If you know me at all, you know I’m a fan of the blues, and one of my favorite modern bluesmen is Scott Colesby, whose one-man production is called So-Called Someone. With a steel guitar, a stomp box, and an iOS rig, he manages to sound ancient and modern at once, blending Chicago and Delta blues in a perfect fusion of old and new.
His catchy tunes are simple and authentic, driven by a finger-picked guitar and a gravelly growl tinged with self-reflective angst. The songs quickly get under your skin and make their home in the back of your mind. Scott has just released his 4-song debut EP called “To Hell or New Orleans” on iTunes and CDBaby, and it is excellent. I already can’t wait for the next one, absolutely pick it up if you dig the blues.
So-Called Someone is currently on a mini-tour with dates in Georgetown, Austin and Chicago to support the new EP. If you can’t make it there, you can find him playing locally in NOLA, and semi-regularly on ConcertWindow. Check his website and follow him on Twitter for updates.
Our apocalyptic tale of environmental doom got an acoustic reimagining in time for an Earth Day 2015 release.”Swallowed by the Sun (Acoustic)” lies somewhere between the cool acoustic grooves Alice in Chains from SAP or Jar of Flies and the heaviness of the Black Sabbath riffs that originally inspired the song.
In one of the coolest uses of web technology I’ve seen yet, Google presents an interactive tour of Abbey Road Studios in London, narrated by producer Giles Martin, son of George Martin, who, as you know, famously produced the Beatles at Abbey Road.
Tour the studio, watch a recording session, test your mixing skills, it’s the next best thing to being there and having your own personal tour.
Absolutely highly recommended for anyone interested in recording and music history!