Once in a while we get the question, “What kind of gear do you guys use?” We try to keep the gear a minimal as possible because it just keeps getting heavier every year.
There’s this joke, goes like this: A musician is someone who puts $10,000 worth of gear into a $1200 car to drive 100 miles to do a $75 gig. Our three piece cover band, Livin’ the Dream, tries to carry the biggest sound with the smallest gear. We are seasoned players (that means old) and have learned
This is simply a memoir I had always thought about writing. I really don’t know how far I will get and the fact that I am making it public works as an impetus for me to continue. Music has been a part of my life as long as I can remember and it is the
In 2009 I was commissioned to create music for a Grand Rapids Art Prize sculpture by Jacquline Gilmore, teaming with Sound Post Studios, Storytelling Pictures and Bluewater Technologies. Her work was built into the side of The B.O.B., a restaurant and nightclub complex, and video art was projected onto the side of the four story
In 1998 Chris Hansen founded Hark Up to share the gospel of Christmas with an annual artistic juggernaut of vocalists, drama, visual art, light shows, children’s choirs, dance troupes, magicians, drum lines, mass brass and more. It is an amazing old school production that sells out every show. I have had the honor of participating
In the early 80s I was invited to record and perform with the Little Kids band, formed by cousins Chuc Steed, Connie Moomey and Randy Marsh. Other band members included Ken Peters, Tim Phifer. In the studio we were joined by Frank Steed, Andy Venza, Mark Dievendorf, Dave Dievendorf and Willy Minear, where we recorded