“Hold On… Life Is Calling” – Big thanks to singer-songwriter, Billy Livesay (Clarence Clemons & the Temple of Soul, Tony Stevens Slow Ride) for inviting me to sing back up for their official release party! It was a joy singing alongside such a talented bunch of musicians. Check them out: billylivesay.com & thelivesaysmusic.com.
In the studio as drummer for new singer – songwriter, Darrell Arnold project
Thrilled to have been asked to provide the drumming for the upcoming Darrell Arnold album. It’s always fun when I get to pick up the sticks. I was joined by Matt Sabatella (bass) & Jack Shawde (guitar). Darrell enrolled Looch to engineer the sessions over at Miami Beach Recording Studios & Jack Shawde to co-produce! How do you keep musicians happy? ODing on pizza of course! Looking forward to hearing the results!
Nashville gets hot in June
Arrived back in South Florida from my latest trip to Nashville. It was my first time being up there right around when summer hits. Everyday I was greeted with bright blue skies and vibrant colors, everywhere. Gotta tell ya though, it most certainly gives FL a run for its money in the heat department! CMA Festival was in full swing… the city was bustling and full of life. Enjoyed spending time with some great company and had some wonderful co-writes. Nashville songwriter, Molly Bowers & I wrote a beautiful song together called, […]
“CAPITAL CRIME” – Animated music video by Sugarshack Animation (Lil Bush) Feat. The Three Jacks
Miami-based rockers, The Three Jacks, have teamed up with Sugarshack Animation to release a powerful animated music video in honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, June 2. Press release: [Miami, FL, June 2, 2016] Miami-based rockers, The Three Jacks, have teamed up with Sugarshack Animation to release a powerful animated music video in honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, June 2. They hope that “Capital Crime” will focus all Americans – gun owners and gun opponents alike – […]
Spring Songwriting Sessions
BIG LOVE & THANKS to Jodi Marr & AbFab Artists for another incredible writing trip in Nashville. I got to work with some amazingly talented artists and have made some wonderful new friends!!! Even picked up a drumming gig via the Olsen Brothers from Olympia, Washington. Looking forward to the next trip! #Family #AbFabArtists #hugasongwriter
NEW VIDEO: Satellite official video
Very proud to announce the release of my brand new video of the “Satellite” from the Beautiful Ways album. This is another creation by the exceptionally talented, Rose Gargiulo!!!! Be sure to join Diane’s YouTube Channel for new additions & updates. Sharing is caring… 😉 Thanks ya’ll!
Happy St. Patty’s Day! Here’s a ditty from my Celtic rock band, The Three Jacks!
I wish you all a very Happy St. Patty’s day! Here’s a video (below) of an absolute beaut written by The Three Jacks frontman, Henke Milne & performed by the Three Jacks, your friendly neighborhood Irish Celtic rock band from South Florida. The Three Jacks feat. Jack Shawde (guitar), Jack Stamates (fiddle), Debbie Duke (bass) & yours truly on the drums (they kick in around 8:05 mark, lol).
So many songs, so little tracks…
Been trying get all these new songs sorted out for the new album & more… It’s the best kind of overwhelm! Teaming with my long-time friend and musical partner, Jack Shawde for both pre-production of the new album, and songwriting demos for pitch. My band (Jack Shawde (guitars), Debbie Duke (bass), Bob Taylor (keyboards) John Yarling (drums) are all on-board to record later this fall. Things are really getting exciting!
Fun & friends…
I was REALLY lucky to get to write with Shannon LaBrie & Jodi Marr during my Nashville trip in November. This month, Shannon was on tour & stopped in @ Zen Mystery to play for us. This is how we greet new friends & fellow songwriters here in South Florida! There is a whole lotta talent in this frame.