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Co-writing Songs ….

As those who have read this blog before know, I’m fairly new at writing songs seriously.  I’ve been at it about a year and a half.  Previously I’d written a couple of tunes, but had mostly been performing and interpreting music written by others. As a new songwriter, I figured it’d be good to learn…

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SAW Annual Meeting and Open Mic

SAW is the Songwriters’ Association of Washington.  Helmed by President Jean Bayou, SAW is an active representative for it’s many songwriter members in the greater DC area – especially helping them learn, grow and showcase the great songs they’ve written. Yesterday, SAW’s Annual Meeting, Community Day and Open Mic, was no exception.  The day was filled with opportunities,…

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Single Released!

Finally, the day has arrived!  We have a song release for you – In The City Lights (single).  You can listen to it and get it free on my website at www.joepeck.net  or you can purchase it at reverbnation.com using the handy link on my homepage. I’m psyched!!  The song sounds great.  I would describe it as…

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Help Me With Disc Design

I’m in the midst of design craziness on my upcoming debut CD, In The City Lights.  After awhile, you just need an objective view.  Here are our working drafts.   They’re numbered so that if you want to share an opinion, referring to them by number will keep everything clear.  I’m not asking anyone to design the discs…

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If At First

… you don’t succeed, try try again.  Or so they say.  Well, I have to admit that the old chestnut worked in at least one instance. On a song this time.  See, I’ve been chewing on a particular song subject for quite a few months now.  I had already decided on the basic chord progression for the…

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New Guitar — Fender

I’m very excited!  I recently purchased a new guitar — my first acoustic-electric.  Since this is my first acoustic-electric, I decided to set a reasonable price limit of $500 for myself.  That helped me narrow my research to find the best guitars up to that price.  I did a lot of reading online – plenty…