the Key of 7” as I prepare to rerelease it along with other past projects. I’ve been building a secure ordering area of the new site to make them all available to all who wish them.
I’ll keep this one short, and just say again Thank You all for stopping by. I hope that you enjoy the new site and all its’ various features. Tell your friends to stop on by, chime in and enjoy!
Till Next Time Kiddos!