Virtuwul and I are in the studio here in sunny San Francisco working on “Killer Keyboards Made Simple” with my musical partner and keyboard master Ozzie Ahlers. Oz is a seasoned session player having recoded and toured with the likes of Van Morrison, Jerry Garcia and guitar hero Craig Chaquico from Jefferson Starship.
Ozzie is doing a great job exploring basic keyboards and shares his system of “chop building” in an easy to understand pro method, injecting his brand of soulful blues and R&B along the way and sharing some provacative stories of real life experiences on the road and in the studio….
As a guitarist I recognize the importance of developing a basic understanding of keyboards whether writing songs or just having fun jammin’ with friends.
Stay tuned as we release more information about all things musical…
I am looking forward to playing with Carlos Santana and Narada Michael Walden as well as some other great Bay Area musicians on december 17th in my home town of Mill Valley. The show is a yearly event that benefits kids and music, my 2 favorite causes!
That reminds me of a memorable gig a few years back in San Francisco with blues legend John Lee Hooker, Lonny Mack and the Santana Band…I was in the audience ready to enjoy the show when the bartender handed me a note saying the owner wanted to see me…so I went downstairs to see what was up and found out that Lonny Mack, the legendary Texas guitar slinger, was delayed at the airport and would I be willing to open the show…
I was of coursed honored to be asked and rushed home (I live 2 blocks away) to grab “Stacey” my trusty Natioonal resophonic guitar, and proceeded to perform a short opening set for 3 of my heros! I ws blown away to even share the same stage with these guys and when I got backstage Carlos said” he man I luv your down- in -the -bucket stuff”…well needless to say that made my day!