Larry has also been a mentor through a lot of this. He’s always willing to answer questions and give advice. In all honesty there were just a lot of things that I had no idea about when it comes to what directions to go in as a professional musician. There is way more to putting an album together than just writing the songs, and I got to learn a lot about that. Also I learned a lot about song structure. A few times , if there were other acoustic parts that he wanted added to the songs, he would teach me how to play it so I could put it on there myself. All in all, Larry is just a great individual, he has a great spirit and is a phenomenal player and I feel very blessed that I was able to work with him and have a front row seat to the magic that he puts into the songs in the studio.
“Purpose”,”When the Water Flows” and “Hold on Me” are a few of my Fave Tracks tell me the story behind.
“Purpose” , which ended up being the title track of the album, is about finding one’s purpose in life. That journey has many highs and lows, and it is that journey that I feel like the rest of the album represents. Many people get so caught up in the end destination that they forget that it’s the journey that makes them who they are.
“When the Water Flows” is probably the most meaningful song to me. It was the first song of my own that I recorded with Larry, and it was also the one that once I heard his version I knew I had to find a way to keep recording with him. I was coming out of a rough place in my life when I wrote that song, and many of the situations I was in were ones that there wasn’t really any way out of other than just time. I don’t like to go into a lot of personal details on these because I feel that its best for my listeners to be able to use the songs for their personal situations rather than putting too much of my own imagery in there. Whether someone is dealing with death, addictions, loss of any sorts, there are a lot of situations that could fit with that song and I’d hate to put any one problem over another. pain is pain and we all have to feel it at some point or another, how we overcome that pain is what is more important.
David Rogers-Berry of O’Death Talks Creating and Curating
I got a chance to speak with o’death drummer and percussionist David Rogers-Berry today ahead of the band’s upcoming gig at Terminal West with Murder By Death. Following the release of 2014’s Out Of Hands We Go, o’death had quite a bad October, losing all of their assets and equipment on the road in LA. But according to Berry, he’s ready to move past the bad times and look ahead, and o’death’s Spring tour is just the way to do that. Take a listen!
Murder By Death w/ O’Death
March 12th @ Terminal West 8 PM
15 ADV/ $17 DOOR // 18+
Eliot Bronson Releases New Goodness into the World!
I first heard Eliot Bronson by accident early this year at Eddie’s Attic when I went to hear another band that was opening for Some Guy! That Guy blew my mind and, I might add, while playing to a record breaking sold out room! Bronson brought to mind Dylan with a Modern Edge, a Lyrical Genius!
Bronson returns to Eddie’s Oct 25th for the release of his self-titled album via Saturn 5 Records.
Weird Al Yankovic Tonight at North Shore Music Theatre
The time has come. “Weird Al” Yankovic, the biggest selling comedy recording artist of all time, has returned to demolish the pop landscape with Alpocalypse!
Tonight – Friday, October 19 at 7:30PM
$36.50 STANDING ROOM
Listen here to him tell us about the tour, the upcoming children’s book and new album in the works!
Only here on The Backstage Beat![audio: WeirdAlInterview2012.mp3]
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