Zero Mantra: The First Review is In

From the folks over at “Can This Even Be Called Music,” a cool independent blog reviewing underground bands with, generally, a bit of a progressive, avant-garde bent. Full Disclosure, I’ve known Dave Lopez, the reviewer, for quite some time over at a guitar site I run with a couple buddies, but I think the fact we know each other comes through clearly in the review itself. So, take this with as large a grain of…
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Video: Seven String Guitar: An Introduction

This is a lesson I did a couple of years back on YouTube… When I bought my first seven string, in the summer of 2001, there really wasn’t much available in the way of good instructional material or even transcriptions of seven strung tunes to learn from, so I had to sit down and work it out on my own, more or less. I fumbled around and by the end of that summer I felt…
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“Zero Mantra” Album Teaser

Ok, this project has been a long time coming… Long enough, in fact, that my musician buddies used to joke for a number of years that it was going to be a tossup which came out first, my debut or Axl Rose’s “Chinese Democracy.” Needless to say, I lost that one. The earliest song on this album was written in 2000 or 2001, and I began tracking in the summer of 2010. Life intervened shortly after I…
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