Peter Fonda and Me

Peter Fonda and Me

I had just finished working on the Rick James album “Urban Rhapsody” while living in Hollywood Hills with my girlfriend. My life was moving to a place that I had known too well. A, touring musician living in Southern California, I had played for some of...
Doris Day and the Page Cavanaugh Trio

Doris Day and the Page Cavanaugh Trio

Almost one hour from the time that Doris Day died on May 13th, 2019, I received a phone call from a record company executive informing me of this event. I was not totally aware of the career of this amazing lady, but have vivid memories of my mother singing some of...
Producing Projects In Nashville

Producing Projects In Nashville

Working in Nashville at Harmonic Labs I’ve been scoring and producing various projects ranging from hip hop artists to media and television themes. Harmonic Labs located in Brentwood, TN, is owned by Rick Chapman who has been a long time friend of myself and my...
Quarter Key

Quarter Key

In the studio to produce a single for Nashville rap artist Quarter Key. Recording at Harmonic Labs in Brentwood, production was done on a large format Audient console using all class A singnal paths. Engineered by studio owner Rick Chapman, Krome Jizzle assisted in...
Skeletons In Your Closet

Skeletons In Your Closet

Skeletons In Your Closet It’s been an amazing season working with Blues Artist, Buddy Black. What began as a mutual appreciation of music and performance, evolved into a close friendship and production of an entirely new collection of music. Buddy has been the...
Why Buddy Black Plays Trini Lopez Guitars

Why Buddy Black Plays Trini Lopez Guitars

Why does Buddy Black prefer Gibson Trini Lopez guitars? According to Buddy Black, we can start with the obvious. The artist models Gibson made in the 50s and 60s were some of the finest instruments ever. Diamond inlays, 6 in a row headstock, bound diamond shaped sound...
Blues Artist Buddy Black

Blues Artist Buddy Black

Buddy Black This Man Sings The Blues BUDDY BLACK has traveled the globe as a journey man guitar slinger. Played for and shared stages with some of the best. Ernest Tubb, Johnny Rivers, John Conlee, Johnny Paycheck, Chubby Checker, Percy Sledge, Artimus Pyle, Matt...
SOS Magazine Feature: John Forbes: Ne-Yo Live

SOS Magazine Feature: John Forbes: Ne-Yo Live

John Forbes talks to SOS about how he became musical director for Ne-Yo, creating live arrangements for one of the world’s top R&B artists using recorded parts. As we enter the second decade of the new millennium, the icy finger of economic uncertainty...