Hi there!

I'm a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and recording engineer. I made this site to share what I do with you. You might have heard me play at the Skunk Hollow Tavern open mic on Wednesday nights in Hartland Four Corners, VT, where I've been playing since April 2011. Here's a playlist of songs I've played at the open mic. I've got a home recording studio and I've set up the gear at several locations for live recordings of jams with various combinations of a small group of my life-long friends. There are hundreds and hundreds of recordings here of songs I improvised or crafted, alone or with some friends, going all the way back to 1979. Sometimes I write a little story highlighting one of my favorite recordings, called the pick of the week. They're a great way to browse the music here and get an idea of what I've been up to for the past 40 years, and there are usually a few pictures. There's one 'pick of the week', selected randomly, below. Playback controls are above.

Enjoy!

-Andy

This is an insidious and infectious little instrumental piece, all done with in my Mac in Logic with virtual instruments: drums, marimbas, pianos, sitars, and cellos. For a lot of the instruments, I literally copied a MIDI region from one instrument to another, then I automated some gorgeous cross-fades between the different instruments, and added layers. Here are a few notes from my studio log:

This started the afternoon of Friday 7 August 2009, just back from Detroit visiting OnStar. Mix 1 had mix and match blocks of the same part. Monday 10 August I worked out a different progression and made a bunch of automation to fade between different parts. This is a trip in 7/4. Mix 2 Monday afternoon. Where is this going?

Here's a view of all the instruments and automation:

(click/tap to embiggen)

This was released on my instrumental album from 2010, called cymbal monkeys.

Thanks for listening!

-Andy

posted on 2016.07.18

download: Friday.mp3