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After years of following an acoustic singer/songwriter guitar path, I've decided to go electric. Bringing loops, ebow and multi-stage delays into a largely improvisational mix that ranges from blissfully ambient to full-on psychedelic journeys in sound.

Breaking Light's latest tune is "Tin Man's Tears Flow"

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Darrin/Kavin jam 2008

Cleaning out the musical attic, so to speak. This is a long acoustic jam from back in 2008, over at Darrin's house. I'm glad he had his recorder running. The first few minutes are a bit rough, but once we got our bearings, there was no looking back. Probably some of my best resonator playing ever.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Dunn Bros. in Keller, Tx. 1/29/10

The gig last night at the coffeeshop last night came off well and I managed to drive away the patrons who were there in short order. But the coolness factor in the room went way up when RPM Challenge conspirator Michelangelo arrived. Had not seen the dude since the 2008 listening party, so it was a pleasure to see him and his friend. My buddy Ross lent some beautiful flute work to some of the proceedings.

If i submit an album this year for RPM Challenge as Breaking Light it'll be a live one, sounding much like this:

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Another year, another RPM Challenge!

Starting to think about getting ready to prepare to make plans for the RPM Challenge, 2010 edition. Record an album (10 songs and/or 35 minutes of original music) in February. 28 days of mind bending creative stress. Forget lengthy self-editing, perfection or a decent night's sleep. I've done this thing for the last two years, two albums as Kavin.s Acoustic Church and one album as Breaking Light. It is now becoming tradition. Make it one of yours!

Jan. 15 - My plan for the challenge is, again, multiple album projects. A colab with buds Glenn and Dennis. Either an album each of acoustic guitar instrumentals and ipod app tunes, or a double album of just anything goes, with lots of short improvised ditties.

Jan. 17 - I can't believe most of January is already gone. I've got the arrangement and lyrics worked out for two new songs for the colab;
"Downwind From the Waxahachie Cement Kiln" , a depressing blues tune of redneck despair and "9,9 & 9", which is about what happened on 9/9/09 last year. Well it was daughter Brit's birthday for one thing.
Also reviewing/arranging some drum loops, I don't think that's cheating....

Sunday, January 3, 2010

RD posters

My bro has a massive collection of concert posters from the 60s & 70s. Started to catalog them this weekend. Fillmore, Armadillo WHQ, various Houston venues. So far have only scratched the surface.


This will be a long, ongoing project.
See what we've shot so far here.

Dunn Bros. in Spring Tx. 1/2/10

What fun. To sit and play alongside two of my favorite pickers was a total blast. Sean Martin (r) and Robert Stallard (middle) are accomplished musicians and purveyors of harp guitar.

 Dunn Bros. Spring, Tx. 1/2/10

Sean blew me away by playing Michael Hedges "Because It's There" and John Fahey's "Last Steam Engine Train", two of my favorite all time acoustic pieces, as well as his own harp guitar originals. Robert rocked out on some harp guitar also and did some great looping!

Check both of these amazing artists out:

Sean Martin

Robert Len Stallard