I'm not keeping up with my blog here as much as I should. Been needing a redesign of this site for some time now, but that will have to wait. I've been keeping busy with remote sessions here at "The Dorm Room" my home studio here in Durham, NC. I've got a ton of drum set gear/ percussion and access to even more esoteric stuff (timpani, tabla, mallet instruments, gongs, etc) via some good friends. If you have a project you're needing drums or percussion on, please get in touch - I would love to work with you on whatever you're dreaming up musically!
I've also been continuing to play with many local and regional artists such as Claybrook. I played on his debut album and have been doing shows and touring with him over the past year. We just shot a video of one of his new songs...check it out below:
I've also been collaborating with some other singer/songwriter pals and we're writing songs in anticipation for a release sometime in the next year. And speaking of writing songs, I'm going public with my desire to do more production work and songwriting. I've chosen the moniker: "The Maudlin Fee" and you can keep up with my progress on that front via my Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/themaudlinfee I will be chipping away at my goal to release an EP by the end of the year, and hopefully start playing live. Man, I hope I can make that happen... :-)
I've also started offering short drum lesson videos on You Tube, via my Durham Drum Lessons Channel - my hope is to post at least one new video a week. Nothing to fancy or complicated. Just simple ideas, beats, transcriptions to hopefully inspire others in their drumming journey.
Thanks for reading and keeping me in mind for gigs and other creative endeavors! I'm looking forward to making some great music happen this year!