My Friends and I are the new generation. We are inventing the future of music right now. Let's turn this dream into something tangible.
I am no stranger to recording studios. I've been playing guitar for 8 years and am part of a wonderful band called the Nickel & Dime Band that just recently finished a studio album. I am given a lot of freedom on the guitar, but I do not write any of the songs for that band.
Yet as far as music is concerned, my heart is and has always been in writing and arranging songs; both music and lyrics. My Friends and I is my way of sharing the songs that are in my heart. In the process of recording the first EP, I actually made friendships that I believe will last a lifetime. It started with emails to a musicology student that I didn't know too well, and it ended in a deep connection not just between musicians, but between people.
Now I am at it again. This project features a whole new cast of musical friends, and the product will be something unlike anything anyone has ever heard.
So much of what makes a good band is the chemistry that exists between the musicians. The songs I write are ultimately not mine. They come from some other place, and then I put them in the hands of all of these musicians who add themselves to the mix. It is a wonderful process, and I invite you to come along for the ride.
Here are a couple tracks from my previous endeavor that I just uploaded to YouTube:
And here's one from The Nickel & Dime Band featuring me on guitar:
Thank you, and remember - your support makes the songs. The current goal is enough to make a short EP. All extra funds make extra songs! My hope is to exceed the goal and make my first full length album. With your help I'll be able to! Thanks again,
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