Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Selling my 1978 American Made Strat!!!


I am selling my 1978 Fender Stratocaster, Made in America, Custom wiring (3 toggle switches), Seymour Duncan pickups (2 Hot Rails & JB Humbucker), Floyd Rose bridge (currently blocked, easily reversed if desired), Custom paint job (blue), Ebony neck, Vintage tweed case. This is the ULTIMATE studio guitar... For sale by session guitarist Terry Wollman, previously owned by Dean Parks.

TrueTone Music E-Commerce Sales,
Santa Monica, Ca.

CIty of Darkness-The Walled City of Kowloon

Hak Nam, The City of Darkness, in Kowloon China was a cultural masterpiece. What started as a collection of squatter's shacks became a massive group of buildings connected together at some points up to 14 stories high. This "city" within a city occupied 6 1/2 acres and housed 33,000 people.

My good friend, and composer, Daniel Walker has written a musical about this city that was eventually taken down by the Chinese government. We had 10 people working in my studio (a new record for Ollie Llama Studio) to record the vocals for this new show. I will definately keep you posted on this one.

(For background read "City of Darkness" by Greg Girard and Ian Lambot, and "Kowloon Walled City" by Ryuji Miyamoto.)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Gregory Manning CD promotional performance at Borders

Last weekend I performed with recording artist Greg Manning to promote his new CD "The Calling." Vocalist Melanie Taylor (just off the road with John Mayer) joined us on a cool version of Bonnie Raitt's "Nick of Time." Thanks everybody for coming out. We will be doing another performance this Saturday at the Borders on Westwood Boulevard from 2-4 pm. If you live in Los Angeles come on out and say hi.

Abbey Lincoln - Memorial Service

Just recorded Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria" in my studio with bassist Reggie Carson for Abbey Lincoln's memorial service, being held on October 1st in New York City. Reggie performed a 3 bass accompaniment for chanteuse Ms. Evelyn Mason (Abbey's niece) who will be performing it at the memorial.