My guitar back home - in the woods.
Tom Vincent's Video of the Month
THE NEWS TODAY- February 1, 2020
Top Picture - 12 years ago on Royal Caribbean (Ship in background)
Middle Picture - The summer of 2017
Bottom Picture - 2015 Playing piano bar in Rochester, NY
Starting this month I will be posting on YOUTUBE videos of myself performing the cover tunes that have spoken to me musically, lyrically, or both. There will be quite a few, some hits, some deep tracks, and a few even pre- rock and roll. A lot of this music really isn't performable out there in the public because people want what is familiar. So the internet and YOUTUBE are the perfect platform for a project like this. It's there for anyone who wants to listen. I'm calling it the Heritage Series, as it's my own personal musical heritage. The music that informed and influenced my writing. If YOUTUBE was around when I started, I would have done it then. So, I'll just do it now. It'll be fun
A BIG THANK YOU!
(TVP) I just want to say thank you to all the folks who have downloaded a tune from Spotify, YouTube, Amazon or anywhere else on the internet (hopefully you do a little investigation and come to this website and see this note). When you are not a celebrity or backed up by a record company, i.e., no hype, no promotion, and someone does buy your music, it's because of the music, not because you have been made into a "product". That's actually a good feeling. I know it's only a dollar to download a tune, and only about 2/3 of that goes into my pocket, but it means a lot to me. There are so many people who won't spend a penny to show support. They'd rather download it for free somehow, instead of spending one whole dollar (like it's some giant financial decision to make). Of course I'm not saying people should spend a dollar if my music is not their cup of tea, (I ain't no charity case after all), I'm just talking about the people who STEAL music, any artists music.
Again, a BIG THANK YOU to the folks who have downloaded some of my music, wherever you are on this globe. Please check back once in a while, more music is on the way!
Next Projects And Plans for Upcoming Year 2020
I am now rehearsing the pieces for "Have Guitar Will Travel Vol. 2" Will be recording this sometime this year.
Going to be making backing tracks this summer. I have always thought it's kind of phony, playing with tracks, but in this case, with my own original music, that would be me actually playing on the tracks- not some computer generating the music, and in addition, I am the one who wrote all those bass lines, string parts etc. And, I've always a real drummer play on my projects, not a drum machine. So this way, I can have the satisfaction of people hearing the songs the way they were intended to be heard. All I've got to do is go to the recording studio where I recorded them (Saxon recordinRochester, NY), take out the rhythm guitar and lead vocal, and I'm ready to go!
OCTOBER 18TH UPDATE - When I was organizing my storage unit , I found CD's that I took home after recording to rehearse or practice while I was putting together "A Soldier's Report" and "Things To Do, Places To Go." I found many tracks from these that I could use as backing tracks. No lead vocal etc. Most of them do have the rhythm guitar, but that's ok. I can play along with that and and it will be even a stronger sound as it will be like double tracking (or triple tracking in some cases) the rhythm guitar.
Melbourne, FL (TVP) Tom Vincent announced today that he has bought a top of the line Bose PA System for his solo gigs. "Easy to carry, even easier to set up which saves your energy for your actual singing and playing. I love science!!!!!"
What's Your Favorite Song To Play Tom?
Rochester, NY. (AP) Tom Vincent said in an interview today, he was always asked when playing in the piano bar, what's your favorite song to play? He said that, "I wish I had known this song before, because this is what I would have played. It's from the Dean Martin spy spoof, "Murderers Row", where he plays secret agent, Matt Helm. I was watching it a while back, and said to myself, `that's a song I should know!' For me, it is 50% serious and 50% just a joke. Well, maybe 51% serious since those last two verses are mine. I was going to go into the studio and make a live video, but I ended up just sitting at my El Cheapo keyboard and filmed it with my El Cheapo camera and converted it to an mp3. I use my money for my real music. So now folks, here is a real honest to goodness bachelor singing this song, instead of a married actor just playing the part." (The bells you here at the beginning is the church next door. Perfect timing!)