I've had, a desire for music and a fascination with the abstract all of my life. This music is a collection of ideas that range from melodic and spacious feels to tense and percussive. Odd time signatures, unconventional chord progressions, and a structural and cohesive center with harmonies and threads of improvisationin a blues/soul framework. The musical arrangements pull from funk, afro-cuban and flamenco rhythms, delta blues, finger-style acoustic guitar, different piano styles, and various traditional and non-traditional forms of jazz. Bob Dylan, Charlie Hunter, Django Reinhardt, Paco De Lucia, Nick Drake, Ray Charles, James Brown, Jeff Buckley, John Lee Hooker, are a few of my influences.
Recent collaborations include recordings and live shows with guests such as guitarist Robben Ford (played with Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, Phil Lesh, Bob Dylan, Greg Allman, and others...) Also, saxophonist Karl Hunter of the band "Big Bad Voodoo Daddy" who performed on these 3 albums as well with Kyle Swan and his band "the Honeybrew", releasing their first two albums entitled "Royal Jelly" and "Propolis" in 2015. Kyle is also co-writing with Robben Ford on Robben's next album to be released around the end of March 2015.