New from Graphite Addiction: “The Blue Dog”

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Tim Carmichael, Pete Ehrmann, and I complete the tale of Sifferson and the Blue Dog with our 4th studio album.

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Two from Richard Ellis

The lovely and talented Richard Ellis just released two new albums on Curious Automata.


Songs Found Under the Couch


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First up is Songs Found Under the Couch. This collection of Richard’s introspective songwriting demos is the first Curious Automata release with vocals on every track. I really dig its dark tone and Richard’s guitar and vocals really shine, despite the somewhat lo-fi quality of the original tapes. It’s definitely music that deserves repeated listening.


Play One Song


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Play One Song is an in-depth instrumental exploration of Richard’s song Sixteen Roses, featuring Louis Carrillo on percussion and Kendal Crews on bass along with Richard on electric guitar. Over 72 minutes of continuous music, the trio finds darkness and light in one of Richard’s best compositions. Listen to the original demo with vocals off Songs Found Under the Couch, then check this out to hear how great musicians can bring new depth to songs.

A quick note: as executive producer I shortened Play One Song by 10 minutes so it would fit a single CD. This is the most corporate thing I have ever done. I have become a suit, mea culpa.

Sifferson, a new album by Graphite Addiction.

CD: $15.00 Amazon | iTunes Graphite Addiction returns with our 3rd studio album. It’s a set of 7 instrumentals, a pair of songs, and a spoken word piece woven together to begin the tale of Sifferson. And it all features our trademark blend of jazz harmonies, world rhythms, and melodic hooks to keep you grooving. “Graphite Addiction is a strange… Read more →

Coming March 21st, 2017

Graphite Addiction will be releasing our third studio album, “Sifferson”, on March 21st. Here’s a track off it: “30 and Counting” written by Pete Ehrmann. Read more →

Graphite Addiction Videos from Bonnie Carmichael

For your viewing enjoyment: two videos of Graphite Addiction live at La Vita Bella, courtesy of Bonnie Carmichael. More Than Mediocrity Haley’s Comet Read more →

Screenshot of Song Feature on AllAboutJazz

Somewhere We Can Vist at AllAboutJazz

Somewhere We Can Visit, a tune off my new album Occasional Music is AllAboutJazz.com’s Track of the Day! Download it for free today! Read more →

Charlie Christian Centennial

Charlie Christian, born on this day (July 29th) in 1916. Listen to Kevin Whitehead’s tribute on NPR’s Fresh Air. The excellent Charlie Christian site Solo Flight returned just in time for the centennial, after a seven year hiatus. And if you’d like a tutorial on Christian’s style, check out Garry Hansen’s Charlie Christian – Legend of the Jazz Guitar, courtesy… Read more →