Ashdown Engineering at NAMM 2020

It's very nice to talk with passionate and positive people; they somehow make your day so much better. Having a conversation with Mark Gooday, CEO of Ashdown Engineering, did just that. Ashdown announced their entry into bass guitar manufacturing with several designs, and they also have new amp models for 2020. Enjoy the video. https://youtu.be/Dj8D_uEDpp0…Read more Ashdown Engineering at NAMM 2020

First Impressions of Lanikai Bass and Tenor Ukes!

It's such an exciting time to be a musician. Lanikai Ukuleles just unveiled their new line of ukuleles. The most notable are the new bass ukuleles, thin line and signature line of ukes. I was fortunate enough to gain access to them for a few hours back at the hotel during NAMM. Here's my first…Read more First Impressions of Lanikai Bass and Tenor Ukes!

2020 Looks Bright!

Let me start by saying Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! As we wrap up 2019, we look back and say thank you for all your support of the blog. Next up is NAMM 2020; the adventures continue. I made it to the big 40 and achieved a few goals. For example, I have…Read more 2020 Looks Bright!

Does size matter?

I have been using 5A CooperGroove drum sticks for a couple of years and so far they have been amazing. I upgraded a few weeks ago to the newly designed 5A sticks and also decided to go with the slightly longer model, the 5A-165 (16.5 inches long as opposed to 16 inches). That extra half…Read more Does size matter?

Three reasons to play the Ukulele

The journey started in July of 2019 when I met the folks at Lanikai Ukuleles. I got the opportunity to play an amazing quality ukulele for the first time and it was like a dream come true. I never knew the ukulele could sound that good! Most people view the ukulele as a classroom instrument,…Read more Three reasons to play the Ukulele

The Ultimate Travel Studio?

I have been touring around the world for about ten years and it's been an amazing experience. I was able to write and record an album while on tour in hotel rooms, and was able to mix it while we waited in airports and on the tour bus. There are so many tools available to…Read more The Ultimate Travel Studio?

My Piano Journey – The Deep End

It's been two month since I made the decision to jump into the deep end and learn the piano. It's been an uphill battle to say the least, but a fun process never the less. I have had midi controllers laying around my studio for years and I haven't really been using them much; maybe…Read more My Piano Journey – The Deep End