From the moment @coolhairlive and I lugged her into his Bronco near LAX and pushed her into my garage/studio I could tell I had a great piano. The ‘Boudoir’ piano was made in Ohio in 1914. I had her re-strung and added a tack-hammer curtain. You can hear @domphenom employing that curtain here. I have a feeling that without this piano I would not have the career I do today. It is loudly featured on Gorilla Manor by Local Natives, she’s right there at the top of Airplanes, their first hit. I shed a few tears as she was hauled out of the studio today by the amazingly generous @modcottpianos She has a poisoned pin block and can’t hold tune any longer. I hope some day I’ll find 6K in a shoe or something, but until then, she’ll sit in a dusty warehouse, quietly holding memories of amazing musicians that have teased miracles of music from her. I will miss her every day. RIP 1914-2018
Hound dog heaven.
@funkyjuju Too Kind.
Pre-production with the excellent Jujuba. @funkyjuju #afropop
The right way to play a Telecaster. #fender #telecaster #recording #enthusiasm
Evan and Brette made me a coffee mug with my Parson name on it! I love it. #GramCrackerParson
Found an old photo of my band The Idaho Falls, this would’ve been 2011 or so at Spaceland, now the Satellite. Some good folks in this shot, only one I still see on a regular basis. Guess who. #tbt #theidahofalls #countryrock
All the best @prjct_xprnc songs feature @knatec He helped us wrap the new record today. #krautrock #guitarmaster #theprofessor
Who puts a banjo on their knee? That’s where the whisky goes. #portlandisawesome
Going for Calexico meets Marc Ribot here. #recording @nixstix18
Avocado banjo for the win.
Happiest birthday to this badass. @highlandkites #bestfriends
Today I recorded Ike the spike from the new Twin Peaks. He’s a sick drummer. #twinpeaks
Tomorrow night, my favorite band in Portland @1939ensemble is playing my favorite venue in Portland @mississippistudios to debut their wonderful new EP of covers that I was lucky enough to help out with. Please come join the fun. @1939ensemble @josemedeles @conigliodrummer @joshthomasmusic @knatec @silver_morning_mgmt #bestofportland
Playing my pedal steel for some Sara Dee tracks today. Sun Studios style delay and these two nerds.
Oh hi! I’m just casually hanging out with my British mixing board, flag, and Epiphone Casino to let you know that I’ll be playing with the Parson Red Heads on New Year’s Eve, we’ll be covering What’s the story morning glory? in it’s entirety at the White Eagle. Come bury Oasis with us. #oasis #nye
I like to mix fast. #recording #trident80B
I can write a string arrangement for you, Bizzare Star Strings can play it. @bizarrestarstrings @kathleensieck #recording #strings
Tyrone Hendrix, slaying for LDW. @tyronehendrix @swattykins Producin’. @life_during_wartime
Now booking record production for 2018. Thanks for the nice shot Avi! @avistrange
Never a band to rest on their laurels, 1939 Ensemble took us on a trip down memory lane tonight, so cool to see Dave and Jose work it out as a duo. #bestbandinpdx @1939ensemble @josemedeles @conigliodrummer @joshthomasmusic @knatec
If you told me I’d be recording a 6 piece psychedelic funk band a few years ago at one of the best studios in PNW I would’ve laughed. I’m not laughing today, I’m just chair-dancing and enjoying the mild contact high. @cosmicbutter #cosmicbutter #funkmusic #recording
Trust me, you want these women on your record. @bizarrestarstrings
Mike Post is my favorite person to make records with. There isn’t a title that does justice to his contributions to my work, so maybe we’ll just go with Lombardi as his new title. #recording #studiomaster
Kyleen is very sweetly transcribing my string arrangements today.
Playing the old pedal steel at the Old Church tonight with the Old Parson Redheads.
Chris Bindloss, fingerpicking monster. @cbindloss
So happy I’m still rolling deep in this crew.
❤️ I'm so happy I followed these people north. ❤️ 📷: @katieannfpb , also ❤️
Just having a drink after work last night with my dog, and my chicken. 📷: @bri_richards
So much dang cuteness! #eclipslings
So.... who wants to start a psychedelic surf band with me?
This is how I want to remember California.
Rooftoppin' with @bri_richards #adventureday
Today's office. Playing some pedal steel remotely for Australian crooner Mike McCarthy. Thanks for the hookup Skew! #pedalsteelguitar #recording
I don't talk about it much, but I am an accomplished jaw harpist. #themoreyouknow #canwestillbefriends
That thing where Chris Benson comes over and plays with your Maestro Rhythm N Sound. @bensonamps #recording #maestro
As it turns out Arrica Rose and I have been friends a long time, and we're finally getting to make a record together with Dear County, a band she and Mark Lynn pour a lot of love into, and it shows. She has a truly original and wonderful voice, I hope you'll check them out. #recording #americana @dearcounty
Got to work with my two favorite string players today at @moosecatrecording for the new @goodwitchmusic record.
Well I think I know what microphone I'll be using all day today at Moosecat recording to work on the Goodwitch overdubs. @moosecatrecording @goodwitchmusic @localnatives #reunion #imadethismic
Brother Moses and I take this picture whenever we work together. Hope you like the new record we just made. 📷: @jacobgruth #brothersforever
James Lockhart is one of the best singers I've ever had the honor to work with. Confident, capable, and easy going, every producer dreams of working with someone with talent like his. We rarely do more than four takes before I get goosebumps and his bandmates start celebrating in the control room. Thanks for trusting me with your gift dude.
New friend @nickdepartee took this deep focus pic while I played pedal steel guitar on a beautiful song by @realjoeymeador while @davelux guided the ship, producer-style. So many good moments on this record. #recording #pedalsteelguitar #emmonspedalsteel
I love it when my favorite band plays three blocks from my house. #krautrock #avantgarde @1939ensemble @knatec @josemedeles
Last night of The Evan Way Experience at Al's Den. Hitting the studio Thursday.
Mel Brown is my favorite musician here in town, and he let me take a pic while telling us a story about how played with the Beatles.
Such a special night. 📷: @kellyjohorton
I live in gratitude that I can share such a wonderful studio with these nice kids from PCC, seen here taking turns singing into a U67 and RCA 77 patched through our plate reverb. #communityfirst
Always good. #bffs
I've been playing guitar on a lot of records for folks lately, and dragging this Ben Sherman bag full of goodies around with me. While cleaning it out today I realized I'd made a collage. #neatfreak
I've always been surrounded by, and drawn to strong women, I wouldn't want it any other way. I salute and support you. @bri_richards @roseshawhan @veggieshaveaheart @hotforsorrow @hotassun @maris_lamar @highlandkites @andrea_bookscout @ashypowpow @twwly @jenniferfinch @ukuleleluv @beatnikwolfgirl @luluhotsauce @eclipse_the_wolfeh @_meara_ @beegsy @busyphilipps @rcblumberg @pearlcharles @lefffffty @whitneycummings @chelseahandler @wendy_crabb @erinjophoto @eugenia_loli @summerwitch @hellodolly322 @jaimewyatt @katysugs @nutrition_to_kitchen_pdx @lisasolomon @lenoresings @mooreamasa @nicoleblanchette @theparsonredheads @amysedaris @santiampdx @sunnyjaynes @mira_v0s @vanessaprager @carlyandtheuniverse #thefutureisfemale
So my fav PDX band, 1939 Ensemble just CRUSHED the opening spot for Tortoise tonight. @1939ensemble
I love playing bass and guitar for my friend Marissa. Her band Highland Kites is quite excellent. @highlandkites
Dropped off the new 1939 Ensemble covers EP off for mastering.
New PRJCT XPRNC song in the making. @morfbeats @mossneck @gusberry #krautrock @prjct_xprnc
I buy lunch for the first person to tell me why I love this picture.
Spending some time with these sexy beasts today. #lapsteel #pedalsteel #pedalsteelguitar #emmons #rickenbacker
Ralph Carney, badass.
Beyond excited. You won't know this song. #recording
Sunday f'ing night. @josemedeles @1939ensemble #drums
Not your average bear. #drums #recording @mossneck @knatec @prjct_xprnc
Recording Knate playing a nice set of Musser vibes tonight at 39 HQ with my Neumann CMV563 and a Grace 101 mic preamp. #recording #vibraphone
Always fun watching Keith breathe new life into an instrument. #stjohns #guitarshop #luthier
Had such a good time playing guitar for Evan Way last night at Mississippi Studios, my favorite venue in town. #blessup video still: @huntsmanmusic Thanks Ben!
I find a lot of comfort in the very local, palpable change I can make. I am teaching this rad 9 year old neighbor how to play chess and the ukulele. I can't fix the world, but I can make a real contribution on this level.
Had a blast playing the Landmark Saloon with Afterlife Revival, several hundred dollars were raised for Standing Rock! Excellent photo by: @connorebb
I said to Bri when we moved here, I just want to be of service to our new home town. As it turns out that entails recording as usual, but quite unexpectedly Portland also wants me as a dj, a guitar store employee, a mentor for a brilliant young neighbor, a chefs assistant and a session musician. I am following my muse in any wild direction she points and I cry, laugh, prosper and struggle in equal proportions. #tao
Copperphone, meet morphbeats! For the win! #recording @placidaudio @morfbeats @danielcharleshunt @lenoresings
Cold out here.
When it's slow at 3Tracks... #spacecowboy
Photo from the 2014 Wareham tour doing a radio hit. #RememberMeThusly
Making music with Adam today. @mossneck #theprojectexperience #rolandsh101 Thanks gus for engineering. @gusberry
Loving the fluff today, glad I don't have any pressing plans though, this city is at a stand still. #websterpdx #winterwonderland
What a wonderful session today with Moorea Masa & The Mood at The Map Room. Having a room full of people with such abundant talent and focus is humbling. My heart is full. Big thanks to Josh Powell, a master of audio craft and an amazing host. #recording
Dang Allegra, y'all make some pretty nice drums. #recording
High fashion hound dog. #SadiePotatos #plotthoundoftheday