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    Making the 'Unwind' music video


    The Story


    This video was filmed by Matt Gischel at Crossroads Tavern in Glen Burnie, MD on February 1st, 2016. The video is compilation of the show that night which my first solo show featuring a full band. The line up included Mike Falkler on Guitar, Ben Kolakowski on Guitar, Nik Kosmas on Bass, Jeff Gardner on Drums, and Tony Correlli on Keys. The cool thing was that most of my band members had actually played on 'Unwind' in the studio. We also had a Lindsay Collette join us on stage for 'Amber Eyes' (she sang on the studio recording.) The audience that night included some close friends and family who came out to support me on a big night.


    As with most local video shoots, it's always difficult to get people to come out and be part of the shoot, but we had a lot of friends turn up so it ended up being a very successful night. The setlist was gonna be mostly originals but we worked out a few covers ahead of the show. We were already planning on doing 'Life in the Fast Lane' by The Eagles when Glenn Frey suddenly passed away. A few days earlier David Bowie had passed away and we decided to add 'Heroes' to our set as well. The night felt like proof that I could really do the whole solo thing, giving me the confidence to continue playing shows and building my brand.


    Setlist:

    Cry (But Don't Ask Why?)

    We Will Shine

    Unwind

    What Is and What Should Never Be (Led Zeppelin cover)

    The Girl in the Flower Dress

    Life in the Fast Lane (Eagles cover)

    Unwind

    Amber Eyes (featuring Lindsay Collette)

    "Heroes" (David Bowie cover)

    Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin cover)

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