Saturday, June 9, 2018

Ep. 5, Very Scary with Gerry McCreary: Furriet's Soul Train Of Love

How do you know if your cat is possessed? What kind of supernatural creature would you have an affair with? And even if you'd never sell your soul, would you consider lending it out? These questions are asked and answered in this episode of my improv comedy talk show. Featuring Muriah Summer, Chelsea Kramer, Troy Fluhr and Eric Eric E. Farwell.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Karen & Dave cover "Born on the Bayou"

Karen and I had a blast recording this CCR tune. Everthing about it is extra swampy (except my shirt).

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Contest Entries

I just entered a couple songs into some contests. One of them is the Songwriter Showcase at Folks Fest, which is near home. I'm never sure what they're looking for, so I submitted one snarky and one sincere song. Enjoy!

Friday, May 4, 2018

How Come No One Gets Lost, Anymore (w/ Jason Allen & Kirk Bennett)

This was a song from Day 18 of my January songwriting challenge. I've made some fairly minor changes to the lyrics, and there may still be more to come, but I wanted to try building an arrangement for this. We tried a few different combinations, some with Kirk playing rhythm, some with Jay playing with a bow, but this fairly straight-forward one is what we went with, and I'm pretty happy with it. Jay should get special consideration for adding a theatrical element to the video (with him and Kirk starting off looking at their phones); he's done that for the last couple videos he's been in. There are probably some tweaks to come, but I like the way this song is developing. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Ball & Chain (with Karen Finch)

Karen and I wrote this song together a couple weeks ago, but ran out of time to record it. Karen has a wonderful mountain backdrop behind her house, but we didn’t quite capture it in the video, though the clouds were pretty cool.

 Karen wanted to do something bluesy and I wanted to do a duet. The first thing that came to my mind was “Tramp” by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas, which is basically a back-and-forth between the two singers complaining about each other. Our tune started off a bit darker and I think we got a cool, Stonesy groove in the end.

This is definitely a rough arrangement and we’ll look towards tightening things up for the future; but this sucker has a special groove— I look forward to playing this live.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Ep. 4, Very Scary with Gerry McCreary: Sexy Lucky Astral Gun

What would you eat at an astral buffet? How do you calibrate a gun to shoot only supernatural creatures? What’s the best flatulence sound effect of all time? Get the answers and more on this extra bawdy episode Gerry's show (with a special tribute to Art Bell)! Featuring Eric E. Farwell, Troy Fluhr, Muriah Summer and Chelsea Kramer.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Carrie & Dave cover "And It Stoned Me"

I got together again with the scintillating Carrie Faye Thompson to cover this Van Morrison tune. We recorded it in the Remain Teachable Learning Center and Listening Room in Loveland. The space is currently being renovated, but it's going to be a cool place to hang out once it's all put together, so be on the lookout. In the meantime, enjoy the video...