10th Annual Instrumental Album Nominee
10th Annual Instrumental Song Nominee
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Record Label: n/a
Home Base: New York City, NY, USA
Genre: Guitar Noir
Categories Entered: Instrumental Album, Instrumental Song
Work submitted: “Orange” and “Awful Pretty, Pretty Awful”
Artists Featured: Stephan Crump, Tony Mason, Leah Seigel, Steve Cardenas
Label: Blue Hen
Influences: Roy Buchanan, Miles Davis, Jimmie Rivers, Chet Atkins, Julie London, John Gary
Describe your nominated work: Heartfelt, well-crafted
Why did you choose to submit this work to The 10th IMA’s? No reason, it’s all good
Did you use any unusual effects or instruments in this recording? The unusual thing is – I use no effects
Were there any happy accidents while in the studio, or did everything go as planned? I went totally crazy, just like every record I’ve made.
Did fans help you fund this project? Nope
Who’s sitting in your audience? Sophia Loren, Muhammad Ali, Brigitte Bardot, Vincent Price, Abraham Lincoln, Rodney Dangerfield, Edie Sedgwick and Abel Ferrara
What makes your fans unique? They are sexy and smart and funny
Are there any songs you wish you wrote? Stardust, Sleepwalk and the Monday Night Football Theme
What is your dream show lineup? Tony Scherr Trio
Should music be free? Free as in no cost? Almost never. Are cellphones free?
How has digital affected your career? I’m paid directly and my catalog is distributed worldwide
Finish this sentence: The music industry is… not a music industry.