Is There an End

“Is There an End” is an original instrumental composition intended to be similar in style to the Shadows.

November 20, 2020 at 7:43 am Leave a comment

Shadow Venture

“Shadow Venture” is an original instrumental in a 1960s “Rockabilly” style. I decided to take a “Ventures” approach to playing it, but I can imagine the Shadows doing something like this as well….hence the title.

November 19, 2020 at 7:38 am Leave a comment

Deborah’s Theme

This is my arrangement/cover of “Deborah’s Theme”, which was composed by Ennio Morricone for the 1984 film “Once Upon a Time in America”.

November 18, 2020 at 8:01 am Leave a comment

Brute Fourths

“Brute Fourths” is an original composition intended to be in the style of 1960s guitar instrumentals like the Ventures did. On this track I play all the parts (except drums) on camera, and all are instruments built by Nash Guitars.

November 17, 2020 at 8:12 am Leave a comment

Spirit Breath

“Spirit Breath” is an original instrumental composition that was originally intended to be similar to the style of the Shadows. However, I cannot really say this is in their classic style by any means. It’s a bit more “classic rock” and “fusion”, and I can feel a number of different influences in it.

November 16, 2020 at 8:10 am Leave a comment

The 2000 Pound Bee

This is my cover of “The 2000 Pound Bee”, written by Ventures drummer Mel Taylor and originally a non-album single in 1962. The record did break into the Billboard Hot 100. This song was a showcase for the then very new “fuzz” effect. For my arrangement I use a baritone guitar to emphasize the “2000 pound” part.

November 15, 2020 at 7:52 am Leave a comment

Sombras Del Pasado

“Sombras Del Pasado” is an original instrumental composition intended to be similar in style to the Shadows.

November 13, 2020 at 8:04 am Leave a comment

Moondance

This is my instrumental cover of “Moondance, which was composed by Van Morrison and first appeared on his 1970 album of the same name. It was not released as a single until 1977. Given that the song is now considered a classic, and is listed as #226 of “The Greatest 500 Songs of All Time”, as a single it topped out at only #92 on the hot 100 in the USA.

November 11, 2020 at 8:14 am Leave a comment

Shadows of Legend

“Shadows of Legend” is an original instrumental composition intended to be similar in style to the Shadows.

November 9, 2020 at 7:28 am Leave a comment

Crunch Boy

“Crunch Boy” is an original instrumental in a “classic rock” style.

November 7, 2020 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Not For Long

“Not For Long” is an original instrumental composition intended to be similar in style to the Shadows.

November 6, 2020 at 7:45 am Leave a comment

Can’t Find My Way Home

This is my instrumental cover of “Can’t Find My Way Home”. It was composed by Steve Winwood and first released on the album “Blind Faith” in 1969. It remains one of his most popular songs.

November 4, 2020 at 8:13 am Leave a comment

Not Long Ago

“Not Long Ago” is an original instrumental composition intended to be similar in style to the Shadows.

November 2, 2020 at 5:33 am Leave a comment

“The Land of Shadows”

“The Land of Shadows” is an original instrumental composition intended to be similar in style to the Shadows.

October 30, 2020 at 7:21 am Leave a comment

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

This is my instrumental cover of “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head”, written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach for the 1969 film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” The single by B. J. Thomas reached No. 1 on charts in the United States and Canada. It topped the US charts for four weeks at the start of 1970.

October 28, 2020 at 7:43 am Leave a comment

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