I spent a great three nights away in a lovely Scottish manor. Fine dining, Scottish palace visit, movies, laughs, a visit to the owl centre and also to see the works of Ray Harryhausen (I’m a big fan of his movies and filming techniques). And last but not least, I was featured on the NASDAQ Tower in Times Square for five seconds (100% genuine!!) – what a great birthday. Big album coming soon so keep an eye on my channel! By and large, the guitar work here was done by me (many moons ago).
Cover of Johnny Cash and June Carter’s song, “Jackson.”
I’ve always loved this song.
I tried to switch between Johnny and June’s vocals.
Super fun to play on my Avalon acoustic!
Steel-string cover of Vicente Amigo’s spectacular song.
I’ve long been a fan of Vicente, and the flamenco genre in general. This was difficult to do on a steel-strung guitar, compounded by the fact that I’ve developed “trigger finger” due to 16-hour work days and a massive garden project I’m undertaking. Nevertheless, I’m ok with how this has turned out.
If you haven’t heard any of Vicente’s music then I heartily suggest that you get listening now!
This one is dedicated to my friends in Argentina – see you next year!
Cover of Kansas’ “Dust in the Wind…”
Always loved this song and also loved that it was in “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure!”
Acoustic cover of Christopher Cross’ classic, “Ride Like the Wind.” I did this randomly one day and probably could have done a better job of it if had prepared more but hey. I left off the last verse to keep the video concise. Enjoy!
Acoustic Cover of the Beatles’ classic. This has always been one of my faves of theirs and holds some meaning. I did it in two takes, as honest as possible. Enjoy.
“Cheers” theme tune acoustic cover. I remember watching this show as a kid and always thought the song was somewhat heartwarming. Enjoy!
Toy Story song by Randy Newman.
Acoustic cover n my Larrivee OM-02.
I wrote the guitar part based on a live piano performance and I’m quite happy with it.
Silly Wizard’s “The Queen of Argyll.”
I originally heard North Sea Gas do this one.
I absolutely love this romantic Celtic-sounding tune.
Unfortunately I got the last two lines of verse 1 wrong but oh well!
I played this on my Irish Avalon guitar and tried using the SM58 for the vocals this time (I think I’ll stick with the RODE for vox just due to its mounted pop shield).
The image on the PC screen isn’t related to Silly Wizard – somebody else created it for some game but I liked the look of it.
A strange but satisfying song by Crash Test Dummies.
On another note, I found this kick-ass picture of me dressed as Slash at a gig! I’ve got more acoustic songs on the backburner and a few electric solo videos to do at some point and have been doing yet more drums and a bit of bass for the album. Slow and steady wins the race on this one..!