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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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Scotty Bass Time!

Good evening everyone! While I was practicing I decided to take out my iPad and record a littlle bit. I have been working though a bass guitar book called Bass Aerobics by John Liebman. This book goes through 52 different exercises to develop and enhance your technique as a bass player.  You can cover this…

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Scotty’s Guitar of the Week

Good news everyone!!! We are back with another guitar.  Well, actually, it’s a bass.   This happens to be one of my very first instruments. Let me introduce you to my 1977 Fender Mustang bass. My aunt, Amy, gave me this to me when I first started playing the bass about 14 years ago.  My grandfather…

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Stop Looking At Me – Music Video

Hey there! We really appreciate the tremendous response we’ve gotten from you! It means a lot that you’re so excited about the new video coming out, so we thank you. As a gift, be sure to grab 7 free tunes from the website after watching the video as our thanks to you sharing, supporting, and…

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We have 7 free songs for download and your favorite Christmas food!

Hey, I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season! You can’t download food yet so I’m still working on that. Skymonk is doing some exciting things. We just finished our fall/winter tour at Common Market in Charlotte, NC. What a great experience and really solid turnout. We appreciate you guys…

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