FAR-West Conference 2018 This weekend I will be attending the FAR-West conference in Woodland Hills, CA. A couple two or three hundred musicians, songwriters, venue owners, promoters, etc. While Folk music figures prominently, Folk is/has, like most musical genres, experienced a broadening over the past several years – including more blues, rock, country, and even […]
I’m working on some music bookings – both solo and with my band, Arrogant Sage. I’ve been distracted with a few things – consulting projects and launching an e-class. More on this later. But, for giggles, I put my phone on the mixer stand at rehearsal last Sunday. I recorded a few songs this way. […]
An update for August 1, 2011 I used to hate recording. The truth is I find it tedious although it has become more pleasurable. First, having the guys at Easy Street Studio in Simi Valley, CA handle all the technical details is nice. But anyway you cut it, the studio is NOT the stage. The […]
Here is a link to the latest newsletter. Below is a message I put in the newsletter. Below that is a new song I just introduced to the band.
We have some shows coming up Friday, May 20th, at The Red Cove. We are playing with two heavy funk jam bands – The Hours Before & Jam Stain. I’m not exactly sure what heavy jam funk is but we plan to rock with them in Ventura. Thursday, June 23rd, we are playing in Santa […]
click image to open full-size The Matt Moran Band will be in Ojai, February 4th, 2011. Playing the World Famous Deer Lodge from 9PM-11PM. The Deer Lodge is located at: 2261 Maricopa Hwy Ojai, CA 93023 (click here for a map)
“Hey Daddy, I want an Oompa Loompa. I want you to get me an Oompa Loompa right away. … I want an Oompa Loompa now!!” – Veruca Salt, Willy Wonka – continue reading and that quote will make more sense. I’m impatient! My friends know this. When I set my mind on something I want […]
I’m not much of a New Year’s resolution kind of guy but I would like to start the new year with some news and some plans. And then what I would love from passionate listeners. The first issue at hand is to introduce you more or less formally to the band. Elliot Turret (lead […]
Here are a couple songs on video from our recent gig at the Simi Valley Town Center Farmer’s Market.