For the past year or so, Chris Gaalaas and I have been collaborating on a series of guitar-driven, mid-tempo pop songs. Chris is a guitar and amp aficionado. Always in search of the lost chord and the perfect sound, he typically shows up at my door with several guitar cases and one or two small combo amps. My comment on one such visit was, “Oh, I see you’ve brought your suitcases of joy!” Now a suitcase of joy can mean many things to different people, so one is left to ponder, what’s in your suitcase of joy?
Here is a sneak peek of the results of one of our sessions. The six song ep should be available online soon. Favorite Things features Chris on guitars and bass, and I added drums, Moog (couldn’t resist), and vocal. Check it out: