Music

 

I play guitar in a folk/singer-songwriter style. When I was a kid I grew up with this sort of stuff, and after wandering through jazz, art rock, and blues infatuations as a listener, I eventually returned to it (though I still enjoy the others, of course).

As a kid I had recorder lessons, and I sang in school things as a choir leader. But it never really felt like a passion until I hit high school and started listening to music in earnest. I was always attracted to good lyrics, and singer-songwriter stuff is one of the few places to find them. Once I got to college, I took up the acoustic guitar and taught myself how to play. I also got into the folk scene, made friends there, attended Kerrville Folk Festivals, and wrote my own material.

My greatest regret about my job is that it doesn’t leave me enough time for my music.

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After the Flood on iTunes

After the Flood on Amazon

After the Flood on CDBaby

AFTER THE FLOOD was recorded at now-defunct Austin game company ORIGIN, in their now-gone THX studio. It was originally released on the now-defunct original MP3.com site back in 1999, where “Maybe Free” was a top ten hit in the Folk-Rock category. For the last few years you’ve been able to get a physical copy with a lost track, “Winter and Fall,” only from CafePress, and now even that is gone. But it’s available in digital form from a variety of sources!

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Sample some of my music

This section includes plenty of music to listen to, and even some sheet music and tablature. In addition to the pieces linked here, I also regularly post new stuff up on the blog in the Music category.

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Instruments and tunings

Here’s a list of the instruments you might hear on one of my recordings, what they are and where they came from. I also have explanations of all the weird tunings and partial capo positions that I use in my fingerstyle instrumentals.

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