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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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Because 2 out of 3 ain’t bad… Skymonk and DYEL weekend tour

Hey Friends, So Skymonk and DYEL had a nice little 3 night run for Columbia, SC 3/19 – Art Bar Charleston, SC 3/20 – House Show Asheville, NC 3/21 – One Stop Deli Charleston hit a snag and it didn’t work out but we’ll be giving it another go in the future. It happens. So…

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Scotty’s Guitar of the Week

Hello everyone! It’s time for another Scotty’s Guitar of the Week!! I thought it was time to finally bring you my go-to bass. This is my B.A. Ferguson SMT-B4-SR, otherwise known as “Betty White” the Shirley bass. We finished building this bass in July of 2014, just in time for Ms. White to make it…

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I’d like to share some fears with you

Hey there, I’d like to talk about fear but first: A good friend of ours, Michael Tolbert, is working on a fantastic web series called Underground 13. Skymonk’s tune ‘So Low’ will be featured in the show! We’re so excited, this is our first time being placed in a series! Yeah! A bit more about…

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New Videos, New Shows, New Album, Old Friends

Hey there, So let’s get right into it. Skymonk has been busy. RECORDING This past weekend we’ve officially started our first full length album! Ben was crushing some drums this Saturday burning through 6 of the 11 tunes over the day. Impressive. He’ll never tell you, but he thrived under a time crunch. What a boss.…

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Scotty’s Guitar of the Week

Hello, everyone.  I’m back with another edition of Scotty’s Guitar of the Week! Today, I am bringing you a sweeeeeeeet guitar. This is 1949 Gibson, that we believe to be either an L-5 or L-50. I first came across this guitar when I started my apprenticeship at Frets and Necks almost three years ago. I…

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