My Derek Trucks lesson is finally live on my YouTube channel! 🎸
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“Stay Like This” is out! so here’s a lil acoustic version with lovely @sophiemarksmusic ♥️
A year ago I wouldn’t have believed it if you told me I’d have any of my music recorded, ever. So I’m unbelievably grateful for the love and support on this first song.♥️ (many more to come!)
MOST IMPORTANTLY, thank you to @gabevallenyc and @tommymac0123 for being so wonderful recording and mixing this track, and holding such an unbelievably comfortable space to do so.💕
I am so grateful, and happy national Montana day as well.🐻
And big thank you to @matt_c_white for mixing this, and @snapshotscott for filming.💛
Such a pleasure to share the kitchen with my guy @curthenderson_ 👨🏻🍳🥞
TAG a homie who would dig this track 🏷🙏🏻
If you want a full breakdown of how we made this track 👉 head to my YouTube 🔴
A short clip from one of my compositions and orchestra arrangement: Lost.
For this occasion I could count with a symphony orchestra + a big band and a jazz quartet.
I’m always grateful for having the opportunity to write for this big orchestra setup and to perform my original composition.
Hopefully I’m going to share soon the entire clips on my YouTube channel.
🎂Today marks the birthday of the late jazz guitarist, Johnny Smith. Smith is widely acknowledged for being one of the greatest and innovative chord melody players of all time. In 1950, he began his relationship with John D’Angelico and received his first Excel fastened with a DeArmond pickup. While he loved the instrument, it unfortunately was lost in a house fire the following year, after which he used a ’30s D’Angelico lent to him by John Collins. Then, in 1955 Smith received his next D’Angelico which had the unique spec of having a 20-fret fingerboard and short scale 25” neck paired with a gorgeous Iced Tea Burst finish. D’Angelico searched for two years before he found the 100-year-old maple for the back and sides and the 75-year-old spruce top for the neck. D’Angelico tried to give it to Johnny, but Johnny prevailed and finally paid him for it. The short scale of this guitar allowed him to achieve new chord shapes which are widely heard in his recordings in years thereafter.