Archive for March, 2010

In the Bleak Midwinter

Here is a video of me playing a song that I arranged awhile back for the A Christmas to Cure Cancer 4 album that was released in 2008.  I have always loved this song growing up and when asked to do a song for the album this sounded like a great one to arrange!

If you head to, you can hear the original recording in its entirety.

I was able to do all of the recording myself using Adobe Audition, a Yamaha MW10 USB audio board and a Shure SM81 microphone.  It also allowed me to break out my cello and lay down a few tracks which is always fun!

If you like the song you can purchase the album at and remember all of the money from the sale of the album goes to support cancer research!

NOTE: If you are wondering what guitar I am playing in the video it is actually my late Dad’s guitar.  It is an Aspen (now defunct) AD28-SH and was manufactured in Japan in the 1970s.  It has an incredible sound with a great bass response that I feel rivals higher end Martins and has quickly become my favorite guitar to play over my Ibanez AW300CE!