3/2/22 Digital release of "Now at Last" an album of jazz standards and an original produced by Chris Schlarb at BIG EGO Studios. Featuring songs by theatre composers Kurt Weill, Marc Blitzstein, among others. Accompanied by a virtuoso ensemble of musicians I am humbled and elated to know. Excited to share this offering and to continue growing as a musician forevermore.
* Studio photography by Devin O'Brien
* Design by Michael Wysong
honored to have my artwork on the cover of this BIG EGO Records release, Byways of the Moon
by Dave Easley
NEW MUSIC 🎵 🤖 💕
I’m SO proud of this intimate little record I made with my friends Doug Carter and Davin Givhan at BIG EGO Studios
It’s a collection of tunes created by Black girls on America’s playgrounds during the 20th century, jazzed up by me - exclusively for Yoto!
Special thanks to for helping me dig through a mountain of folk music to create this collection! ✨
Here's a music video all about the friendly neighbors we have in Long Beach with footage from the Singing Trolley I did with We Love Long Beach and the recording session at BIG EGO Studios and even a miniature trolley and a tiny Queen Mary, hand stitched out of felt. Enjoy!
Why are so many songs about rainbows? An homage to keeping the spirit alive in Long Beach, California with a singing trolley, friendly neighbors, and a miniature Queen Mary. Recorded at BIG EGO Studios.
- NEW ALBUM RELEASE -
Hey Jive Turkeys! 😎🦃🎵
Today is the day! It’s been three years since our last studio release, and this time we kicked it up a notch!
Our new EP, GOOD FOOT, pays homage to the sounds of Black American music in the 50's and 60's - rhythm and blues, motown, doo-wop, rock and roll, it’s all here!
And we could all use a little dance party, wouldn’t ya say? So, slip on your dancin’ shoes and let’s boogie!
Find GOOD FOOT right now, wherever you buy or stream music.
It was an (ahem!) interesting challenge to produce an album during these wild times, and it would NOT have happened without an incredible team: Vocalists Amelia Robinson/Mil's Trills, Pam Rocker, musicians Alex Sadnik, Anthony Shadduck, Ramsey Hampton, Steve Lorentzen, Philip Glenn, Danny Frankel, and Doug Carter; my producer and pal Chris Schlarb at BIG EGO Studios, and the team at EastWest Studios.
Big THANKS to Guitar Moderne for the very recent interview with yours truly. Its an hour long video situation (link below...) that covers a lot of ground including the recent mssv album, what we're up to now, a bunch of my guitars in detail and the effects setup I was using for the recent mssv Big Ears Festival livestream performance... Hey, I can think of worse ways to spend an hour!
FULL VID: https://youtu.be/TgGyqEUky9I
w. Koll Guitar Company, Fryette Amplification, BIG EGO Studios
Production photos from Big Ears Festival's shoot at Ijams Nature Center / 'Keystone' Quarry for our forthcoming stream featuring the post-genre power trio mssv (Mike Baggetta, Stephen Hodges, mike watt).
The mssv livestream shows on Fri, Oct. 16 at 8p (edt) — with replays through Sun, Oct. 18 at 12 midnight — & celebrates the release of the band's new album, 'Main Steam Stop Valve' on BIG EGO Studios
Tix & info:
The brand new full-length mssv album "Main Steam Stop Valve" is coming out on BIG EGO Studios Records October 16th in limited edition vinyl and digital formats! Pre-order TODAY at our Bandcamp and download our single "The Mystery Of":
We even have a video for it made by Los Angeles-based 16mm outsider filmmaker, Allen D. Glass II, shot on the last 16mm Kodachrome ever to be processed. View the whole thing at the YouTube link below. Plug in the speakers, full screen it in HD, dim the lights, then order the record:
Coming next week...
Mike Baggetta, Stephen Hodges, mike watt, BIG EGO Studios