I have been ripped out of my studio (Brainworks) and transplanted to different parts of America over the past few months. That sure has been hard to adjust to. For myself, once I get into a certain zone in the studio I cannot stop. Progress on the new album is/was going great but the National Guitar Workshop and Berklee both call.
The West Coast was great. We had Michael Batio, Steve Stevens and Mike Stone in Seattle. Then off to LA with Jennifer Batten, Scott Henderson, Greg Howe and Steve Stevens again.
I also hosted the NGW LA Shred Off in which some of the rock teachers performed with me. This move looked cool, but sounded even better!
Kevin, Brian, Mike, Neil, Myself and Ken
A little fun on the ground!
The winner of the competition was David Albertson. He won a new Parker Guitar and the runners up picked up some Digitech pedals. Cool stuff.
Then I was off to Vancouver to direct the School of Rock '07 for Tom Lee Music.
Then back to the East Cost in Connecticut for three weeks. Our guest, Billy Sheehan, was just wicked. After his clinic we hit the local bar in town, and he jammed for like six hours with everyone! Such a wicked time.
Off to NYC after that for a few gigs, then Boston for the Berklee guitar sessions, and then Toronto for seven glorious days off before hitting home. September has some clinics for Vox and Digitech, while October has Martone hosting the BC Music Awards, and November means a cross-Canada tour with Martone. In between that you can bet your ass that I will be back in the studio working on finishing the next album. We have some great special guests on this album that will be announced at a later date.
May the tone be with you.
David Martone is a guitarist from Vancouver, Canada who has released seven solo CDs which showcase his musical diversity and brilliant guitarmanship.
His 2007 CD is entitled "When The Aliens Come", which features a progressive sound incorporating jazz, rock, fusion and metal influences.