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not just the same " old stuff "

Posted on June 12, 2012 with 587 comments
Ok here is something to play around with , had a student ask me this tonight , how can i play something cool over minor chords and not the same old stuff. well i bet you can get more out of your " old stuff " Dorian #4 works 1 2 b3 #4 5 6 b7 remember scales in and of themselfs are not music they are just a reference point , to paint the masterpiece you can color both inside and outside the lines , so go color and be free , enjoy

new coproducer

Posted on May 23, 2012 with 576 comments
More great new ,for me anyway ,two time grammy award winner Joel Guzman will coproduce coproduce Thunder Rain .you can hear Joel on keyboards on 2120 Jade Ave amd Teen Town at . very happy about this .

Russell K Shores

How did this new album and overall concept for it come about and what are your ultimate goals with it ?

This cd is a love letter to my wife, as a musician this is the best gift I could offer her.

What do you find to be the most challenging aspect of recording a new album?

As a bass player your main job is that of a side man so it can be tuff to find time to get your own project off the ground but well worth it and I would have it no other way.

How would you describe what inspires you to do what you do?

Just the love of music, I was blessed to know what I wanted to do with my life at a young age. I have never had a gig that I did not learn something new about myself good or bad.

What artists do you feel akin to or in the same tribe with?

So many great artist really inspire me if I had to pick a few Jaco would be at the top of the list followed by Brad Taylor and Jerry Tubb.

What elements do you look for in a song that makes it especially satisfying [...]
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New CD Thunder Rain

Posted on April 12, 2012 with 533 comments
this week we start on the new cd thunder rain . I am very happy about this and hope you will all enjoy the music. be well and be blessed , more soon


Posted on December 22, 2011 with 448 comments
To all my myopia religious friends and you know who you are , it's time to pump your brakes Christ and commerce have nothing to do with each other ! You have been faked out agin .

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