Ok…So I’m not really sure if two albums qualifies as an anthology but I’m trying to sell some music here. ;) Just a friendly reminder that I have two ambient/yoga/meditation albums for sale right now. Both are about an hour long and were produced with the relaxing arts in mind. Completely original and created with the purest intentions. Preview/purchase here: http://doughawkproposition.bandcamp.com/album/dreaming-of-being-volume-2
HmfO: A Hall & Oates Tribute, one of my newest projects, is really hitting its stride. We just had a great show at Brooklyn Bowl last week opening for Questlove‘s DJ set. We are heading to New England for the weekend but have some local shows coming up March 29 at World Cafe, Philly – and April 4 at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe. You can keep up with this group using the following link: http://www.reverbnation.com/hmfo?profile_view_source=profile_box
I’m heading out for a short tour through Georgia and Florida this weekend with Start Making Sense: A Talking Heads Tribute. I’m honored to be playing with this great band as a substitute keyboardist. Check ‘em out. It’s an amazing live show that does total justice to the Talking Heads’ repertoire.
Volume Two of my Dreaming of Being Series is now available. Here is how I summarized it in my promotional materials:
This installment is livelier than Volume One and a bit less expansive – while still maintaining a peaceful pace that blends wonderfully with a multitude of progressive, holistic and spiritual practices. Volume Two is directed more towards the yoga practitioner whereas the first Volume was composed principally with body workers and meditation practitioners in mind. I have been practicing yoga almost as long as I have been a musician and I relish the opportunity to combine these two profound disciplines. Enjoy. Peace.
Preview and buy it here: http://doughawkproposition.bandcamp.com/album/dreaming-of-being-volume-2
Sorry for the delayed postings. BUSYBUSYBUSY!!! Please check the schedule to the right of this post for the latest events. A few things that won’t be showing up are my most recent musical adventures. The first is a new group I will be co-fronting called HmfO – A Hall & Oates Tribute. Yes, we will be playing all of the hits plus a bunch of deep cuts. Our next performance is Friday, October 18 at River Street Jazz Cafe in Wilkes-Barre. We are sharing the stage with Start Making Sense (Talking Heads Tribute). I will also be subbing on keys and backing vocals with this group. These two groups are made up of the same core members and will be touring together throughout the year, including trips to Cleveland, Philly, NYC, Rochester and Harrisburg.
Those of you who know about last year’s ambient/meditation album Dreaming of Being: Volume One will be pleased to know that Volume Two is currently being written and produced and will be available for the holiday season. As this album writes itself it seems as if it will be more beat-oriented and active than Volume One. Stay tuned.
Check out Node this year at Musikfest Sunday, August 11 at the TD Bank Community Stage from 4-5pm. Joining the usual power trio lineup of myself (keys & vox), Kevin Soffera (drums) and B.D. Lenz (guitar) will be NYC saxophonist Geoff Mattoon. Also, later that night after the fireworks, we will reconvene at Molly’s in Southside Bethlehem and play from 9pm-1am. I am really excited to see what this quartet is capable of. Hope you can make it.
I just released a new house music single called “You and I.” This is a bit of a different avenue for me but I’ve been trying to spread my creativity across different genres in order to keep it flowing. Hope you enjoy it. Be on the lookout for an EP of house/electronic/dance music to be released in the near future. Preview/purchase the new single here:
I am excited to announce that my latest recording has been released for consumption. It is an ambient/meditative album called “Dreaming of Being – Vol. 1.” I, at one time, was an active Shiatsu practitioner and I have had a dedicated Yoga practice for almost 20 years. Creating music that draws from those disciplines has been something I have wanted to do for a long time. I have combined piano, bass, voice and synthesizers to create an etheric soundscape customized for meditation, yoga, massage or any other relaxation-based exercise (it purposefully clocks in at one hour in length). It is slow and steady, vibrationally dense and positive in its intention. You can download it here:
Thank you. Enjoy…..
Preparing for a busy weekend…..I will be playing duo with guitarist B.D. Lenz Friday, March 1st at Artsquest in Bethlehem from 8-11pm. Then, the coveted double on Sunday beginning with Jazz bruch (solo) at Easton’s Sette Luna. Later that night I will be performing with my newest incarnation, Node, at the Funhouse in Southside Bethlehem. Node is a trio (for now) consisting of myself, guiatrist B.D. Lenz and drummer Kevin Soffera. It’s a bit experimental as we are all fooling around with some different pedals, groove ideas, etc. We are playing a lot of songs from my original repertoire and evolving the remainder of the set list as we go along. Hope you can check it out, I am excited about the possibilities.
I just finished a new, conscious hip-hop single, “Bitter,” and am offering a free download to fans. All I ask is that you consider joining the mailing list (widget to the right). I average about one update per month so I will not be flooding your inbox with junk. Just wanna keep you in the loop. Download here: http://doughawkproposition.bandcamp.com/