Today I might be playing a show with local rock legend, John Stowell, over at the Acadia Cafe. John called the other day and asked me to sit in with his band on the ukulele. Sounds like fun! The show is at 2 p.m. and is free to get in…I think… Also, I am trying… Continue reading Rahm the Attack Dog
I just recorded a guitar lesson for “Leaving L.A.”, a song off of our first record …if Howard Roark could dance. Let me know what you think! Also, please let me know if you have other songs of ours that you would like a guitar lesson for.
I own the stupid iPhone and all of carry with me all of its pompous social baggage. And while I am embarrassed to be part of a growing movement of people who carry this little computer phone in their pockets, I did put it to good use on Saturday when, after starting up my car… Continue reading I Just Found a Use for iPhone (Shazam) and At the Same Time I Fell In Love with Andrew Bird
At the behest of my friend, producer, MBA-level-advisor, and guitar aficionado, Ryan, I am posting this guitar lesson for “Boulder”, a song off my band’s last record. The song highlights the struggles of maintaining a long-distance relationship with a girl in Boulder, CO when I was living on the East Coast. Those were good times,… Continue reading Guitar Lesson for "Boulder"
This is the second of what will hopefully be a long series of guitar lessons, where I teach you how to play songs off of my albums on the guitar. I realize the audience for these videos is amazingly small, but hopefully they will add value to that small segment of the populace that 1)… Continue reading Guitar Lesson: "Val"
This is one of many great songs that my oldest brother has written over the years. His original version can be downloaded hereBombay Doors. I play the song much like I do many in recent years – with a swing beat. I love it! http://www.cryns.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/spank_-bombay_doors.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Maybe it’s pre-show jitters, or maybe it’s the fish and chips I ate earlier, but it’s 2:15 a.m. and I’m up. Hmmm… I did discover two fantastic bands/performers in my post-nap/pre-sleep binge. First, check out Metronomy’s “A Thing For Me” video below (Thanks, Liana!) and then check out Matt Latterell, a brilliant up-and-coming songwriter from… Continue reading Tired but Cannot Sleep
This is a video I just recorded in my living room of me singing (and playing) “2 Sisters”, a song that will be featured prominently on the new record.
I don’t know if y’all know this, but I am on Youtube. I maintain an account there, and even post videos, reply to comments, watch friends’ videos, and comment on said friends’ videos. I have been actively posting videos on there for years now, but I haven’t actively been promoting this fact. Anyway, it’s no… Continue reading I am on Youtube.
I just signed up for ReverbNation.com, which will basically allow me to share songs on Facebook. It’s kind of clunky, though. I don’t know why it is taking Facebook so long to program a piece of software that MySpace figured almost a decade ago. In any case, I found this old Cryns #3 video of… Continue reading Thinking of Planning a House Concert
While I am waiting for the noodles in my mac & cheese to cook, I am watching That Thing You Do! on Netflix. I love this movie! It’s the story of a 1-hit-wonder band called “The Wonders” and stars Tom Hanks with a great supporting cast. The movie accurately portrays the prospects of making it… Continue reading That Thing You Do!
I spent a year in Los Angeles playing in Spank with my two older brothers and the best drummer I have ever met, BT. The times were trying, but the music was always fun to play. I literally had nary a cent to my name. I still don’t have a cent to my name, but… Continue reading Video of my Former Band, Spank
Here’s a video journal from the trip home: Yesterday afternoon, I made the 3-hour journey to Duluth to play a 3-hour set at Fitger’s, a local bar/restaurant with immense popularity up there. It was an interesting show for me and reminded me more of my days playing Thursday night shows at Sportsman’s Pub than of… Continue reading Duluth, MN!!!
To commemorate the new website design, I decided to record “Center of Attention” for y’all. In this clip, I rock out pretty hard on the ol’ uke…so be careful. 😉
On Friday night I played a solo set in opening for my new band, Eagles vs. Rockets. The feedback we received was great! We still have some of our limited edition EPs available for sale. Just come to our next show, whenever that is… I will be playing at Fitger’s in Duluth on Friday –… Continue reading 331 Show – Eagles vs. Rockets and More!
Check out the photos below from my final show of the tour – at the BP Green Gas Station in L.A. Playing for a small crowd and hundreds of gas tank filler-uppers was lots of fun. The crowd, in particular, was quite receptive, but it was also fun to have people in cars pull up… Continue reading BP Green Gas Station Gig and LETRON
Last night was totally awesome. I played at The Clubhouse @ This Old House in San Luis Obispo, CA with Mark Adams (of Rancho Deluxe), GARON, Paul Hobbs, Dave Seawater, Gary Foshee, Deb Kirk, Jasmine Miranda Crowe, Chloe Andresen, and a couple of others. I hadn’t heard of any of those folks before last night,… Continue reading Live at "The Clubhouse @ This Old House" in San Luis Obispo, CA
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!
MTV recently did a story about the up-and-coming rock band, Bang Camaro – a band that utilizes local singers from all over the country to sing at their shows. My brother, Noah, who is also part of the original Cryns #3 lineup, tried out for the band and received top billing in the MTV newscast!… Continue reading Bang Camaro gets a Cryns