My new album is here! Fourteen melodic guitar-based instrumental tracks influenced by Jazz, Rock and Folk and recorded in beautiful Vancouver, BC.
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I’m playing at the Satin Laser Spa Port Moody Anniversary Celebration and Cancer Fundraiser this Saturday, February 24th (11AM – 3PM). 50% of all service proceeds and 10% of all product sold this day will be donated to Leukemia & Lymphoma Blood Cancer Research. I’ll also be selling my CDs for $10 each and donating $5 from each sale. If you’re in the area on Saturday, please drop by the event and say hi!
My new show: Jamie Bonk | “No Tuition”. Coming soon!
Watched “Restrung”, a very cool documentary on Wyn Guitars last night. It was great to hear Abraham Laboriel and James LoMenzo playing the basses, but just as interesting to me was getting to see and hear about Wyn’s workflow. He’s incredibly organized and deeply considers the ergonomics of his shop. I try to do the same thing, albeit on a lesser scale, in my studio. Also, Randall’s comments on efficiency versus enthusiasm hit home. I’m sure sanding necks for three days straight can’t be a ton of fun, even though it maybe highly efficient. I come up against similar issues when recording an album. Do I do all of the MIDI stuff for the entire record first? Record all of the rhythm guitars in one go? That sort of thing is more efficient, but it’s not nearly as exciting as taking a song at a time from nothing to a finished master. Anyways, the documentary’s good, so if you have about an hour to spare, check it out!
Tech day today. Updated to macOS Sierra and hooked up my brand new Apogee Element 24 and Apogee Control. Really nice bump up in sound quality from my Apogee Duet 1.
Sonya and I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! We hope your Xmas is filled with all the things that matter most to you. We also hope you’ve been (mostly) not naughty this year and Santa will bring you something cool! : )
Here’s a version of “The First Noël” that Sonya and I recorded a few years back that features the vocals of Wendy Irvine.
Yay! My new company (Jamie Bonk Music) is finally up and going. BC government registration, business bank account and SOCAN/ASCAP publisher agreement all in place!!