With ocean and tropical foliage surrounding this island, my trip around Taiwan was nothing short of breathtaking. From the hustle and bustle of big cities to the quiet countryside towns, each mile across Taiwan was filled with life, adventure, and childhood memories. I once read an article of a foreigner who traveled across Taiwan on a bicycle and told stories of the people he met along the way, mostly farmers and Taiwanese aborigines… and even with the language barrier, they found ways to communicate and learn about each other’s way of life. I think that’s an incredible way to experience the world.
LISTEN TO BEAUTIFUL LIE:
Beautiful Lie started in Los Angeles, and it took me to Las Vegas for pre-production, then to Orlando, Florida to record with drummer Danny Huff and bassist Jeffery Nelson, and then all the way back to California to finish it up with guitarist/artist, JK Northrup.
I have much to say about this song, which will probably be in some behind the music story I will tell at a later time. For now, I’d like to focus on guitarist, JK Northrup (I am sure many of you are already familiar with his work).
JK has a very impressive and long history in music, having worked with, toured with, recorded with, co-wrote songs with, and produced some of rock’s most familiar names. So the very melodic, incredible electric guitar you hear in “Beautiful Lie” is another amazing work of art from JK. You don’t want to miss the lead at the end…. SOOO NICE!!!
Aside from “Beautiful Lie”, JK played on several other tracks on the “In This Trance” CD, with equal artistry. In fact, all the great electric guitar leads on this CD are played by him, which we recorded at his studio in Sacramento, California.
“In this Trance” has been released. What a creative and adventurous time I had. So many musicians helped me on this CD and I am so excited to share this new collection of songs with you.
This is a Limited Edition with special packaging. So, get your copy while they’re available.