Thanks for the support. It’s going to be a great night Ardmore Music Hall April 30th w/ TOMMY CONWELL & the Young Rumblers.
We specialize in supporting venue draw for National Touring Acts in the PA, NYC, NJ (Asbury Park) areas. Toured-w/supported: Jeff Healey, Los Lonely Boys, Anna Popovic, JD SIMO, Chris Duarte, Philip Sayce, Savoy Brown, King’s X.
Remember this from 1996-2002?
Thanks for the support. It’s going to be a great night Ardmore Music Hall April 30th w/ TOMMY CONWELL & the Young Rumblers.
GIG ALERT! WMMR NIGHT93.3 WMMR Philadelphia w/ Jacky BamBam Ardmore Music Hall April 30th w/ Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers. COME EARLY!
Thanks to @alessandroamplifiers for this wonderful custom build (cab and 1/4AZZ). Will be entering a stage in your town soon.
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Still a few packages left, but not many at Unchained Brands, designed by Johnny Griparic. A portion of proceeds goes to Musicares, helping industry friends in need. Chain up!
As the pandemic started, I had just returned from LA recording my (yet to be released) album…. Unchained Brands(below) was just a conversation and idea Johnny Griparic and I had while chatting on a break between songs…We spent the last 18 months building this company to hopefully bring some light to others and have some fun along the way….Please check it out….maybe pick up a T shirt or some very cool accessories for your style. It will help others as we support donating portions of our proceeds to MusiCares. JP
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2 new tracks to be included on my next LP release “the Sierra Madre Sessions” (late spring 2022) will feature this @nationalguitars - photo by @allisonmorganphotos - I am so proud of these tracks as will post a few samples soon. #nationalguitars #resonator #resonatorguitar #blues #melody #sonhouse #slideguitar #songs #newalbum #jamespaceband #indieartist #originalmusic #asburypark #LA PHOTO SHOOT. #guitar #guitarist #musician #johnvarvatos #hahahadtodothat
Thank you for being you and tuning in! 8 tracks for “the Sierra Madre” sessions album are being prepared for spring release. More news soon 🎶
News news news….coming soon
But in the mean time check out some of the greatest guitar sounds ever created by a human(or maybe now quite superhuman)
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Welcome new members! We have 23 members this month…Thanks for your interest…
Some plans coming together and in the mean time here is a video from a product review I had done for my Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt Stratocaster and the pickups custom wound from JW Restoration.
This is a NO GO- (please see my comments below)
POLL: Philadelphia Suburbs: Who would come out for an OUTDOOR BLUES night with a lot of Hendrix on Thursday, October 21st 630 - 830 - Merch giveaways. CD singles of latest release and maybe a Tshirt or 2
Super excited to join the Effectrode FAMILY of ARTISTS featuring the worlds best “tube” guitar pedals. Review and #soundclips coming next week for the “Blue Bottle” -
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We were supposed to do this last spring 118 North with Chris Duarte - Hopefully again…to celebrate 20 + years!
21 Yrs ago TODAY 7/21/99 #jamespaceband w/ @duarte.rocks duarte.rocks Artist, via @jesselun promoter. #time #youth #life #friendship #music #instagood #texas #austintexas #philadelphia #blues #johnjordanbass #thebestoftimes #acadiaguitars #guitarist #guitarplayer #tour #bars #clubs #musician #legend #amps #tubeamps #tailspinheadwhack #kingsofgroove
Posted a new song: "Rise" https://www.reverbnation.com/q/7ull1s
Toni Washingtin Thank You for having me on your Birthday with The Philly Blues Society in the City of Brotherly (and Sisterly) Love. “Easing’ back in”
Did I ever mention I co-founded this company with my friend Johnny Griparic four months ago? How about a chain for a great DAD on Father’s Day!?
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This popped up on my “memories” today. This photo isn’t just a memory of our July gig at World Cafe Live in Philly, this is a photo of 31 years of friendship and musicianship with this guy Charles J Heuser III. This moment captured by Ron Adelberg photography tells a story of intense concentration and caring for songs we wrote together that were bigger than us. We didn’t care and didn’t know who would like them. It’s been that way for a long time and hope it continues to gradually ease into the next chapter of our lives, directly or indirectly.....
9 Days. We have some sparkling #MAGIC to reveal.
Team! I would like to announce a taste of my own version of Nerdville. Over the next few weeks, I will be showing you the exact guitar setup David Gilmour of Pink Floyd used for his last (hopefully not final) tour for Rattle that Lock. I “invested” in this set up. See picture below of the exact amps I will be playing through and replicating some of his most signature sounds. I will work through “Shine on you Crazy Diamond” “Breathe (in the air)” “Run Like Hell” and “Us and Them”. Of course “Comfortably Numb”.
So what are we using? Alessandro 2014 Redbone Special, through a WEM 1970 original 4x12 Crescendo 12 speaker set up. You can’t get any closer than this. I can break out the pedals too from 1985 he still uses. Hope you dig.... #davidgilmour #pinkfloyd #blues #rockandroll #tone #fender #alessandroamp #philadelphia #UK #WEM
NEXT SINGLE RELEASE.....May 30th....
Tell me you don’t like this album and we can’t be friends anymore 😂
Released 40 years ago today.￼
1 week since the release of this song...Thanks!
(Today 26yrs. ago?) April 8th, 1994: We (Charles J Heuser III and Joe Le Roy + Garren Musician/Singer/Songwriter) opened for KING’s X at The Stone Pony thanks to Tony Pallagrosi and Concerts East. At the time, King’s X was all I listened to....I was obsessed with the organic sound. If you don’t know....King’s X is like mixing Sly and the Family Stone with Hendrix on guitar and the Beatles on mass vocal. It’s truly original.
This night could have a book, but I will state just a few game changing experiences. One: This was the day the news of Kurt Cobain’s passing was announced officially to the public(although he actually passed a few days prior). We were briefed not to mention this news on stage. Two: Doug was the absolute kindest soul and spent an hour or more with us sipping Arizona Tea and talking about his years as a vocalist and giving our young selves an education in the music business - He was wise with his words not to scare us, yet gentle enough to keep our interest piqued. Then there was Ty. Equally kind and providing that big brother talk about record label distribution and the new (at the time) indie labels popping up. “Distribution will always be king”.... Jerry! Jerry is actually from Bridgeton NJ you know? The most down to earth gentleman on the planet. He probably is the nicest guy from Jersey ever - think about that. And his kick drum work will mesmerize as he did on “born to be loved” that night. I recall a deep discussion Joe and I had with Jerry standing outside the Pony load in door for about 20 minutes. Very grateful.
Our opening set was a blur - I remember nothing but zone. Just felt grateful all night.
When it came time for the King’s X show, Ty leaned over to Andrew the bouncer (just before they went on) and specifically asked him to carve out 5 feet of space for me in front of his rig to guarantee me a good night. Earlier (before load in about 4:30) he handed me his new Zion strat and let me play it asking me if I liked it..That was one legendary smooth guitar made by legend (rest in peace) Ken Hoover from Zion Guitars.
I am sure my bandmates have their stories as well, but those were just 2 small stories of many that night.
April 8th (every year) is a birthday. It’s an unofficial birthday. It’s at the top of the many real tastes of the music business we had early on in Asbury Park, NJ. The Asbury of the 90’s not the 50’s and not today. It was edgy - We had many more nights like this as a team, fortunately, for about 3 years together. It’s insatiable. Hasn’t stopped. Nothing has changed. ❤️👏🙏
NEW SONG RELEASE: https://open.spotify.com/track/2EGc06UaHD3iWnzDJLHGxM?si=9a2eb04f9a9647
I am often asked "how is a song written"? I thought I would share that answer since we released a new song today called "Good Times, Hard Times". This song is a good example of the serendipity and stupidity often involved in writing a song. Like this one or not, many songs are written this way by other artists you know and love as well.
The basics: First off, many people think you need to read and write music to "write music" or record an album. You don't. It helps...but not required. Many instruments are simply pattern memorization like remembering the shortest route to the grocery store. You find your way. It takes time to learn, but it's really just the time you put in and a sense of pattern memory (which later becomes "feel"). Stevie Ray Vaughan and many others have said similar things.
The song: THIS song I came up with while chopping up vegetables for dinner one night. I heard this glorious gospel soul voice in my head singing "Good Times, Hard Times". That particular week, I had been listening to a lot of 70's funk which may have inspired this. I loved the voice part I heard in my head, but I was hearing this in a female voice, not mine. So, the voice you hear in the intro to this song is Peggi Blu, a legendary LA Vocalist who sang with Bob Dylan and Barry White himself. Without Peggi, this song wouldn't be.
Note: Thanks to Michael Leasure Drummer for introducing us to Peggi and for your drum and vocal work. Appreciation and gratitude to Johnny Griparic and Mark Brown for playing on this and making this come alive.
As I moved from chopping peppers to onions, I thought through the next section which was really just a groove thing which became the verse on the guitar. Doot do, do do do. Done. Verse complete, hook (chorus), complete.
Next was to test this idea in my head going from my head to actually putting the music behind it. So, I wiped the onions off the knife, picked up my guitar and wrote the music behind the "Good Times, Hard Times" hook / chorus part. Dunt, dunt, dint, duh, dunt. Done. 3 seconds. Literally.
Then, moving to the rest of the song........That took about a year. The bridge came out of a phase of listening to King's X a lot and inspired by my triad work from guitar lessons at age 12 w/ Scott Angley. The solo (my favorite part of this song) was inspired in the studio where this was cut(Sierra Madre, CA Loveless Motel Studios). In a relaxing recording room in the hills of Sierra Madre, CA, anything is possible - Working with Billy Burke the great engineer who put up with my deep musical insecurities and "redo" moments in the mixing of this. Praise to him for making this come alive.
In summary, this song was written in 3 minutes for 90% of the song and it took about 1 year for the other 10% of the song to finalize. Hope to hear your thoughts.
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