New album of solo guitar music, Oct 28th // pre-order now

I Lick the Kerosene of Progress is an album of solo guitar music that sounds somewhere in the realm of later Don Caballero (without a full band) or earlier Kaki King (on electric guitar), but is more influenced compositionally by the music of Steve Reich and West African drumming rhythms. These pieces are augmented with ambient and improvised interludes, which gives the album a more varied sound and conversational tone. The music was composed over the past several years while I developed a unique rhythmic sensibility on guitar, primarily through the use of tapping. All sounds were recorded, mixed, and mastered at my home studio in New York in August 2016. The accompanying visual pamphlet/comic, brought to life by LA based illustrator & animator Ken Siu, features a panel for each track, as well as a lyrical representation of themes present in the music and images.

Pre-order & listen the track Today is a Long Uphill Battle I Will Stalemate at Best here:

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Southern US tour dates

July 2017 tour

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Spying spring run + three pieces // new videos

New EP from my guitar/drum duo SPYING (full length album in the works)

We will be on the road for a few dates in April:
4/10 @ Ba Sing Se in Pittsburgh PA
4/11 @ Spread Art in Detroit MI
4/12 @ Urban Artifact in Cincinnati OH
4/13 @ Zanarkand in Murfreesboro TN

…and here is some video documentation of recent improv sets:

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January dates and new music

New improvisations for solo guitar (no effects or overdubs)

New ambient work, tapes available January 20th

Going south for a few dates to collaborate with some great people:

1/12 @ Da Vinci Art Alliance in Philadelphia PA with Julius Masri
1/13 @ the Windup Space in Baltimore MD with Nate Scheible
1/14 @ Gallery 5 in Richmond VA solo and with RAIC
1/15 @ Rhizome in Washington DC with Nate Scheible & Luke Stewart

Visit the shows page for more info and links

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Recent video footage // fall dates

SPYING will be on making a short road trip this month:

November 10 @ Muchmore’s in Brooklyn NY
November 11 @ News Cafe in Pawtucket RI
November 12 @ Asbestos Farm in Hadley MA

…and then on November 17, my trio with Johnny DeBlase and Kevin Shea will be performing at Terra Firma in Brooklyn NY. This is currently my last show on the books for 2016. The last few weeks of the year will be spent on working on new recordings, including the debut SPYING album and other collaborations.

Here are some recent videos from collaborative improvisational sets:

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SPYING summer tour!

SPYING featuring myself on guitar, effects + loops, compositions / Sammy Wags on drums + percussion. We will have our new 2016 tour demo for sale on cassette and CD-R, along with a bunch of my other recordings. Dates below:

7/12 @ Alphaville in Brooklyn NY
7/13 @ The Dev in Utica NY
7/14 @ Buzzbin in Canton OH
7/15 @ Spread Art in Detroit MI
7/16 @ Cafe Mustache in Chicago IL
7/17 @ The Well in South Bend IN
7/18 @ Al’s Bar in Lexington KY
7/19 @ Urban Artifact in Cincinnati OH
7/20 @ It Looks Like It’s Open in Columbus OH
7/21 @ House Show in Pittsburgh PA
7/22 @ My Life in the Bush of Ghosts in New Paltz NY

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New music with G. Calvin Weston!!

Very excited to share this fantastic new live recording from Quinn’s in Beacon NY! Recorded December 17, 2015:

Also, in case you missed it, the new Hannibal Montana album is available @ http://www.hannibalmontana.com

Finalizing a million tour dates for summer, stay tuned…

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