Posts by aliencountry

A New Music Element: Syncopation

Let’s face it, music has evolved every decade or so. The metal or heavy mental, for instance, from twenty years ago is not as heavy as the metal today. Twenty-year-old metal is considered pop music today, compared to the new metal standards. Alien Country’s music brings something new to the table. Not low-fi, not syncopation, but a pure, raw sound which some naysayers or self-made experts may simply, for the time being, call out of whack or simply wrong. For now, those could be appropriate descriptors of the Alien Country’s sound, but as bad or wrong or raw the sound may be, as a few have opinionated, it is still, as Billy Joel would probably say, sci-fi edged Country Rock n’ Roll to me.

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My Stint With An Iron Maiden Tribute Band in Florida

You know Ima country boy, but I’ve always been fascinated by the music of Steve Harris, founder and bassist for the major international act Iron Maiden. I’ve played Maiden songs on the guitar and sung them whenever I can, and as often as I could. In 2015 I had an opportunity to audition for a…

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Landing Awesome Free Movement Around

I woke up to this beauty this morning. Sat down on the newly water-resistant coated picnic table… and… RELAXED. I did relax for a bit. Actually, did it for just about 30 seconds before one of the offspring hollered,”I wanna go back inside the house! There’s WASPS around the trampoline!” I got up, and walked…

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Ford Tractor, Cowboy Hat and Music to Boot

I broke my back doing a bit of garden work years ago. Now, this was way before I acquired the old Ford tractor I now have. Anyway, working in the garden was A LOT of fun until that point. I mean, I tried growing everything except beans and tomatoes. Nothing worked except for two native…

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“No One Is Coming” now available on YouTube

When I wrote “No One Is Coming For You Tonight,” I was thinking about nothing but a good country vibe. Then, the Alien Country sound… that hammer-on and pull-off thing you hear in most of my music, came about. Poof. Just like that. I remember sittin’ in my studio thinking, what can I use or…

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