Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New EP Released...

I've released a new EP titled "Theories of Rocketry." It contains three tracks, two older songs and one new one partially recorded live all with Dave Kontak pulling drum duty. Dave brings a much needed depth and musicality to the project. I felt an EP was needed before the second full length is complete, I'm that excited about it.

It's on bandcamp now at www.stevengbass.bandcamp.com and is available as pay what you want...even free.

<a href="http://stevengbass.bandcamp.com/album/theories-of-rocketry">Theories of Rocketry by Steven Guerrero</a>


Needed Things is in memory of bassist Trentin Lee Manning. Bass recorded live...drums done at the Track Shack in Toledo, Ohio tinyurl.com/32bn9vq

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

OCT 8th Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room with GLenn Poorman

The title says it all...

I'll be playing with Glenn Poorman at the Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room in Ann Arbor Michigan on Friday Oct 8th.

Full-screen
Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room
114 South Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734.665.2757 - http://www.crazywisdom.net





Here's a video of Glenn:

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sept 18th Show and EP...

Greetings!


How's everyone doing?


I have another show coming up this week at the Ground Level Coffeehouse on Sept 18 with several performers.


Chris Darby (Chicago) and Longsleeves (San Diego) together on tour are stopping by the Ground Level Coffeehouse. Self described as Indie / Folk. They will be putting on an acoustic set.


Steve Jad (Toledo) acoustic guitarist,
who uses an array of altered tunings, will perform as well .He has been described as sounding a lot like Michael Hedges. He also has a killer voice.


I will do my thing (Solo Bass) and will also
perform with Steve Jad...which will be a blast as it's been a while since we've gotten the chance to do so.


Cover is $4.00


Address: 2636 W. Central Ave., oledo, OH 43606
(Central near Douglas across from the New Food Town)
Phone:
419.671.6272
E-mail:
info@groundleveltoledo.com



In other news... I am getting ready to release an EP. I am excited about it as it features Dave Kontak on drums. There are old songs and at least on new one. If all goes well it'll be out in a few weeks.


There is also work starting on the next full length CD as well. Recording has begun and Dave again will be covering drum duty. You can hear a sample of our work HERE from bandcamp.com. You can also pick up my first CD Deployment of Ten Wails as pay what you want (or what you think it worth) And you can do so knowing that It will help me finance the next album!


Till next time,


Steven

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I spent how long asleep?!?

(The track "Sin Nombre" has since been removed...I ended up not liking it after repeated listening. However in it's absence, Please to enjoy a trailer of "The Howling III: The Marsupials" at the end of the post.)

Here's another preview. Tentatively titled Sin Nombre simply because like most of my songs... it usually doesn't have a name. I have to sit with a tune for a while before it gets a name...I joke that I simply look around the room to find inspiration...This one almost was titled "Lamp."

Please feel free to give opinions even if you don't like it...I wont be offended in the least.







It's unmastered so... turn it up man!

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I was hoping to have a lot more done by now, but if you've been following me on twitter, you know that I was very ill with a pretty nasty case of meningitis. I was in the hospital for weeks and spent a few days in a medical coma. I missed a little more than a month of work and have only been back at work for a few weeks. I'm feeling a lot better now and I've decided that I needed to get back to the projects I've had in mind and finish them.

There's no telling what might happen next...

(As promised:)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Acclaimed Musician Doug Johns to Present Master Class and Electric Bass Clinic at Owens, July 10 Then Show at the ground level Coffeehouse @ 7pm


Those that attend the clinic will get into the show for free, otherwise there is a $5.00 cover

The Ground Level Coffeehouse website




PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Area residents are invited to gain insight into the musical career of acclaimed electric bassist, composer and clinician Doug Johns as Owens Community College presents a free Master Class and Electric Basic Clinic on Saturday, July 10.

Presented by the College’s School of Arts and Sciences on Findlay-area Campus and the Department of Fine and Performing Arts on the Toledo-area Campus, Johns’ appearance at Owens will occur from 1-3 p.m. in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre on the Toledo-area Campus. In addition, the College will host a reception for Johns prior to his presentation on Saturday from 12:30-1 p.m. The reception will take place in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Rotunda. Admission to the event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

The Master Class and Electric Bass Clinic will feature discussion about Johns’ musical background as well as insight into forming a genuine connection with audiences as a musician. Highlighted topics will also include the importance of self promotion and marketing and the Internet as it relates to a professional career in the music industry. Additionally, Johns plans to share his musical talents with attendees during the clinic.

Johns began honing his skills at a very young by performing in various soul, funk, blues and jazz bands. From humble beginnings, the Cleveland-based musician has since entertained audiences worldwide with his electric jazz-funk/fusion sound. Johns has more than 25 years of bass experience and has worked with such musical talents as Victor Wooten, Buddy Miles and Dweezil Zappa.

The culmination of Johns’ musical experiences led him to release his first critically-acclaimed solo CD “Doug Johns” in 2006. Johns has followed up his solo debut with the release of “Pocket Fulla Nasty” in 2008. The internationally-recognized bassist is currently performing as part of a two-person project, the Doug Johns Duo, featuring drummer Chris Ceja.

For additional information about the upcoming Master Class and Electric Bass Clinic, call (567) 429-3648 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3648.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Acclaimed Musician Steve Lawson to Present Master Class and Electric Bass Clinic at Owens, June 12

I am very excited about this...Steve Lawson and Lobelia will be in town next week. Steve will be doing a clinic at Owens and later that night Steve, Lobelia and I will perform at The Ground Level. The Owens even is FREE and those who attend will get into the Ground Level show for free as well. Otherwise there is a $5.00 cover charge.

Here is the link to the full Owens article:

https://www.owens.edu/news_releases/?p=1560

And

Here is the link to the Ground Level show:

http://www.groundleveltoledo.com/2010/06/sat-june-12-lobelia-steve-lawson-bass-clinic-and-show/



Please pass this info to anyone you may think is interested.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Drummers are people too...

Just a taste of what Dave and I are working on...more to come...

<a href="http://stevengbass.bandcamp.com/track/archaic-techniques-of-ecstasy-sample-w-drums">Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy (Sample W/ Drums) by Steven Guerrero</a>

Saturday, April 3, 2010

It Lives!!

I Get to pick it up next week and I'll post some audio of the bass when I get it home. I'm just a tad bit excited...in case you couldn't tell.







Monday, March 1, 2010

What's all this then?



Good gravy I've neglected this thing haven't I? Shame on me. I suppose if anyone wanted to read what I do at any given moment they could just head over to twitter.com/stevenguerrero and connect with me there. I say such insightful things as "That drips fake blood right? 'cause you can't have a giant dragon and a beaded bird cage without fake blood" and "Has someone mentioned the spectacular film Orca? If not someone ought to. Inappropriate...but fitting" and the ever eloquent "Pancake time!!"

That's fascinating right?...right?

No?

Well then how about this...More Skjold pics!!:





Needless to say, I am very pleased with the progress. Soon my lovely...soon.

In other news (of the gig type):

I am pleased to report that I am now hosting a bi monthly event at a local coffee shop called The Ground Level titled "The Amplified Resonance Showcase"

The idea behind the events are to recreate the house concert atmosphere while supporting a local coffee shop that sells locally roasted fair trade coffee. It's also a musician friendly place, and hey they also allows a solo bassist to invite great musicians to take over the place every two months. I love house concerts, It's a win for everyone, including the musicians, but until my family and I get out of the new baby stage...no more house concert hosting for now.


I have a lot of great musicians lined up for the next few months, and I am VERY excited to have them perform.

First up I am very pleased to report that on March 13th Harp Guitarist Eric Loy will be performing with me at The Ground Level. He's got so many strings...it must be a nightmare to tune. Check this out..it's pretty spectacular:




On May 8th Chapman Stick player Glenn Poorman will be heading in from Detroit to perform. I've had the pleasure to do a couple of shows with Glenn in the past and I must say, I am a big fan of his work. Fellow looper and a good chap to boot. Check him out doing his thing here:




I have more spectacular musicians scheduled for June and July, I know...not technically bi monthly, but schedules demand it..trust me...it's going to be awesome. I'll let you know who they are in the coming weeks....until then, please do stop by the shows if you're in the area, great music and you'll also be supporting local business and great musicians...A win for everyone!!!

Also...feel free to say hi to me on the twitter. I mostly speak of horrible movies that I admittedly have an addiction for. much like this one.

Bollywood Nightmare on Elm Street rip off you say? Yes I say...and soon I shall own it.

Please to enjoy "Mahakaal: The Monster"



Untl next time dear reader...