Friday, June 1, 2012


Tambo is a jam-band I put together with a bunch of friends.

The idea was to throw off the weight & commitment of being in a "proper band".

Tambo existed for us to improvise in a jam space, and that was it!  

No gigs.  No rehearsals!

The magic happened in the moment.

No trying to re-play past songs, or perform like a human playback machine.

Tambo was a tonic against these things, and was purely inspired by good times for us as friends and musicians.

At the time (and still!), I was loving the music of acts like Budos Band, Menahan Street Band, Beastie Boys instrumentals, and blaxploitation soundtracks.

You can listen to the YouTube playlist


Or the Bandcamp album

"Fearless Faceless Cowboys" was the third jam session, and I thought it came out the best overall, and made us all smile from ear to ear.

Even many years later I'm very proud of it and enjoy listening myself!  

I enjoy listening to it much more so than listening back to my other bands' painstakingly recorded albums!

It's one live jam session recorded to 4 track cassette, and mixed a day later straight from the 4-track, through a string of effects running through the AUX sends. Enjoy.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Fuzzy Christmas To You

Have a Fuzzy Christmas, friends.

Listen to Fuzzy Christmas...
or download Fuzzy Christmas.mp3 (20mb)

I recorded this on my 2880 Looper out in Park Orchards on Christmas Day.
Me and Ev were working on building our own Supersonic Fuzz Fun pedals, and I was already feeling warm and fuzzy from the good Christmas valve tones going around, so I selected Saint Nick (Nitro) for the dirty work on this song.

Turn up the radio.  Bring the fuzz.