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Drummer / Hand Percussionist / Vocalist.....working all over Montana, doing live gigs and studio projects. Been writing a lot and looking forward to getting some thoughts on hard drive.
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Influences are to many to list. An after all if you have been listening to music long enough, you start hearing things repeat themselves.
I am more influenced by a good book or movie or some life experience.
TrapKat controller with roland V drums,alesis d4, MPC60 an other akai samplers
HandDrums - djembes,congas,bongos,udu,talking drum
Software - various
Crazy.WAVSEAL's Crazy - acoustic retouch . John English guitar, myself doing the other crazy stuff
Walking Uptown (butte)
Walking Uptown (butte)Done in realtime all at once) with Roland V drums triggering pad chords -effect sounds as well as the drum sounds.
LIAISON BANDNorfolk Virgina- early 80's group named 'LIAISON' Michael Williams - keys Rick Kuhns - bass John Cason - guitar Michael Mcdaniel -drums
PrayforRain/SongcatchersThe Songcatchers - Pray for rain - from back in my Seattle days. For all of us dealing with the fires and breathing around the smoke . God Bless the firefighters and associated crews. Will be removed this after the rains come .
Life goes on
Life goes onI wrote and recorded this some years back -
At Your Best
At Your BestThis is a remake of an Isley Brothers tune. My challenge was to do it falsetto - All instuments by M.'Duck' Mallard @ Emenice Studio.
If I needed you
If I needed youA 'Townes Van Zandt' song. Texas songwriter :)
G _ _ . O _ _ _ D _ . .
G _ _ . O _ _ _ D _ . .Just passing through, this I know. No prep for this - just like life. We're here for a short time to do what we can. So with my ceremonial drum, I just played the moment :)
StickGame/SongcatchersTrack done by the Seattle based group 'the Songcatchers'. co-founder Arlee Neskahi shared stories of native American cultures and StickGames .
Ocean Drum of proverbs
Ocean Drum of proverbsSANKOFA means that we must go back and cleanse our past so that we can live more fully in the present. In the deepest sense, we must call and invoke our ancestral past and heal, to enable us to move wholly into the future. It has been said that we are standing on the shoulders of those who came before us - our ancestors/ancestress - to see what is to come.
Rap Session instrumental
Rap Session instrumentalOriginal track with the intention for some 'wordsmith' to use - if they so choose. just remember to give beat creator props :) attitude aggressive
Djembe AyaDjembe Aya is a local Montana drum group that meets for drumming & meditation. Spreading Love-Joy-Rhythm and Peace. The Aya fern is a West African Adinkra symbol of endurance and resourcefulness. The fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places. It suggests an individual who “has endured many adversities and outlasted much difficulty.” According to the Bamana people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying "Anke djé, anke bé" which translates to "everyone gather together in peace" and defines the drum's purpose. In the Bambara language, "djé" is the verb for "gather" and "bé" translates as "peace".
KBOW Interview 2
KBOW Interview 2This is part 2 of a 2 part interview, done just before my 1st 'Drumming through Depression' workshop.
KBOW Interview 1
KBOW Interview 1Part 1 of an interview that I did just before my first 'Drumming through Depression' workshop - 2009.
Little Djembe boy
Little Djembe boysinging and playing my djembe at the same time :)
Ain't no Sunshine (Bill Wither's cover)
Ain't no Sunshine (Bill Wither's cover)A man & his drum :)
State of Mind -Cover -
State of Mind -Cover -Giving a nod to Raul Midon for such a great tune, this cover done by russ nelson & myself
Can't Find my way home - COVER -
Can't Find my way home - COVER -Russ Nelson -guitar. Michael McDaniel-vocals . Dory ritrova -engineer(Ghetto recordings)
They went that'a Way
They went that'a Waythis is a in the moment piece, where we just hit record and see what happens . Vertex Vortex
Give me Freedom/Songcatchers
Give me Freedom/SongcatchersSongcatchers from the pacific northwest.
The ? is
The ? is
Just the 2 of Us
Just the 2 of UsA Bill Withers tune - felt right on that day - hope it feels right when you listen :)
Skypilot debut CD LiveLoveLoud
Skypilot debut CD LiveLoveLoudI tried a different drum approach to this tune vs. a straight backbeat .
Drum Stream of thoughts
Drum Stream of thoughtsI played drumset first then moved over to the congas&djembe in order to complete this DrumStream of thought
Ain't no Use '
Ain't no Use 'A cover song- original by Stevie Wonder ' Ain't no use' vocals- Michael McDaniel acoustic guitar - Russ Nelson * I do not have rights to this song and I am 'NOT' selling or making any profits*
Life goes on
Life goes onMe at the keys for once - playing against a drum loop - singing what came from the heart - LIFE GOES ON -
03 Holy Love
03 Holy LoveAngie McLaughlin's album 'Holy Love', produced and engineered by Dave Heidt . Myself on drum set, a little conga work and then backing vocals.
02 Drum & Flute
02 Drum & FluteAnother afro native american drum/flute piece. It's free-form and we are as much of the audience as the listeners :)
01 Drum & Flute
01 Drum & FluteI am playing congas and a djembe in this piece. Dory R. is playing the native american flute. This was his first attempt at playing/recording with this flute. As he had recently gotten bitten by the native flute bug.