Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Show At Lyrix Nashville Last Night (7-30)

Show At Lyrix Nashville

Me Jammin......43 Gibson

Terry's TanLine......the great Nashville voice.....she had been out sunning.....I promised her I wouldn't put this online (just kinding...really)

Jenn Franklin, Anton Viser and Jerry Vanek

This was really Lisa's night....she was filming a video......she rocked

Karen and Rachell .....two of my best friends.......

Monday, July 30, 2007

More from Brown (Lung) Diner

We haven't all caught brown lung yet so....we keep playing until we do

Ben and Jerry and Aarron

StovePipe in the legendary Brown Recluce

Not sure what to say about this picture????

Never get to see the back of your head......will call my hairdresser and compliment her

Friday, July 27, 2007

The Doors Video

Found This!!.....had to post.........Too cool

When The Music Ends -- Doors

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New CD Review - Destined to Define an Area and an Era

Reviewer: Lisa Joy Fedyschyn
Everything on this CD grabbed & held me from the first lick to the last note. The lyrics are a balm to a sunburn.They whisper hope into blistered situations. The rythms are as natural & refreshing as rain in a steamy buyeau. These tunes flow seamlessly,haunting melodies into syncopated tempos that beg for never before seen dance steps.The insturmentals seamlessly woven into this CD are in a class with John Wesley Harding. A vivid picture, of experiences intimate & familiar. Damp,glistening,driven & distinctivley southern, throughout the CD there is an indomidable groove. Something too authentic to conjour up.The harmonica on Weep is as real as it gets.Anyone who is hungry for genuine musical food will crave more of this.Slide guitar with it's seductive pull has found a place of fertility & birthed a baby with Sweet Cynthia and the Nashville Music Co. CONGRATULATIONS! Don't stop there honey, please, please, please slide on do

Thursday, July 26, 2007

What's your Favorite Line from a song?

Ok....I think I may have a hundred or more....but the one that is a daddy...and comes to mind is this one from Prine's Mexican Home song...

"...the air is as still as the throttle on a funeral train."

is that badass or what (you can tell I love prine)

CD Review by Indie Music Stop

Thanks so much to C.W. Ross Senior Writer for Indie Music Stop..........Fantastic Writer!!!!


The first thing you'll notice after Todd's latest release 'Sweet Cynthia' and the Nashville Music Co. starts to play is that this isn't your everyday cookie cutter type music. Todd's music is a blend of everything from folk, bluegrass, and rock to the blues.

Todd's uses unique guitar tuning and guitar techniques to achieve that sound. Todd refers to his style of playing, "as slide 'collage' guitar."

While the music grabs your attention it's the song lyrics that keeps it. Todd is a published poet and treats his lyrics like 'song poems'. Todd's philosophy on his songwriting is that he works to write, "stand alone lines worthy of a wall."

If you had to pick other artist to compare him to names like, John Prine, Bob Dylan, and Ben Harper come to mind. On several of the songs I could really hear the Dylan vocal sound.

I really liked the mixture of instrumentation found on 'Sweet Cynthia' and the Nashville Music Co. Todd's guitar playing is stellar along with his banjo, mandolin, bass, and harmonica work.

You'll also find a lot of nice percussion work in the songs. You'll even find an instrument credit listed in the CD's booklet for a coffee can.

For those of you like myself who enjoy some 'hill music' the song, "J-boy Coin & the Whisky Horn" will have you foot stomping and hand clapping to it's beat.

You also find Todd's version of the Memphis Mini and Led Zeppelin song, "When the Levee Breaks."

On the last track titled, "Weep" Todd's harmonica playing really brings the song to life. With it's slightly rock beats it has a sound very reminiscent of the band Blues Traveler.

This release has a spiritual undertone that runs through it that I'll let you interpret for yourself after hearing the songs.

The more I listened to this release the more I liked it. Each time my ears picked out new little nuances and beats that peaked my ears up.

Do yourself a favor and get 'Sweet Cynthia' and the Nashville Music Co. Your ears will thank you!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Poem "Buicks" Published in Penmanship Mag

Here is my poem "Buicks" that got pubbed in Penmanship Mag


He loves the life of others lives
The talk of tours down beautiful rivers
And the distance your head gets in moving
His buick is the color sky sometimes makes
With grass around the tires
The oil is changed though
And he knows it’s gonna move
To find California someday
Reaching back
Recovering his fermenting sight
In the finery of alcohol
His father, taught ancient history
Doesn’t drink like him
Nor wear a belt
But his kitchen smells so good
Like the South
And the tanning of pigs
In black heavy pans
The air is edible
His father is dying though
Like the South
From tanning pigs
And something took his life too
The house sits over there now
Groaning in the weeds
A silenced out violence
Like the Roman Coliseum
But thats when they lived beside me
In 1992

Monday, July 23, 2007

My Led Zeppelin "When The Levee Breaks" cover

Here is my "When the Levee Breaks" written by Memphis Mini and Led Zeppelin.....I did the Zep arrangment with some added me in there.......and let me know what you think...
it's not zeppelin so be kind please.....

When the Levee Breaks


Sunday, July 22, 2007

New Gold Paintings

Getting geared up for the art show in two weeks.....

here is a detail of two different paintings........one gold the other muted gold...... bad lighting....but excited about them...so must post!!!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Slide Guitar Tips

Found this great tips link for the sliders out there......Let me know if this helps.......cheers T

Is there a better Song Man than John Prine?

Does anyone know why there hasn't been someone as quirky and as good at writing song lines as John Prine.
Everybody that I ask seem to say it is because everything has been done.....which I think is complete BS...maybe it's the industry whispering in the artists ears.....

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Footnote.....a CD Note

"the songs are all new, they feel "comfortable" to me--as if I'm hearing old, familiar, well-loved tunes"..Anne Parlier

Show at POST 82

POST 82...baby!!!!

a very nice dude in the crowd.......and way cool lookin....just had to get a shot with him

Jenn.....Awesome as usual......check her out (www.jennfranklin.com)....love her!!!

Liz.....a new friend......love your songs........great to share the stage

I kicked out my amp.....again....too much fun.....love the background tinsel-town....cheesy and cool.


Sunday, July 8, 2007

Red Tub Show Review by Bert Pittman

Personal experience like history does seem to repeat itself.

When I was in high school, I did the US Census to earn a little extra dough. One summer evening on the front porch of a rundown wooden shack on a rundown street on the run down side of town (with all my official survey forms in hand), I felt the the whole place shaking-- not vibrating but shaking-- from the foot stompin', hand clappin', good times singin' and shoutin' goin' on inside.
At the cozy Red Tub in West Columbia, SC, Mr. Todd Cecil and his fingerpicking slide guitar did some very fine shack shakin' of his own. Todd's slide pickin' guitar had the entire audience and staff loosing the nails and screws in the Tub's upstairs wooden floors, hallways, and skylight. With original songs, instrumentals, and a wonderful cover of Neil Young's "Helpless," Todd didn't serve up some all- too-predictable Delta corn syrup; he laid down a great big dollop of hardcore, sliding Piedmont picking blues that had the whole Tub a rockin.' We're talking real cane blackstrap here. Cause I love both these blues styles, Todd certainly loosened my floor joists, since he delivers both of these great traditions at the same time!

So if you want some of that foot stompin,' hand clappin,' front porch shakin," good times music, drop every thing and check out Todd Cecil. He'll rattle you in all the right places.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Happy 4th or 5th Recording Session

Recording Session on the 5th

Cheers and Happy 4th (or 5th...left over fireworks)


After recording session...good trax that day....alittle celebration so to speak

Tuesday, July 3, 2007