“You said something to me once….don’t practice things that do not serve you personally. I’m paraphrasing but it would creep in as I was wasting valuable time on techniques and speed that, looking back, I didn’t really care about. I guess it was a mindset of “if I can’t do this this and this then […]
About Evan Goodrow
Writer, musician, feel good specialist.
Playing at Umass Dartmouth tonight in New Bedford MA, the second hour of the “Star Series Week” from 7pm-8pm. Live stream on Facebook only, that’s Here
Just a few points that might help… 1. Beginners are mesmerized and dazzled by guitar frets, the mathematical and sonic relationships waiting to be discovered with a rubix cube kind of wonder, it’s evidence of the guitar players preoccupation with the left hand (fretting hand) and subsequent “box playing.” 2. There’s often ideas about using […]
Once upon a time I started making a jazz record. I wrote, rehearsed and recorded with my jazz group “Sauce.” Then I became busy doing other things which is often the case when you play different styles of music. I was most likely writing “Burn” at time. I’ve uncovered a jazz record that I […]
NYC sometime in 2005. Once upon a time I used to wear a kufi. I would make up fun reasons for why I wore it but the truth was I just liked it and I could be wearing almost anything and it kind of put me on the stage “mentally.” I could put it on […]
It’s amazing what you find when you go looking for it…. No So Social Distancing in the Caribbean.
October of 2011… Long lost discovered things that we find on old hard drives…
I’ve had more questions about and discomfort over this song than any other one that I can remember in the recent past. Hint: it’s not about god, it’s about believing in something that you don’t or won’t question, could be any sort of behavior or decision that doesn’t do you good or make sense. All […]
The original St Barths Crew on our way to the Caribbean, 2007. Tim Mayer, myself, Rick O’Neale, and Matty Alger.
Before it all came apart…
Working on the next record and I was breezing through some screen shots and came across this one. It’s indicative of the mindset I get in when I work in-between songs, imagine that each shot here is a different song in my mind, I flip between them and hold them up to each other, to […]