Sunday, February 26, 2017

If you listen to music on Spotify, there’s a small thing you can do that will be a big help to me: FOLLOW me there! Once I get to 250 followers, Spotify will “verify” my account, which opens up some cool possibilities for my music, and I’ll also be able to keep you updated whenever I release new songs or playlists. If you have a second, please click “follow” below. Thanks, I really appreciate it! RD

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

"Don't Give Up The Ship" is out!

Click here to listen and/or download the new record!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

This is happening...

I've finally completed my next record/EP. There will be 8 songs on it which are (in no particular order): No Rest For The Weary, It's Alive, Everyone's Fool, There is A Hurt, I Believe In Love, Circles, Tears Are Screaming and Don't Worry. There is no album title yet but I have a few things rolling around in my head. All of the songs feature John Joyce on drums and myself on the guitars, bass, keys and vocals. Drums were recorded in March of 2015 at OK Records with the very talented Greg Talenfeld engineering. Everything else was recorded at home, VERY SLOWLY, mostly during all of those precious rainy days. It's a record about love and was certainly a labor of love for me. I hope you like it. All that is left to do is mastering and some type of distribution. I will do a very small run of CD's. Peace. Here is a snippet of the record....

Sunday, January 3, 2016

"Hello......."

Hi. i'm currently working on some new material to be finished this year. The new release will most likely be an EP with 6 tunes. So far so good! I've managed to put together a nice little studio which gives me many options with the current batch of songs. Juice and I are excited. We did a car test/listen on the way down to NYC to see Jesse Malin/Ryan Adams at the Bowery Ballroom and I'm happy to say the tunes passed the test! More to follow..... A friend came across an old review for "Interim" that was really nice and it can be seen here from Babysue Review. I'd forgotten about this one. Happy New Year!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Something Old, Something New


I've been able to spend a little time in front of the speakers lately and I have been trying to tune up my head for some future recordings. "All About You" has been lurking around my hard drive for a while but I never had the time to mix it. It's back to guitars on this one with some nice raunch and a cool whammy solo. The lead vocal was a single performance with no overdubs. It's not perfect but it had decent energy to it, so I kept it. We all know a person like the one I'm singing about in this one.... a star-fucking, arrogant asshole who tries their best to out-talk and out-cool everyone they know.

Monday, September 1, 2014

'We Hope You like Our New Direction"


I've been snail-like on the music front lately. I've had a few scheduled rehearsals fall through and haven't really been able to conjure up any real musical MOJO. I have a core group of songs ready for further production and I hope to start working on these this fall with my friend and Unspun drummer, John Joyce. I noodle a little here and there (when I'm able to stay awake) and sometimes come up with something interesting. This one is in it's infancy and totally digital except for a few guitar parts. I hear a lot of possible melody lines and ideas but nothing is sticking at the moment. The big chords/hits on the chorus section are actually done in real time on my iPad using an app called "Addictive Synth". There are so many great music making apps for iPad that present a totally new (and odd, to me) way of making music. Some apps that I have are "Animoog", "Vogel CMI", which emulates the Fairlight CMI,"Voice Synth", which is a sick vocoder/sampler and "IMPC", which emulates the MPC Samplers used on a lot of hip hop stuff. We'll see how this track goes from here.