SBM News Update
New Year Everyone!
we had a great video shoot last July, but ran into technical
difficulties that basically ground everything to a stop. However,
it’s looking like that’s mostly behind us, and we can get
the SBM machine back up and running.
have a number of items on the list for this year. Currently we are
looking for dancers and a choreographer for the “California
Cowgirls” video. We will be having auditions by the end of
January and will do the shoot by the end of February. We’re
looking for sexy cowgirls of any and every ethnic persuasion, just no
line dancing; think Hollywood, not Dollywood.
I’m still looking for girls all around the state to either take
pictures or shoot video of themselves singing “California
Cowgirls” in front of their “Welcome to…”
wherever home town signs. I’ll be giving away FREE swag for
accepted submissions. (NOW HERE! Check out the newly updated t-shirts and
panties on the swag page.) I am looking to include both the dance
footage and these hometown shots in with our live band performances
to make a real video for “California Cowgirls” to be
released this spring.Lyrics to "California Cowgirls"
we have our first show of the year at the Whisky at the end of this
month and we could really use your support. We’ll also be
shooting video there, so we really need you in the crowd!
also will be doing our best to mix the live show from July and have
that CD & DVD available soon.
this summer, besides looking for shows all across the state, I’m
hoping to get into the studio to work on a Christmas CD. I’ve
been assembling tunes and am really looking forward to having this CD
in my repertoire. I’m planning on a nice big Christmas/New
Year’s party and will keep you posted on the location.
there’s a lot in the works, and, hopefully, we can get it all
done. As always, I’m looking forward to seeing everyone and
appreciate all your support over the years.
the best - Scotty
SBM News Update
Well, the band has been
out and about and we have posted a fun little bunch of live clips on
YouTube from a recent show. These clips are basically a “demo”
of what we plan to work on this summer which is a live DVD & CD I
plan to call “All In!” It will basically be a greatest
I’ll send out a
posting when we think we’ll be shooting so everyone can come
out and be in the video.
In the meantime, we’re
booking shows for the summer and fall and hope to see you soon.
Check out the “Tour” link to see where we’ll be
we’re also available for house parties, weddings, birthdays,
etc. And if anyone’s got a line on some Vegas or San Diego
gigs, let us know!
All the best - Scotty
been VERY piecemeal, but at long last, I have completed my
“director’s cut” of the CD we had previously been
selling at shows as the Barbed Wire Boys demo. Neither
Tommy nor I ever felt that it was exactly what we wanted it to be.
So, little by little, I have replaced solos, fixed vocal parts,
remixed songs, and produced something that is quite a bit more
representative of my original vision for the CD.
those who live in L.A. and know us from Frosti, Heidi and Frank, when
Paul Jacques decided he wanted leave the project but keep the
Moonshine Mountain Boys name, Barbed Wire Boys
was the band name on which Tommy and I agreed. Both Tommy and Dave
Patt are on all the tracks on this revision of the BWB
demo and were paid for all their performances whether live or in the
studio. I am incredibly grateful to them both for their time,
dedication, and hard work on both the CD and to the band.
with the exception of 1 cover tune [“Whole Lotta Rosie”
(Young/Young/Scott) and 2 co-writes [“Tired”
(McCoy/Jacques) and “Carolina Blue” (McCoy/Frye)], all of
the songs on the disc are my compositions and there are a slew of
contributing musicians and singers on the record. I paid everyone who
played on the CD as well as for all the studio time, mixing and
mastering sessions, artwork, etc. Since it was mainly Tommy’s
idea, I never wanted to infringe on the Barbed Wire Boys
name, so I’ve chosen to release this record under my name.
Still, I felt the effort needed a sincere tip of the hat to both
Tommy and Dave and is why I’ve entitled it Barbed Wired.
you own the previous BWB demo CD, you may or may not
enjoy this version. There are people who have the Moonshine
Mountain Boys CD who prefer those song versions. However, as
I have explained previously, although most of the songs are
mine, Paul Jacques owns the MMB recording masters,
so this new revision is finally the recorded version I had
hope you enjoy it. I decided quite a while back that I make my music
for me. If others enjoy it, that’s awesome! If not, it’s
still something I enjoy and produce passionately from the heart.
new band has done an excellent job of learning all my original
material (and rocks almost as hard as 1880!) and is
hard at work learning some new covers tunes, so we can get out and
see everyone in 2012.
had another wonderful summer but am ready to get out there and rock
it up! I look forward to seeing you all soon!
(See the "NEW CD" page for a look at "Barbed Wired")
Well, itís taken quite a bit longer than anticipated, but since Independence Day is just around the corner, it actually seems quite apropos that Iíve finally completed the RECLAMATION CD. Itís not quite as rollicking as a Barbed Wire Boys show, but itís got a lot of my original vision of some old favorites like "(9/11) The Day I Learned to Sing the Blues", "Fallen", "Sixteen Tons", and "Guilt Train". Plus it has a cool new country version of "Gold", not to mention brand new songs like "Tipsy", "Drinkin' My Way to an MBA", "Cowboy Hold On", and "Blame Me". I also included the last song I recorded before I "found my voice". I felt like it spoke to where I was both now and then. Itís called "With You", and, in addition to the obvious reference to the people I love, it also speaks to my musical possession. I am a singer/songwriter, and, next to my family, making music is what I love most.
So, Iím booking shows for the summer and hope to see you soon!
Also see the "Reclamation" Press Release (.pdf format)
Well, howdy folks!
Although I haven’t been out around town playing, I have been
quite busy this summer. I had a great visit with my older son Zack,
spent a week in Italy and another in Croatia, and recorded 7 tunes
(some old, some new)! One of them is called “Drinkin’ My
Way to an MBA” which I wrote because, as some of you may know,
I graduated from the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business
Management last December. Woo Hoo!!!
I am working on a book
about the music business and have a good first draft for a movie
script about my life. Additionally, although the Barbed Wire Boys
are not playing anymore, I am still planning to pursue my musical
aspirations with as much vigor as ever. In fact, I do plan to
release a new album soon, but, in the meantime, CD Baby now has a
digital single upload option which will allow me to make my new
material available as I produce it.
I would like to
sincerely thank all the musicians who have been a part of this
journey including Kevin, Eric, Paul, Dino, Mike, Tommy, Dave, Stuart,
Martin, Donny, Greg, Jinx, Kurt, Erica, Boo, Lisa, Joe, Syba, Scotty
Lund, Taras, Chris, Jere, Shawn Nourse, Luke Halpin, Jimmy Z, our
friends at radio Frosti, Heidi & Frank, Shawn Parr, Kirt
Williams, as well as all the clubs; Ken, Kenny, Mark & Gordie at
Cowboy Country, Mark, Paul & Sara from InCahoots,
Mike & Bill from the Brandin’ Iron, all the folks at
Saddle Sore, and, last but not least, all of the friends and
fans who supported us over the last nine years!
Looking forward to
seeing all of you soon! All the best and with the greatest sincerity
of thanks for all your kindness,