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“STITCHES” video is live and track is available for download

The moment has arrived. “STITCHES” video is now live! The track is also available for download on bandcamp! To download STITCHES, click here Please like and share, we truly appreciate all the support you guys have given us! Thanks so much! Click the image below to view the video. Enjoy! We’ll see you tonight with…

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It’s all in the groove

Hey everybody, I wanted to share an important lesson maybe I haven’t ever truly absorbed until recently. Skymonk was rehearsing yesterday for our show at Crema Coffee Lounge in Hartsville, SC this weekend and we were working on a tune called ‘To Have and to Hold”, one of our newest songs and also one of our…

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Meet Me In Atlantis

  This is a shameless plug for my younger brother Corey, his band Meet Me In Atlantis. They just released their 1st EP. They should be proud. Taking on a record with no budget, no resources, scrimping and saving cash to get things done against the odds is something to be proud of. For me,…

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Art is necessary

Hi all, We all have challenges. Pernicious setbacks that set a tone. No forward movement.  For the DIY musician these are not an uncommon occurrence, but rather par for the course. Shows get cancelled. Band mates get sick. Jobs schedule trips you didn’t plan on and suddenly that new venue you convinced to take a…

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Where have we been? Well… life happens to Skymonk too.

Hey all, It’s been a hot minute since you’ve heard from us. There are a number of reasons for that and anyone who has ever taken on a creative project is probably familiar with the hands in the air, shrugged shoulders, eyes wide feeling and murmuring something along the lines of ‘life happens’. Scott, Ben,…

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Ben’s Drumming Afternoon Adventure

Hey guys, So a little bit of news with us right now. We’re in the middle of making a full record in Hartsville. We’re still a ways off, but man it’s sounding really good so far. I can’t wait for you guys to hear it. In addition to that we’ll be doing a single in…

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Scotty Bass Time

Hey guys! I decided to record a cover that I have been working on: Royals by Lorde. Just for fun I threw in a little Beatles as well. I am using my Elrick Jazz Bass and an SWR Working Pro 12 combo bass amp. Also, I am using a TC Electronic Ditto Looper. I recorded…

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Scotty’s Guitar of the Week

Hello, good people!  It has been a while, hasn’t it? I believe it is high time we take a look at another really cool guitar. What I’ve got for you today is my Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-500 MVS. First, a very brief history about Epiphone, 140 years in the making. Working in the instrument repair business,…

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Scotty Bass Time

Hey guys so I was practicing this evening and decided to pull out the iPad and record somthing This is a cover of Jaco Pastorious’ Amerika. I usually play this as part of an intro into Spain by Chick Corea I am playing Betty White my BA Ferguson Shirley bass and I am playing through…

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“Community: The Antidote for Cynicism”, a brief look at why community is so important among artists

Hi there, As a creative person there are times when despite your best efforts success isn’t just rolling in and you’re not buried in money. The press isn’t covering your material, won’t return emails, phone calls, your product may lay dormant, and as my girlfriend so deftly describes, your skin begins crawling with dangerous anxiety.…

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