This is continued from the previous post, "Exciting One Year Birthday." Hope I didn't lose ya'.
Got home from O-town on the 7th and I went with friends to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center to see Boy George and Culture Club. Remember them? I never owned any of their music but I had great memories of it coming over the radio from Savannah and into the grocery store where I worked in the 80's. And it was a really good concert. The horn section was fun, entirely on their own, but the whole band was spot-on musically, and Boy George had a great time interacting with the audience.
Hahahaha! I not only forgot about this draft, I lost the whole website for a while, so please forgive the distance between the date above, and the date of publication.
So it's been longer than a year since I started on this website/blog-building adventure and I can honestly say, it's been exciting, though obscenity-filled-frustrating at times. So much has been going on, I didn't realize how long it had been since I last posted.
The excitement exploded in 2016. Just days after returning from the four-day ultimate new-rock cruise, ShipRocked, (www.shiprocked.com) where we partied till the wee hours with friends and entertainers alike, we saw Billy Gibbons and his band The BFG's at the Charleston Music Hall. Although a few ZZ Top songs were sprinkled throughout the show, the solo project is infused with Latin rhythms and it's just plain fun. We have the chance to see ZZ Top later this year, which will be a totally different show.
February found us at the new Gaillard Center in downtow...
This is my young guitarist friend, Sean Ashe, about whom I cannot say enough nice things. This song, Hemisphere, is his second release. His first is called Luminescence and will, as its name may imply, simply bring light into your day. Please check out his website: http://www.seanashemusic.com. He is currently working on his first album. I'm so looking forward to it.
The song is an example of the type of music my character, Nicholas Trent, plays on his solo outings. He's happy to play in a full band accompanying a singer, but this . . . this is the music of his heart. The music in which he can lose himself.
In other posts, with future chapter releases, I'll post videos of other guitarists--and bands-- who inspire me and my writing. Of course Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson will be well represented, as they were the first two guitarists to make me aware of the term "shredder." I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do.
The other one is http://may2014ridingthemusic.blogspot.com. In that one, I have posted chapters of my book, The Guitarist. At this point those chapters are drafts. They resemble the book as it exists today, but many changes have occurred, and many more will follow. Check it out.
I want to start by thanking my young guitarist friend, Sean Ashe of the Chicago area, for the name of my contemporary fiction series, Tools of Tone. He used the term in a Facebook post and I to...