Two kinds of music

Two Kinds Of Music

There are two kinds of music: music I like and music I don’t like. This goes for the music I listen to and how I approach writing my own material.

I like variety. The music in my playlists is all over the place. I could go from listening to Beck to Bach, Miles Davis to Van Halen, or Metheny to Muse. In my own music I strive to embrace all of my many influences.

Chet Atkins is one player whose music has influenced me. His tune “Jerry’s Breakdown” blew me away the first time I heard it. Chet recorded “Jerry’s Breakdown” with another country picker named Jerry Reed. When I heard that tune I told myself, “I have to learn this”. Overtime I made the tune my own and eventually recorded it.

In keeping with the spirit of having two guitar players jamming I asked the legendary guitar virtuoso and Tone Wizard, Carl Verheyen to sit in and lay down a guest solo (1:53). It turns out that Carl is also a huge Chet Atkins fan with an affinity for this tune.

I have known Carl for many years and he was actually the first person that I bounced the Tone Wizards book idea off of. He agreed to be my first interview for the book and the rest, as they say, is history.

I would like to share this recording with you. You can download “Jerry’s Breakdown” for free here:
Note: See the email that linked to this page for the download Password

Thanks for listening,