SEEKINGBand to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano.
I just moved to the UK from San Francisco, CA where I was a gigging musician.
My repertoire ranges from Tom Petty and Neil Young, to Ryan Adams, The Shins, and John Prine. I also sprinkle in some originals.
- Screen name:
- lonely pioneer
- Member since:
- Dec 29 2018
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
My style has been compared to Elliott Smith and my voice to Jackson Browne's, but that's all in the ear of the beholder.
- Vocalist - Baritone:
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar, Casio MT-100
Eighteen Wheels Master 5.29.20 BEST
Eighteen Wheels Master 5.29.20 BEST
Red Eye Flight (Inst)
Red Eye Flight (Inst)I've taken a few red eye flights in my day. The feeling of entering a new day, in a new time zone, after flying all night just to get there is pretty unreal. Here's to one day experiencing that feeling again 🌙🛬
Passing ShipsWritten and recorded August 25th, 2019 Everything is tracked, recorded, and mixed through the #Spire mobile recording app. Photo of Brighton Pier at dusk by Viktor Forgacs
Your Best Dude (Demo)
Your Best Dude (Demo)A song about presence. Tracked, recorded, and mixed through the #Spire mobile recording app.
Eighteen WheelersWritten and recorded August 14th, 2019. Life on the road. Everything is tracked, recorded, and mixed through the #Spire mobile recording app. Photo courtesy of matthew rader
DriftingI dreamt I was drifting. Everything is tracked, recorded, and mixed through the #Spire mobile recording app. Photo courtesy of jr-korpa.com
Small-town Survival Kit
Small-town Survival KitWritten on my nephew's shaky Rogue guitar and recorded using my parents' upright, this song is a window into the ruts of growing up in a small town. Everything is tracked, recorded, and mixed through the #Spire mobile recording app. Photo @oldmanjolly
albert hallBack when I had no idea where or what Albert Hall was, this was my attempt at something conceptual, where Albert Hall exists as a space in my mind. Though I've never tried recreating this on stage, it's still one of my favorites to return to. Thanks for tuning in. Circa 2007, from 'outcasts and outtakes'
your light'Your Light' is the shining moment on the 2010 limited release, "The Collector". It was written, recorded and mastered over the course of an evening. The rhythm, which includes the triplet plucked verse and an improvised barred bridge, was finalized on the third take. Keys and vocals were tracked, as is most of my work, well into the night. On a personal note, this is probably my favorite '78 recording to date. It always sounds so much grander in my head.
Last X-MasWith lyrics by Kt and music by '78. Kt's vision was for this to be a power-pop/ punk song with semi-obvious autobiographical undertones. Once she handed it to me, it took a completely different turn. Recorded in an Upper Arlington basement in 2007, the introduction of the chord organ establishes a trend for future '78 sounds and songs. Thanks for listening.
Reasons To Leave
Reasons To LeaveReasons to Leave, from the album "North", circa 2009-2010. 'Reasons to Leave' is one of the first examples of a move away from the pick towards this style of strumming. Even though the vocals are clipped, I think it works within the framework of this close-chested theme. Thanks for listening.
Like To Pretend You're Dead
Like To Pretend You're DeadFrom Latter Days, circa 2008
neverending touchTrack 15 from Soapbox Hero 1:10->End circa 2007
a needle and thread
a needle and threadAvailable for a limited time only
Time Mistakes the Man
Time Mistakes the ManHere's a song that me and @nolanandoklockrissian threw together back in good ole Depak.
Wheels upa rough version of the latest track - inspired by the decision to up and leave California for the open road. Thanks for listening!
Crescent MoonThe moon was a beautiful sliver last night (inst. 2017)
Pictures from Planes (instrumental 09)
Pictures from Planes (instrumental 09)the lyrics are still in my head
lonely pioneera demo much grander in my head. 8-tracks; layers and layers of guitars.
the crushing days
the crushing daysI haven't had much to say lately.
canopy (inst.)"I write music for soundtracks, yeah."
Inst. 05 (the song that split the sky)
Inst. 05 (the song that split the sky)This is something I threw together with my Zoom Tac2. 3 tracks, all one take. Thanks for listening!
Let It Go
Let It GoHeavily degraded from years of neglect
WanderingThis sounds so much like Strange Currencies.
model citizen (inst.)
model citizen (inst.)the debut of the casiotone mt-100
betweena self prophecy