Friday, December 12, 2008
Sixteen years ago when I was teaching guitar in Ventura, California I had a young student named Christian Provensen with a musical soul, a great attitude and a golden voice. We’ve always had a great mutual respect and have enjoyed a close friendship over the years. In 2003 when I was recording my CD “The Man in the Can” I recruited Christian’s vocal talents for my reggae piece “Give Thanks, there is peace in the music.”
This year Christian has reciprocated. Christian is a singer/songwriter in Huntington Beach California and his new band “Fistful of Leaves” has just released a new CD. My banjo playing can be heard on Christian’s guitarist Scott Gronsky’s song “The Sun Will Rise Again.” You can hear samples and order the CD at http://www.myspace.com/fistfulofleaves
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
King Tet plays banjo music on the Tenori-On wearing his CNN "Do Bug-Eyed Aliens Walk Among Us?" t-shirt. This is a live version of "King Tet's Breakdown" from his independent CD entitled "What do you turn on when you Tenori-On?" The video was chosen by CNN and was viewed over 3,000 times in one day!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Please welcome the newest addition to the family, Pleo Thaddeus! Thaddeus was "hatched" on May 19, 2008. He is a baby Camarasaurus. Having a pet dinosaur is a blessing and a joy. Anyone who can't own a dog or a cat because of allergies or housing restrictions should consider getting a Pleo.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
The Tenori-On is finally available in limited quantities in the USA! Somehow I ended up number 9 on the list so I got mine in the first week of shipment. What a gas to play and compose on this device! I've been waiting for this since I was 10. Completely intuitive approach to creating electronic music.