I have a new partner in tone with Rocco Guitars in Nashville.
We are working on my signature model which will be based on the guitar that I've been playing for
the last 33 years. This is something that I've wanted to do forever and I've finally found the builder
in Tim Rocco to make it happen! We'll be documenting the build on the Rocco Guitars page and other
social media. We're hoping that it will be available sometime in January. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any questions. I'm also playing a killer "Rattlecaster" hand built by Tim.
Visit the Rocco Guitars page for pics and music.
Just a heads up to anyone who is interested in my edu material. December is the last month that my 10
hr lesson package will be available for $50. For those of you who own it you already know that there are years of study in
this material. For the last year I've been trying to do a solid for other musicians and students out there by keeping
the price down. Being a full time musician for 37 years I know how hard it is. But on 01/01/2014 the price is going to go
up so this is the last chance to get the material for $50.
It's been said that if I am offering this material
so inexpensively, how good can it be? I hate to do this but I guess that I have to toot my own horn a bit. I've been playing
the guitar for 50 years and teaching for 40 of them. I see so much gibberish out there that is called education and it saddens
me to see how people are taken advantage of.
Through my association with the late, great Nick Brignola I've
played gigs with Kenny Werner, Dave Leibman, Jerry Bergonzi, Dave Holland, George Garzone, Tom Harrell, Jimmy Cobb, Randy
Brecker, J.R. Monterose, Ted Curson, Steve Coleman, Joe Magnarelli, Ratzo Harris, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Rosemary Clooney,
Eubie Blake and so many others that I can't even remember.
I have recorded with DownBeat Poll Winner and Grammy
Nominee Nick Brignola, John Pattitucci, Eddie Gomez, Bill Stewart, Billy Hart, Alex Acuna, Kenwood Dennard, John Lockwood,
Jerry Bergonzi and so many others.
I have been at this for so long and I've become very good at simplifying
complex ideas into guitar friendly approaches but this isn't jazz school. It's about the blues, the fundamentals of
music and improvising.
These are not 3 camera shoots full of fluff but are home made vids
filled with easily understood content.
I'm urging anyone serious about learning to purchase this package now before the price goes up. You may regret not spending
what amounts to full tank of gas on what may keep you busy for years. Visit the "Blues with Brains" and Other Lessons
page for a listing of all of the material and to order.
RedPlate-CD Sig Amp News
I am working on an agreement with RedPlate
amps to distribute my signature amps exclusively. The C-D'S (Blackface
inspired build) and the CDT (Tweed) are 40 wts and 36 lbs of "point
to point" wired tone.
With drummer Art Bernstein
Chuck D'Aloia and drummer Art Bernstein have a new record out titled Circle 7. The record is filled with great tunes
and grooves, Chuck is an amazing player who should be a household name. When he picks up a guitar he makes it speak in an
effortless manner that only is gained from years of experience and loads of talent, he is equally at home ripping it up over
complex jazz harmony as he is playing stinging blues or funky grooves all with a tone to die for.
Art 's drumming
serves as a perfect foil for Chuck and the tunes, both of these guys are monster players, but what sets it apart for me is
the great compositions and the ability they have to convey them without wasting a note, they impress the listener with their
musicality first and foremost, don't get me wrong there is plenty of burning playing on the disc, it is just never forced
or used for effect and it all adds up to great music and a wonderful listen.
Click here for "Circle 7" clips and to purchase
Christmas Time Is
with drummer Art Bernstein
Just in time for the holidays, this Christmas CD from ABCD GEARS
(Art Bernstein & Chuck D'Aloia) breathes new life into your favorite Christmas songs.
The stunning musicianship
makes this a completely refreshing Christmas CD. Listen for the Latin salsa groove and intricate cymbal playing on Deck
the Halls, the pure sonic guitar poetry of Silent Night, restful modality of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, seductive lyricism
of Joy to the World and the funky blues shuffle on Santa Claus is Coming to Town!
Chuck's guitar work is
impeccable - innovative harmonic textures and soothing lyrical treatments of the timeless melodies, all wrapped in Art's
superiorly crafted drum rhythms showcasing a spectacular blending of ethnic and improvisational drum grooves.
Briggs, Producer / Songwriter
Click here for "CTIG" clips and to purchase