A post apocalyptic psychedelic blues ballad from the point of view of a mother trying to explain to her child why it happened.
Five tracks written, performed & produced in September of 2021. R1NG$ is an ongoing music project that combines elements of modern rock and pop.
A “B-Side” recorded during the 2018-2019 sessions for the Vacations In Color II album. Imagine Genesis-era Peter Gabriel produced by Trevor Horn in 1990. The cat in the cover photo is my good pal Peachy.
A collection of folk-rock odds and ends I wrote and recorded in April-May 2020 during the early lockdown phase of Covid-19. Electronic music seemed obscene at the time, so I found myself turning back to acoustic guitars with minimal production. It’s unlikely that I’ll release this officially, so sharing here for posterity. Enjoy.
Several years in the making, Drop Dead Sunset is a five piece hard rock group based in Nashville, TN. The material emerged primarily from demos Ernie Gray wrote from 2017-2020 that the band then collaborated and expanded on. We made several attempts to record the material, finally opting to work with producer Geoff Piller at Electric Thunder … Continue reading Drop Dead Sunset EP
Produced by Ernie Gray November 29-30, 2019 Timecode Reference: 00:00 – i. V.H.Essen Theme00:07 – ii. The Constant Drone Of Success04:13 – iii. Losing Your Shadow In The Rain08:28 – iv. Taking A Soft Target By Force12:14 – v. All You Ever Think AboutTotal run time: 16:04 Download Written, recorded mixed and mastered over Thanksgiving … Continue reading R1NG$ EP
Supermoon is a new live set in the ongoing series featuring longtime collaborator, experimental guitarist, Joey Campbell and jazz percussionist John Westberry. John Westberry met Joey and I for the first time during this session, booked in the evening of the historic Supermoon on November 14th, 2016. An exceptional musician, John brings a dynamic linear style that challenges and … Continue reading New Live Set: Campbell Gray Westberry – Supermoon
Brian Shulman is a business colleague and friend who’s been a profound influence in my life both professionally, as a software innovator and businessman, and personally, as a mentor of tremendous character. Brian is not involved in the music industry himself, but I was fascinated to learn about his late father, Stan Shulman, who was … Continue reading Interview: Brian Shulman on music pioneer and businessman, Stan Shulman
I had a blast playing with Richard and Jason at the Radio Cafe Friday night. Great crowd. Great performances also by Colin Wade Monk and Hitchcock Circus. Richard’s songs are smart pop-rock numbers with unforgettable hooks and clever storylines. The ‘Nots’ sound has quickly evolved into Uncle Tupelo meets early Replacements, with the rawness and … Continue reading Forget-Me-Nots Rock the Radio Cafe
After feeling like such a brooding nag in my last post about a cliff-notes depth look at the sacred texts in Islam, I thought I’d follow up with a nice 1-2 combo on something equally dour and that matters to you and just about everyone you know: the future of your economy. Yeah, I know, … Continue reading It’s A Bubble Bath…
Have you ever noticed that the east side of a city is usually where the artists, weirdos, and progressive folk like to hang out? A fellowEast Nashvillian pointed this out to me the other day while enjoyinga pintof Guinness at the Family Wash.Hmm, maybe there is something to that. East village New York, five points … Continue reading East Nashville: A Condensed History
The single by Drop Dead Sunset
“If we studied any other creature in nature and found the record of intra-species violence that human beings have, we would be repulsed by it. We’d view it as a great perversion of natural law – but we wouldn’t deny it.”
— Gavin De Becker
New Single By Drop Dead Sunset. Odysseus may have resisted the Sirens, but he never encountered the 21st century smart phone…