Virginia Wagner with Damon Wack

4:48 minutes (5.49 MB)

I got to record this Labor Day with Virginia Wagner, a very fine singer/songwriter from New Jersey now living in Florida.  It was very impromptu, no practice, just turn on the mics and go, and a very quick mix down, but I was kind of happy with the way this one turned out. Her husband Gregory Galfo was the engineer and showed me some of the ins and outs of the recording studio, my second time in one now, fascinating stuff!  Hope everyone had a great Labor Day!

Hollowneck demo/ I Want You

3:49 minutes (3.51 MB)

Okay, I know I said it was loud but I must have sat away from the Zoom some, it seems the recording is not too loud.  Just some bluesy noodling and a fun to play little arrangement of an old Beatles tune.  I like this guitar!

In a Quiet Place

5:21 minutes (4.91 MB)

Been working all summer on my first recording proejct ever - scary fun. Anyway, this tune doesn't really represent what the rest of the project is like - and it aint mastered yet, but I thought for some reason I would take the plunge and post it. The tune is by Pat Metheny, and it can be found on the same CD with a tune Rob Ickes recorded (Union Pacific) - the CD is called The Sound of Summer Running. I highly recommend it (Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell together with Marc Johnson and Joey Baron.

anyway, here's the tune, I might post the chart also


willie scott


1:16 minutes (1.47 MB)

This is jazz. I worked this up by request to play in a duet at a camp I'm teaching at in a couple weeks, PSGW. There are a lot of great jazz and swing guitar players there who I learn a lot from. I don't know that much about jazz, but I like how the dobro sounds in it. The tune was written by Duke Jordan, and this is a clip of his trio from the album "Flight to Denmark" to which I added a dobro part on the head. It's a short clip with no improv yet, but I thought I'd share it with those of you that like a little variety.

Orville Johnson- I Cover the Waterfront

3:50 minutes (3.52 MB)

Here's another tune from the project I'm working on with my friend Casey McGill. It's mostly 30s Hawaiian stuff but this is a song from the same period that we did with the Hapa-Haole vibe and it works pretty well. Casey is singing and playing resonator uke, I'm on my Rayco Stage DeLuxe Hawaiian guitar and using a dash of Omnichord for the sparkles at the front and end.

Grand Old Flag

0:52 minutes (818 KB)

Happy 4th of July to everyone! I was watching Yankee Doodle Dandy with Jimmy Cagne the other night and thought this great George M. Cohan tune might be a good one for the ol' square neck. It layed out pretty good in G. Recorded in Garage Band on my Mac and played a little rhythm guitar and mandolin to back it up. So, in honor of our military and Patriots everywhere this 4th of July, please enjoy. And let me know what you think, too.


Andy Thomas - Green and Blue (Laced)

3:09 minutes (3.61 MB)

Recorded this original song with a Focusrite Saffire 6 interface, AT4040 mic, and ProLogic software. Used a maple-style W/S for the reso track. This is my first recording I've ever done so let me know if you have any advice on how to make things sound a little prettier (with my limited supplies). Thanks!

Andy T

Troy Brenningmeyer - Original Tune - Childlike Faith

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2:32 minutes (2.9 MB)

I'll be putting this song on my site, and am dedicating it to Phil Leadbetter.

I will be donating 100% of the Sales of This Lesson for the rest of 2011 to the "Uncle Phil Fund". I hope it sells well and people like it!!!


Thanks again!


Colin Spencer: Sold my Soul

2:04 minutes (886.47 KB)

I got a new Republic Miniolian and raised the action. I tuned it to DADDAD and noodled and this was the result.

Clip from new Kathy Kallick Band cd

1:00 minutes (1.16 MB)

I recently got back from Oakland and about a week of recording getting Kathy's new cd started. This is a rough mix of one of the basic tracks, "Lonesome Without You", a Delmore Bros. duet Dan is singing with Kathy. Dan changed it from a 4/4 beat to a Cajun 3/4 and we play it in Kathy's show with twin fiddles. When we record basic tracks I always go ahead and try to play a solo live, if I'm lucky maybe it's a keeper. Not sure if we'll keep this one or not, but the duet sounds pretty good I think! Proud papa.Wink

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