The second single from my upcoming album is now available. It’s one of my favorite songs by David Crosby. I was 11 years old when the first CSN album came out, and was already familiar with the Byrds hits that came before. I cut my teeth on these guys, and I think you can hear that in this track. It’s quite a bit different from the original, and takes the song in a different direction I think. Check out the CSN original and then take my version for a spin. If you like it, please download and share. thx PK
New Music and a New Podcast. Episode 11 of Live from the InSync Asylum!
Welcome to Episode 11 of my podcast. Let me take you on a tour of 40 years of words and music, Live from the InSync Asylum. Featuring rare and unreleased music as well as live performances. This episode includes an unreleased track from Trip Note, recent releases, and a tribute to Skip Groff of Yesterday & Today Records. Also included are tracks from Wheelhouse, Living with Fiction, A Matter of Time and the stories behind them. Music not available anywhere else! Follow me on Spotify!
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The first single from my upcoming album is now available. It’s my spin on a great recent John Mellencamp song, which stuck in my head. The arrangement is quite different from his, but to me, still sounds quite a bit like a Mellencamp tune. Let me know what you think. Please share it to your social media and with your friends, so we can see if it has any legs. And if you like it, please download. Thanks for supporting independent artists like myself… PK
I’ve been busy working on several projects simultaneously, and thought it was time to start releasing some stuff. With my current plan to release 6 albums worth of material, and 4 or more singles this year, I felt I better get to it. First off is a remix of When You Tell Me You Love Me, first released last year on Blue Tattoo. This is also currently the last track on album 6, for those keeping score. It’s pretty much the same performance from last year, with a lot of stuff removed. I did add some cajon and one shots, as well as a couple new tracks near the end of the song. I like it and currently prefer it to the album version, and hope you do too. Thanks for supporting Independent music, and please download and share it if you like it!
I put this out for the first time the day after Prince passed, two years ago. After his estate had it removed from a couple streaming outlets, I took it down. Today I put it back up – let’s see if it sticks this time… Recorded a little short of 34 years ago in late 1984, on half-inch 8 track tape. I’d love to take that Oberheim DX drum machine out, but its in there. I guess it’s a vintage sound now. Only five minute guitar solo I’ve ever put on tape…Started to remix it recently, but decided to leave it alone.
Shared this track a couple of nights ago, and woke up the next morning to these very kind comments from the great David Crosby. Made my day! I wasn’t planning on it, but after the private Soundcloud link started getting played a lot due to his tweet, I decided to release it as a single. Blue Tattoo is out March 31st on Yin and Wack Records, and available for pre-order on my website now (iTunes and Amazon next few days).
This past January, I released the And We Dream remaster. I decided not to license and include the three covers originally recorded for that album. One of those covers was It Ain’t No Use, which I had heard on Gregg Allman’s ‘Playing Up A Storm’ album released in 1977. The song was written by Bernie Baum, Bill Giant, and Florence Kaye. I wanted to remix the track, to include the drums keys and strings the original mix had, but was unable to (which I explained here when I released the remaster). But I was able to do a remix using just the analog 8 tracks that I transferred a few years back. So here you have a very stripped down version. I hope you enjoy it.
I loved Gregg Allman’s music from the moment I first heard the Allman Brothers Band. Some of the first songs we ever jammed on in high school were Allman Brothers songs. This was originally recorded as a tribute to him on Feb. 12, 1992. Thought this a good time to share it, as he passed away last weekend.
With yesterdays sad news, it wasn’t long before I remembered I had once recorded a Princesong. I loved the song Purple Rain at the time, and must have felt like I could do it justice. Whether I did or not is another question. This track was included on the album ‘Inner Dialogues‘, and is one of only a handful of cover songs I’ve ever attempted. And I’m pretty sure it’s the only 5 minute guitar solo I’ve ever recorded. This is currently not for sale or download, but you can stream it below. If you think I should release it….let me know. #?PrinceRIP?
I’m very excited about this track. I got the idea last Friday that I’d like to record a David Bowie song. And here we are a week later and its mastered, shipped and in most online stores. And I think it turned out great. David Bowie made it easy by writing a great song. This is my tribute to him. Everyone Says ‘Hi’.