A New Saxophone Player In Nashville

With the sudden onset of October, I realized that my summer is over and Nashville has been my home for almost a month now.  So far I’ve really enjoyed acclimating to Music City – there are tons of hip areas (much in walking distance), amazing weather, and the people have been warm and receptive.  It seems like the majority of folks that I have met here are not actually from Nashville or the Tennessee area at all, but are instead transplants like me attracted to the music scene.   The music scene itself has been quite interesting to me so far.  Despite what I’ve been led to think about the massive country music industry down here, I’ve actually seen very little of that around, save for …

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End of Summer Update

This summer, I was privileged to help out with the recording of Todd Coolman’s new CD entitled Perfect Strangers, in which he solicited songs from the general public. In rehearsal and the recording studio, I was able to watch some of the world’s finest musicians at work, including Eric Alexander, Brian Lynch, Jim McNeely, John Riley, and Jon Faddis. The resulting CD is just about to be released through ArtistShare, and will feature my song “Crescent City Ditty.” Perfect Strangers is a terrific collection of tunes, and can be purchased through the record label’s website, www.artistshare.com.   Additionally, some of the members of the ensemble were kind enough to listen to my recent demo (mostly posted on my Music page) and provide me with some …

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