I’ve been on a Chris Dave kick here lately. More like a study, haha. I am particularly interested in his work outside of Glasper and his Drumhedz group. I stumbled upon these Meshell Ndegeocello vids aaaand they are gold! 

New EP from Temple5. I’m proud of this work, and I’m glad I get to play with such great musicians. 

We’re releasing our first EP on Tuesday, April 1. The show for it will be Saturday, March 29. Hopefully some of you will be able to come out and celebrate with us. I’m particularly proud of this release because of how much I have grown as a musician through this music, and how much Temple5 has grown as a band. Looking forward to it! 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Temple5 w/D&D Sluggers

Satellite Bar & Lounge

10:00 pm- No Cover! 

Details here on facebook —>https://www.facebook.com/events/224067024456694/


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This is incredible.


I read this today and it blew my mind. SUCH a potent word from my dear and incredibly talented friend Ben Shive.

"Here’s a sidebar about sidemen. The artist’s ministry is to the audience; the sideman’s ministry is to the artist. The artist carries a heavy burden, and when that gets too heavy the sideman carries the artist. It’s Sam Gamgee work."

I’ve never thought about it like that. Makes me really thankful for all the Sam Gamgee’s i’ve been able to play with over the years.


Sound advice! 


#mycrimsoncord family photo book!

Read carefully, You may or may not recognize these names. But they are mentioned by name on #crimsoncord Too many to tag, but these have played a very specific role in shaping me into the person I am now. .. #mycrimsoncord thank you!

I found that my life is not full of huge earth shaking miracles. I’ve never heard the voice of God or seen an ocean part. But, as I look back over my timeline, my “cord” I see that my life has been shaped by normal everyday working of life. People places, mistakes, tragedies triumphs. Things that I saw a coincidence were really evidence that a plan was being worked out, a path that has made me into the person I am now.
Yal May or may not know,
my upcoming album entitled Crimson Cord, is a celebration of those events people and places that have made me who I am.
So! I particularly enjoyed making this record because it gave me a chance to reflect and be thankful for the life I’ve been so graciously given. So, I’m gonna tell you MY Crimson Cord,

If you want, you’re welcome to participate now, but when the album drops we are gonna run an official contest!
Snap pictures of people, places,events moments etc that have shaped you into the person you are now! In the caption maybe write a little bit about who or what were looking at. Why this is important to you.
Upload them to Instagram or twitter use the hash tag

Yal hip to OKAYDOTHIS?!
It’s a super cool photo app.
If you don’t have it download it here

And find the “do”
My Crimson Cord

I still ain’t the artist, I’m the canvas.

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As one of Nashville’s most in-demand and hard-working drummers, Paul Mabury has made a name for himself both in the U.S. and in his native Australia as not only an outstanding musician and producer, but as a man of personal integrity, humility, and wisdom. His unique playing style – a…

Super inspired by this guy.