I am now endorsed by Rhinehart guitars. Based out of Greenwood IN, Darin Rhinehart, George Barnes and a few of their friends are building some super high quality custom guitars. I’m very stoked to be a part of the Rhinehart team and highly recommend their rad “new vintage guitars”. Fine craftsmanship and close attention to the woods used in their guitars make Rhinehart an up and coming custom high end guitar company that people should definitely be aware of. Expect videos soon of me jammin on my new Rhinehart RBG series guitar. Until then check out this beauty.
Here’s an instruction video for russian circles song micah (probably an intermediate level song….. so if you’re gonna try it hopefully you know more then the G chord). Hopefully some people that wanted to learn this song can now learn it. Word.
Probably one of my favorite rock/post punk/whatever genre it is…. bands is Russian Circles. I learned a few of their tunes for fun and would then force students to learn them. In the process of teaching the songs I found that alot of them sounded rad as acoustic tunes. So here’s Harper Lewis and Micah acoustically.
Harper Lewis (acoustic)
I’ve always really admired pieces which are played or arranged as something that can hold it’s own as a solo piece. Here’s a few standard tunes played with the intention of holding its own on one instrument.
Body And Soul
I Concentrate On You
Gone With The Wind
Stella By Starlight
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Johnny Smith chord arrangement of My Funny Valentine.
Bygones You Had Better Be Bygones was a band me, drummer Chris Sorter, and vocalist Bradley Stevens started in 2008. We then spent the next year writing what turned out to be pretty wild “grind-core-ish” album. We recorded in 2009 with Joel Lauver at Burning Bridge Records in Nashville, TN. It’s rooted in hardcore, screamo, and more artsy post punk stuff which I grew up listening to. While writing it I was kind of going through a musical struggle as to whether I wanted to really dive into jazz music or stick with my roots of more underground music such as punk and hardcore. All that said we ended up with a record which is now downloadable for free and below is the link to it. It’s very organized chaos. It’s geared toward hardcore/metal listeners. If that’s not a style you appreciate this record will probably not be for you.