Tag: Muse

Outside Lands Part 2

Posted 17 Aug 2011 in Blog
Silvertone Web

Outside Lands + Paul Ill

The icing on the cake: I had met my dear beautiful friend, collaborator and veteran musician, Paul Ill (we’ve known each other since the beginning of KT) at his hotel so we could go together. When I walked into his room, his vintage Silvertone Tenor (4-string) guitar was sitting against a chair. I picked it up, started playing, writing melody and chorus and lyrics. Within 10 minutes, I had something. It was like this guitar was a Being, a Muse, with amazing stories to tell.

I have been in search of my own similar guitar since the other night.

Paul Ill + Nancy Wilson

Paul told me that I am not the only person who wanted this particular guitar. The same thing happened when he handed it off to Nancy Wilson (Heart). She was instantly loving it, fascinated and inspired. He would not let it go from his possession, however.

Good news: Paul has loaned his to me until August 21—best believe there will be as many songs as I can write with this guitar before its return. TAKE THAT NANCY WILSON!

Until then,

This is part of The Invisible Plan.



Outside Lands: A Weekend of Inspiration

Posted 15 Aug 2011 in Blog
Roots Best View (1)

I’m taking some time before we start our crazy schedule with The Invisible Plan, and utilizing it to its fullest for inspiration.

I spent the weekend at Outside Lands in San Francisco. Being side/on stage watching one of my all time favorites, The Roots, was probably one of my most exciting concert experiences, to feel the percussion and passion and basically feel like a 7th member (haha) just enjoying what truth in music feels like….

Sia is such a beautiful person, and I haven’t gotten to see her live until now. She has a stellar band, and it sounded even better than the record.

Muse of course did their thang and killed it in front of what seemed to be 100,000 people. I did not stay for Arcade Fire, because I would rather see them in a smaller setting, and I was getting burnt out.

Other great acts: Latryx with Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truthspeaker, and Major Lazer. I heard Mavis Staples killed it but I cannot be in two places at once.

Outside Lands Warren Haynes

The biggest surprise of motherfucker musicians for me was Warren Haynes. I am not a Govt Mule or Dead fan, and he brought a fuck-you-blues/gospel show that was unbelievable. I had gone to a smaller, more private show on Sunday night… When I get to see people who are this legendary, the craftsmanship and the history they bring—reminds me that until I breathe my last breath, I’m doing this.

This is part of The Invisible Plan.