Thursday, October 09, 2003

Biggish News!

Houston film composer, (and my good friend), Jeff Walton, has been nominated for an award for his score for the feature film, 'The Face of the Serpent' by the California Independant Film Fesitval . Jeff runs Space City Music here in Houston,, and has been a staple in the music scene since his nascent days as a rock star in the band, The Judys.

This is a really big deal, because Jeff is SUPER talented and often under utilized and under appreciated. It's tough being a film composer in Houston, but he has found a way to do it. I was fortunate enough to have mixed that score, so I've got a bit of juice about the award, as well. Jeff and I have spent countless long hours in the studios, mixing film scores for over 7 years now, so I am super pumped to hear that he is being recognized.

On another note, I went to a rehearsal of the World Beat/Rock band, Dreadneck, in Galveston on Tuesday night. I had a super great time. These guys combine dub/reggea/rock/jazz/and punk rock in a rather unique blend. My suspicion is that their live show is pretty majic. Rehearsal was great and I am investigating whether I will produce them. My plans are to go to their next rehearsal and jam with them to see what happens. I'll keep you informed.

Finally, my alter-ego, 'the other Dan Workman' (the hyper talented bass player here in H town, who I share a name with), is continuing to have the coolest jam night in the city, every Thursday at the 19th Hole on the north side of Houston. Dan has had Tracy Conover, Mark May, and Scott McGill host the jam at various times. His regular guests are all total mofo's as well, (as is Dan, btw), so check this out. What ever you may think an open mic/jam night is all about, you are going to be blown away by the quality of musicianship at these shows.




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