Let’s hear it for 2018

Was very happy to see so many of you this year out there on the road and sea doing gigs with Sarah Borges and on my own.

It was quite the year with records that I produced from The Bottle Rockets, Sarah Borges and Bourbon Express all being released on vinyl and digital.

2018 Produced by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel

Plus records I mixed by Finland’s super rocking Devil Dog Road and the fabulous Squirrel Nut Zippers.

I put out a CD of songs from my first 3 solo albums titled, oddly enough, The Roscoe Sampler and I also put pen to paper and made a Roscoe T-shirt designed from one of my favorite pieces of outboard gear, the Urie 1178 Stereo Compressor.

Urie only made the stereo version of the 1176 for one year and we have one at CTS

 

After doing a tour with both The Bottle Rockets and Sarah Borges celebrating their newly released records I got the chance to write my first song with the lovely Mary Lee Kortes called “Dreaming of Him” and we did it to commemorate her just released by BMG Books hardcover coffee table wonder titled “Dreaming of Dylan: 115 Dreams About Bob“.

I know you’ve got a lot of this stuff but if you’d like to make a special holiday gift purchase my able web-store elves will take $10 off any purchase of 3 or more items.

There’s some good stuff coming up in 2019 too.

I’ve completed producing a record for Girls On Grass titled “Dirty Power” that should be out this spring.  Also put the finishing touches on the first solo record by Nate Schweber titled “Gaps In My Resume” which was mixed at Evie’s Terrace and I’m doing the last day of mixing on the upcoming Spanking Charlene release next week.

Keep your eye on the gigs page as I play pretty often with my own band, Sarah Borges, Mark McKay and Spanking Charlene

And don’t forget my Christmas songs from Solo Sounds.

White Christmas

and 

The Christmas Song

And a funky home video I made too.

State of the Vibe 2017

Hello Friends and Music Fans,

The new year is here and there’s plenty of rock action afoot.  The first thing I have to announce is that this crazy project dreamed up by my friend Bullethead and put into action  by myself and my colleagues at Cowboy Technical Services called Solo Sounds has released it’s first 2 records.  Solo Sounds is a label that presents only solo instrumental recordings of great songs and records.  These are all new recordings, made to the highest standards and we got the best players that we know to help come up with some really awesome stuff.  We’ve been making the records over the last year and a half and will be releasing them digitally a little at a time over the next few months.  I hope you get to experience them. You can follow Solo Sounds on the various Socio-Media.  Links on the Solo Sounds website.

After completely enjoying performing with Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles last year we’ve continued to add more gigs to our calendars.  We play as a band performing each others songs together.  We are headed out for another long weekend in February.  We’ll be in Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City and Pittsburg.  Check the Gigs page for the dates and times

Excited to announce that the Jack Grace record I produced and played on titled Everything I Say Is A Lie will be coming out in March.  Some great songs and great people on that record.  Can’t wait for you to hear it.

I’ve been really blown away by the way my Lakeside record has been received.  First on vinyl, then released digitally and on CD by Last Chance Records we have more news for 2017.

At The Helm Records in the UK will be releasing the record in the spring and it looks like I’ll be traveling overseas in support of the record.  Details to follow.

I have a couple new videos in the works including a Live In The Studio performance video of Gillian Welch’s “Look At Miss Ohio”.  We hope to have it out for you soon.  I always wanted to do a real “Live Performance” video.  Erik Braund helped us pull this off plus I got to fulfill a lifelong dream of having the band play in matching suits.  It’s our tip of the hat to Dave & Gill’s video for The Weekend.

On the set at Braund Studios in Greenpoint, NY

Oh, one more thing.  My band returned to the Livestock Music Festival last summer up in Bovina, NY.  Over the years I’ve been helping my friend Chico from the awesome band Esquela upgrade his music setup there. It’s really gotten quite good.  On top of everything we set him up with a rig that would be able to do live multi-track recording.  I came home from the gig with our set on my hard drive and put it up on my home recording rig to check it out a few weeks later.  I liked the first song, Keith Christopher played great, I liked the second song, Mo Goldner and Phil Cimino played great, I really liked the whole thing so I put a little work into mixing it, having Mario master it and getting Chris Bryson to do some artwork.  So just like that Roscoe Live Vol 1 (Livestock 2016) is on the way!  I’m pressing up a few cd’s and offering downloads for purchase on Bandcamp. Pre-order available now (shipping by Jan 25).  I hope you get a kick out of it.

****CD pre-order includes immediate MP3 download****