|ARCHETYPES MENTIONED IN TOOL-INSPIRED BLOG (Posted 5/2/13)
Blogger Sean Powell has shared some kind words about Archetypes and Ceterum in an article meant to offer
insight into the discovery of new music from bands influenced by Tool. Any fans of Tool will want to check
out Sean's entry, and can do so be clicking HERE.
JOSH WARD BAND'S "SENT ME YOU" HITS #1 (Posted 4/30/13)
Josh Ward's current single "Sent Me You" has hit #1 on both the Texas Regional Radio AND Texas Music
Charts. Having the #1 song on both charts simultaneously is a rare feat. Congratulations to Josh and
songwriter Scott Brown!
JASON NOW DRUMMING FOR JOSH WARD (Posted 3/21/13)
I am pleased to announce that I am now drumming for the Josh Ward Band, whose current single "Sent Me
You" is at #13 on the Texas Regional Radio Chart. Click HERE to "LIKE" Josh on Facebook, and be sure to
check the EVENTS page to see if we're coming to a venue near you!
NEW DRUM VIDEOS IN THE WORKS (Posted 12/11/12)
Mixing is now underway for OP•AQ•UE's debut album entitled A Moment to Liberate, and I will be working
on putting together some new video footage from the studio sessions. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for this
new musical awesomeness, as the record should be completed VERY soon. Until then, check out my samba!
NEW ORIGINAL PROJECT ANNOUNCED (Posted 9/18/12)
I am pleased to announce a new project I am working on with Bill Sanchez called Archetypes. For all those
that were fans of CETERUM, this will be right up your alley. You can find and "LIKE" Archetypes on
Facebook HERE. There is new music on the way very soon, so stay tuned!
CETERUM MINI TOUR RECAP & NEW VIDEOS POSTED (Posted 6/1/12)
Last weekend's mini tour with CETERUM was a great success! Thanks to everyone who came out to the
shows and helped out in any way. Special thanks go out to Derek Yo, Chris Burnsides of Sleepers Awake, and
Lou Gallo of Fever Vein for allowing me to bang on their drums over the course of the three day run. Playing
such rhythmically intense music on three different kits and setups in three days was challenging, but these guys
made it possible, and they were extremely accommodating. Thanks a bunch, fellas!
I have also completed two new drum videos. In an effort to showcase versatility on the drums, I recorded a
cover of country star Keith Urban's song "You Gonna Fly", along with a playalong to "the Architect", which is
the opening track from the CETERUM record. The latter is posted below for your viewing pleasure. Plans
are underway to record more videos in the near future; in keeping with the versatility theme, the next few
videos will most likely feature another CETERUM song, a jazz demonstration, and a latin playalong. More
updates to come!
UPDATES, UPDATES (Posted 5/15/12)
It has been a good while since any current news has been shared, so in an attempt to catch up, here goes......
I will be recording audio and video footage this week for some more drum videos that I have been wanting to
put together for some time now. I will also be working to complete transcriptions for songs and sections that
have been frequently requested. Rest assured that updates on all of this will be coming very soon!
Next week the focus shifts as I will be rehearsing and preparing for the weekend's round of shows with
CETERUM in support of Fathom. This trio of shows are the first in over a year, and it is unclear at this time
if/when additional performances will be scheduled. Translation: if you are in Columbus, Clifton, or Cleveland,
don't miss out!
RECAP FROM OP•AQ•UE SESSIONS (Posted 1/11/12)
Tracking for OP•AQ•UE's forthcoming debut went EXTREMELY well last week. The final tally was 12 songs
recorded in little over 7 hours. Thanks to William Sanchez, Jim Stewart, and Adam Korbesmeyer for a
memorable session. I am anxious to hear the final product!
In time, I will be producing some playalong videos that will feature actual footage from the drum tracking
session, but this won't be until closer to the album's completion. Stay tuned!