My Rift Magazine 36-Hour Songwriting Contest Submission – "…in San Francisco"

Rich Horton, the motivated young gent who owns the Twin Cities’ best local music magazine (Rift Magazine), was kind enough to invite me to participate in the online version of Rift Magazine’s 36-Hour Songwriting Competition.  The rules of the competition are simple: Write one song within the given timeframe (36-hours). Record and submit an mp3… Continue reading My Rift Magazine 36-Hour Songwriting Contest Submission – "…in San Francisco"

Going Nuts with My Marshall Stack

In an effort to beef up the new album (and have some fun), I decided to dust off my old Marshall JCM 900 half-stack and rip out some guitar licks for the new album.  Here are my initial results: “Run. Run! Run!!! RUN!!! RUNNNN!!!!” – Scratch Mix April 8, 2009 “Let’s Get Funky!” – Scratch… Continue reading Going Nuts with My Marshall Stack

Help Me Mix My New Record! Feedback Needed!

I just realized that I forgot to attach the “2 Sisters” mp3 from yesterday’s post. That’s okay, though, because I am attaching it to this post…AND MORE!!! I need your help. We are in the process of deciding on a final mix for our new record and would love to hear your feedback on the… Continue reading Help Me Mix My New Record! Feedback Needed!

Mixdown of "2 Sisters" – Feedback?

(Above: 2 Sisters/SoulSistas at our show last Saturday) Hi! We are rolling! Rolling, I tell ya! Here is a link to our most recent mixdown of “2 Sisters” from our forthcoming record. We are looking for mixing feedback at present – things like “the vocals are too quiet”, “I can’t hear the kick drum”, etc.… Continue reading Mixdown of "2 Sisters" – Feedback?

Noah's Birthday Party

Noah’s 31st birthday party marked the first time in two years that all the Cryns kids have been gathered together in one place. To mark the occasion, we recorded this SWEET rap song at around 1 a.m. Here’s the famous dance-off: And here are some photos from the evening: http://www.cryns.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/02-noahs-birthday-rap.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |… Continue reading Noah's Birthday Party

Tour Officially Launched!! Download MP3s from Last Night's Show!

Last night’s show at Lestat’s in San Diego totally rocked and was a fitting kick-off to the tour. Ivan Cheong opened the evening and was followed by one of the most technically-gifted guitarists I have ever met, Mark Kephart. Mark was, to put it simply, amazing. I was headlining for some reason, and took advantage… Continue reading Tour Officially Launched!! Download MP3s from Last Night's Show!