CATBEACH MUSIC – BUXOM BETTY
Last month the team from Friedman Amplification came out to CatBeach Studio to let us give their new amp, Buxom Betty, a test drive.
Check out Daena Jay and Bob Hartry performing a new song “Feel Alright”, featuring Betty and the Danocaster Jazzmaster.
DAENA JAY AND THE WOLFPACK
Have you seen the documentary called ‘The Wolfpack’? It is an absolutely incredible story of a family of 7 whose father confined them to a tiny apartment in New York. They overcame their captivity and learned how to communicate with others by watching movies. And now, after finding their freedom, they are experiencing a vibrant and exciting life.
ABC News 20-20 highlighted the documentary last week, and Daena Jay’s music provided an inspirational backdrop. Check out the episode here. Daena’s songs start at the 25 minute mark. We’re all very honored to be a part of this family’s triumphant story!
Watch the whole episode here:
NEWS // Jayson Belt – Poor Penmanship
This is happening.
NEWS // Daena Jay – On BalconyTV
Daena Jay and Co joined BalconyTV in the Hollywood Hills for a live performance of her song ‘I Will.’ The performance is featured on BalconyTV’s Global Rumble. Watch the video and if you like what you see, please vote for her by creating an account with Balcony. Then you just click VOTE and LIKE at the top of Daena’s performance page: http://balconytv.com/v/daena-jay-i-will
VIDEOS // Casey Black: I’ve Spent My Whole Life
Art. Songwriting. And life on the back porch.
We’re taking some time this week to share videos from Casey Black‘s latest album: “Lay You In The Loam.” In this video, Casey divulges some of his deeper thoughts and gives a live performance of his song “I’ve Spent My Whole Life.”
VIDEOS // Casey Black: Happiness
We’re taking some time this week to share videos from Casey Black‘s latest album: “Lay You In The Loam.” Today’s video features Casey sharing about his songwriting inspiration and a live performance of his song “Happiness.”
VIDEOS // Casey Black: Loam TV
Casey is half way through his Ireland tour. And in his honor, we thought we’d take some time this week to share videos from his latest album: “Lay You In The Loam.” We begin with an introduction to Casey along with a live performance of his song “Flowers.”
VIDEO/ Dave Grohl – You Are A Rockstar!
‘The musician comes first.’
You need to watch this keynote address! It is inspiring, motivating, exciting, and reassuring. It reminds us here at CatBeach Music why we are doing this.
As we watched Dave share his own journey, we were caught up in our own memories of making multi-track cassette tapes as awkward pre-teens alone in our bedrooms. For Jen, this involved the elaborate and fine production skills of first taping a Duran Duran song off the radio and then adding her own 11 year old vocals right over the top…she knew she was on her way to becoming the next Debbie Harry! For Bobby, the legitimate musician in the family, it involved hours upon hours upon hours of practicing guitar…learning every Landau and Lukather riff he could lay his ears on…listening to every record he could find at the record store down on Western Ave. in San Pedro…studying recording and producing techniques while founding his gear collection at the ripe old age of 12.
Music was our safe haven. It got into our souls. And it set us on our life’s trajectory…a life interwoven with songs, creativity, passion, and friends. We are humbled by the incredible musicians, artists and songwriters that are around us and we are thankful for this leg of the journey!
For us, it began as a couple of musicians and its still all about the musicians…but hey…what do we know?
Thanks for the reminder of where we began, for the decades of incredible songs and shows, and for the pursuit of true music. Dave Grohl-you are a rockstar!