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New Single Thump Thump Thump

New Single Thump Thump Thump Thump Thump Thump dropped Friday August 19th 2016. A labor of love that took a long road to fruition. I’m excited to finally have it out free in the world for you to enjoy. Interested in the lyrics and reading the liner not …

New Music Is Coming

The world is going nuts, good thing I’ve got new music coming soon. With the recent developments of BREXIT, the upcoming election that feels like its being brought to us by Parker Brothers ala monopoly, and two police shootings that are at best point b …

Beyond The Music

Been a little quiet here on the JW front due to things beyond the music. Hey Jody, where you been? That’s a possible question you could be asking yourself. A valid question it is. Normally I’m posting all kinds of stuff. Beyond The Music As it turns ou …

2016 Is Off To A Crazy Start

2016 NAMM 2016 is off to a crazy start. It began with a quick set in Sebastopol CA just after the holidays. Immediately after that it was a quick stop home, then off to Los Angeles for the NAMM show. My favorite mass event to attend. Its like a Guitar …

Hello 2016

Hello 2016 Goodbye 2015

Hello 2016 Happy New Year to ya. Its already time to say goodbye to 2015. In one way I’m wishing 2015 could keep going as its been a pretty good year. However, I’m already looking at 2016 as the launch pad for several great things to come. New Music Vi …

Create A Spotify Playlist

What’s on my mind today? I’ll tell ya, it’s creating a Spotify Playlist.Spotify Playlist Spotify Playlist See, I’m working on fully embracing the streaming concept. To that end, I’d like to add what I can to your Spotify playlist profile. What do you m …

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Great Guitar Tones In MainStage Song Parts

Here’s the 3rd installment of videos around getting great guitar tones from a computer using MainStage. This video showcases how to split up guitar sounds into multiple patches to switch between within songs. MainStage Song Parts For Multiple Guitar So …

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Great Guitar Tones In MainStage Multi Amp Setup

Part two in my getting great guitar tones in MainStage talks about creating multi amp setups. Imagine if you could take the amplifier rigs of people like The Edge, Joe Bonamassa, Aerosmith, Joe Satriani, and reduce them down to a single laptop with a m …

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Nightwatch Theme On A&E

That day or rather that night has finally come! Nightwatch on A&E has its season 2 premier tonight and yours truly composed the music that opens the show. Nightwatch Theme You read that correctly. I wrote the opening theme music for the show Nightw …

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HIVE Teaser Trailer

HIVE is alive! You’ve seen pictures. I’ve blogged about it. Now you can see the actual device in this teaser trailer. HIVE https://www.youtube.com/embed/pJciLGdJk6g Get ready to hear the future of guitar tones, cause I’m taking this on tour in the near …

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Getting Great Guitar Tones From A Computer

I’ve been doing a lot of recording in the past several years where the guitar tones are important. Who am I kidding? Guitar tone is always important. I’ve recently made the switch to using software and computers for all my guitar sounds and amplificati …

Rehearsing

Ah the behind the scenes part of playing music live that most people never think about – rehearsing Rehearsing I’ve been putting together a new group of people to start playing out live more. Having done a ton of music for film, TV, and now even a them …