Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Remixed and reposted

Remixed the EQ, re-did the vocals and reposted a few songs on YouTube.

Monday, July 29, 2013


So, yesterday I posted some links to YouTube songs of the band doing some cover tunes. Well, they sucked eggs so I reposted them with better vocals and a better mix. Sorry. Copy and paste the addresses.

White Line Fever

Keep Me In Mind

Make This Day

Who's Your Daddy

My Kinda Party

My Next Five Beers

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Some songs on YouTube

I've uploaded some songs to YouTube for you to get an idea of what we're doing.
Don't forget to LIKE our page on Facebook at: Cooter Creek Canyon Band.
Here are the links to the songs. Copy and Paste into the address line on your browser.

Who's Your Daddy

Keep Me In Mind

Make This Day

White Line Fever

My Kinda Party

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Harmony Baby

Great rehearsal last night. Marc, our new bass player, brought his lovely wife. She is an incredible singer. We got off script again a few times and did some songs just off the cuff. The three part harmony on an improvised version of Teach Your Children was sweet.
She did a great rendition of Stormy Monday, One More Bottle of Wine and Me and Bobby McGee. We now have the vocal harmonies I've been looking for. Life is good.
We're into two a week rehearsal mode now and Marc has two full CD's of songs to work on. That should keep him busy. Heh heh.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Get along Kid Charlemagne

Practice today was a blast. Charles and Marc (drummer and bass) get along great and are becoming a rock solid rhythm section. In between songs we got into some jams on Steely Dan, (Peg, Bodhisattva) Jimi Hendrix, Led Zepplin and a bunch of off topic songs.
I'm honored to have these guys sharing a band with me. They put the big time back in big time fun. What a rush.

Monday, July 8, 2013


We auditioned a bass player today. This guy is the real deal. Very talented and professional. He has a great personality and an all around amiable guy.
He loves the set list and picks up the songs easily on the fly. Best of all he can rehearse any time and is open to doing two a week to speed up the learning curve.
It's been a long, trying process to this point, but I'm excited again for the first time in weeks about this project.

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Search Continues

I haven’t posted in a while since our bass player moved, because the search for a replacement has been so frustrating. I’ve continued networking and posting on Craigs List for bass players and have had mixed results.
After a long stretch of no responses, suddenly there have been several bassists responding.
The first was very excited about the set list, lives up here and wanted badly to do an audition. After a few phone calls and setting up an audition for last Tuesday he called and said he’s going on vacation and couldn’t make the audition. He won’t be back until July 15th.
The next guy responded with the first sentence being, “I’m not a prima donna, but there are just some songs I hate.” Then goes on to say he’s more of a guitar player than a bass player. Yeah, good luck with that.
Next guy tells me he’s in a band but wants to do more gigs in better venues than they’re playing now. Nice thought, but start ups don’t get those gigs without developing a good following and proving their worthl.
The last two responders have potential and a decent attitude. Will be auditioning one maybe next Friday and setting up the second for an audition the week after that.