I’m a Chicago-based musician who is hell-bent on carving out my own musical niche in this world. While the majority of my education and experience fall into the drums/percussion category, I often find myself playing the role of utility man with the number of artists and projects I’m a part of. Multi-instrumental, writing, recording, engineering, and producing are all areas that I frequently cover while creating music.
At one time or another we’ve all dreamed about becoming part of something bigger than us. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had one such dream tucked into the corner of my mind: to complete an Ironman. I can vividly remember when I was a child and stumbling across an hour long special, […]
Somewhere along the way I’ve become loaded down with apps. Much like a guitarist with a Cadillac sized pedal board or a drummer hidden behind a fortress of gongs and roto-toms, my iPad has become inundated with more apps than I know what to do with. Likewise, I’ve encountered the same option overload in my […]
When I tell people I’m a musician, their first question usually is along the lines of “so are you in a band?” Well, sort of. I play with/for a wide variety of bands and artists, but I don’t limit myself to one. “So you’re a session musician?” is usually the next question. Not everyday. But […]
Mondays suck. They ruin my weekend. I know that I have a noon WOD and a 6pm track workout to look forward to, both of which bust my balls. Compounding this misery is my regular 10pm-2am Sunday night gig, which gets me home and in bed no earlier than 3:30am. Every Monday, I feel like […]
Mondays are the worst. Not just because it’s Monday, but because it’s the hardest day of the week in my training schedule. It usually ruins my weekend because I dread the pain I surely will encounter Monday. I have a regular Sunday night gig that is rather lengthy, and doesn’t return me home until around […]
I'll be at Kingsize Soundlabs the next couple of weeks recording/producing the follow-up to the Plastic Boots' self-titled 2011 release. Mike Hagler (Neko Case, Wilco, the New Pornogrpahers) will be engineering the session, which looks to draw from a raw, live, vintage feel.Download The Plastic Boots (2011 self-titled) for FREE
Yup, that's right. I'm playing an iPad in a band now. I've always been fascinated with the concept of using toys and portable electronics in musical settings, and Cold Blue Kid is more than ecstatic to have a weird new voice come aboard. I'll be blogging about the unique setup I use for this band and providing video examples very soon!.Cold Blue Kid