Welcome to the Alien Country Blog

Welcome to the Alien Country Blog

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…

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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!”…

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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…

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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,…

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Smile, Soft, Simple, Swing, Space, Shape

An article by Dennis Winge Not too long ago, a student was in my studio looking at the bulletin board in the office portion of the room, where I have my own personal reminder to myself about performing in big, bold letters.  “Smile, Soft, Simple, Swing, Space, Shape” is the summary…

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