Sunday, February 11, 2018

Downbeat Editor's Pick

Midtown Tilt is a Downbeat Editor's Pick and the review is featured on the front page of for the month, but can be also found by following this link:

"With his Desertion Trio, Millevoi churns over dusty tones reminiscent of a Spaghetti Western soundtrack, if Ennio Morricone chose to spotlight an appreciation for high-minded jazz scaffolding and noodling psych-rock jams." 

Midtown Tilt is also referred to as "highly satisfying."

Here's the review:

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Aquarium Drunkard

Aquarium Drunkard posted an excellent review of Midtown Tilt by Tyler Wilcox that calls the record, a nonstop instrumental thrill-ride" and describes the music as "a kind of jammed out free jazz psych western noir hybrid, equal parts Crazy Horse and Nels Cline."

Check it out here:

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Philadelphia Inquirer

Today's Philadelphia Inquirer featured a really nice piece about me and Desertion Trio, among other things, in prep for our record release show.

Check it out here:

Friday, January 26, 2018


Midtown Tilt - the new record by Desertion Trio with Jamie Saft - is out now!

Gabriel Jermaine Vanlandingham Dunn at says:

"With an intro that I’d love to sample, or at least juggle in my DJ sets, and a mash-up of Spaghetti Western-influenced guitar, vibrato organ, and choppy but steady rhythm, “Numbers Maker” is one of my favorite compositions of the past year."

S. Victor Aaron at says:

"Desertion’s combination of Crazy Horse rough edges, surf music, psych blues and Western movie soundtrack leanings is truly a throwback to lyric-less rock of the 60s, even if the styles informing this music might have never been quite blended this way."

Victor Wooten for Premier Guitar

I interviewed Victor Wooten for Premier Guitar. Victor was really fun to talk to and laid down some pretty inspiring stuff!!!!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Jimmy Bryant Lesson for Premier Guitar

I had a great time putting together this lesson about one of my favorite guitarists - the original Telecaster cat, Jimmy Bryant.

Check it out at Premier Guitar, complete with notated licks and sound samples:

Monday, November 20, 2017

Archer Spade + Toshimaru Nakamura

In preparation for our trip to Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival: Pres@60 later this week, where we'll be playing music by Mick Barr, Chikako Morishita, and two original compositions, Archer Spade just dropped our new record with Toshimaru Nakamura over on Bandcamp. Please check it out here: