heavy music

I’ve been a little out of touch lately as I’ve been traveling and recording or playing music when I’m able to – I spent the last week of June in a barn in the Catskill Mountains recording basic tracks with a young singer/songwriter Israel Nash Gripka.

I had infrequent internet connection and recently two musical deaths have passed by me with little acknowledgement. Two extremely different but equally important and influential bass players  passed away in June 2010. Here’s my belated shout of respect to Marvin Isley  who passed on June 7, 2010 and to Pete Quaife of the Kinks who passed on June 23,2010.

Marvin joined the Isley’s in 1973.

Pete Quaife was a founding member of the Kinks from 1963-1969. Dave Davies paid respect to Quaife on his message board.