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Video Series and Gigs Coming Up!05/01

Dearly Devoted, Looks like a lot has been going on for the old Paul Chase Jr recently. I played a couple of gigs this past month. One at Slainte in Portland, Maine and one at The Skybox in Westbrook . At Slainte I shared the bill with Scott Girouard and Joe Gallant. Joe bought me drink and was gracious enough to invite me to jam with him sometime. What a guy. Scott got me on the bill and I will be recording him at Humblesky Studio’s on May 10th! Good times! The show at The Skybox was a multi artist acoustic event with performances from Michael KrapovickyBob (Croce )WhiteScott Lebourdais, The Dapper Gents Trio and an acoustic performance from Heart Shaped Rock! Got to love the Portland Maine area. Also special Thanks to Lisa Norman and Al Moore!! Of course thank you for coming. J and Dave made it to both shows!! Very cool thank you. I have recently added 3 new shows at The Hive for 6/20, 7/18 and 8/15 for more details click here. I am always looking to do house concerts too. So please get in touch if you want me to come to your house and play for you and your friends. As you may know my wife Bridgett and I have been working on a live video series. The concept is that it is shot in one location, with one camera and no cuts or edits but is creatively staged. We have done 7 so far and each one is different from the other.  Bridgett and I haven’t shot much video in the past and I haven’t recorded audio for video that much either. With each idea or concept having a series of problems that must be solved in order to achieve our vision, this has been a great opportunity for us both to learn a lot. Oh and buy new gear we didn’t know we needed! Ha Ha Ha. We have decided to keep doing more while trying to release one original video each month. I have also decided to do a cover video once a month but more of a home style youtube video using my iphone as a video source. Something real and personal.  Got anything you want me to do an original cover of? Post in the comments section here.  I am also working up to do a monthly Youtubelive/googlehangouts video where I play a couple of tunes and hang out and talk with you online from Humble Sky Studios. I might even have guests in the future. Here are the 3 original videos and 1 cover video we have released so far.

Download “What Is Real” for Free. Click Here

Download “The Drought” for FREE! Click Here!

Download “The Next Thousand Years” for FREE! Click Here!

Download “Rainbow Connection” Free! Click here!

In other news I am still working on a kids album with 7 songs/ stories under my belt thus far. I am going for 10. Just 3 more to go!!! I am also starting production on a fully produced solo album to be released next year. In the meantime I will periodically drop a few solo acoustic tunes here and there to download for free. Side Note – Baby Loretta has started singing with me at just 8 1/2 months old. Not just La La La randomly but in unison and sometimes harmony working to hold notes for small periods of time. It’s just amazing! I try to be conscious and keep it simple. So far so good. I’ll make her my back up singer soon enough and then someday maybe I can back her up when she is way better than me. Ha Ha Ha If you haven’t signed up for my email list please do. Even though I post it on social sites it’s not guaranteed you will see or hear the latest greatest. The only way to guaranty it, is for you to sign up and I will send you links to the newest songs and videos direct to your inbox. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!   Last I would like to thank you for your words of encouragement, your shares and likes. You have no idea how much it makes my day to see you at a show or to hear how much you like what I do. Humbly Thankful, Paul May your journey be a good one.

“The Drought” Live and Dramatic04/07

Dearly Devoted,

Here is the 2nd video in the live performance series my wife and I have created.  “The Drought” is from last years album release  “What Is Real”  and was inspired by a radio program I had heard on NPR that discussed our dwindling water resources. As the population increases, large corporations and some of the wealthy 1% are buying up large amounts of clean water supplies in hopes of selling it back to us.  I have listed some resources I found about water problems if you are interested in knowing more, however I still couldn’t find the exact program that inspired the song. I hope you enjoy this dramatic live performance of “The Drought” and if you do please spread the word.  I need your help to be successful.

May your journey be a good one.

Humbly Thankful,

Paul Chase Jr

For more info and programs on water shortage issues follow the links below.

1. http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Water/Water_Privateers_BG.html

2. https://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2013/08/02/how-10-western-cities-are-dealing-with-water-scarcity-and-drought/

3. http://knau.org/post/pipe-dreams-part-1-water-czar-leaves-big-legacy-and-lessons-dry-southwest

4. http://www.npr.org/2011/12/12/143587133/as-global-population-grows-water-matters-more

5. http://www.sriconference.com/2010/agendaDetail.jsp?eventId=465 You can listen to an interview with Simran Sethi and Maude Barlow right here: http://www.sriconference.com/2010/audio/GS-03.mp3

 

The Next Thousand Years – Live03/24

 

This weekend was a busy one. My wife Bridgett and had a chance to work with a Nikon D800 for a few days. For those who don’t know this is one of the camera’s they used to shoot Dexter with. http://www.studiodaily.com/2013/01/nikons-d800-gets-down-and-dirty-for-dexter/  It is a digital SLR that also shoots 1080p video.

The video below is one of the live performance videos we shot during our baby daughters naps. It is set at the end of our garage next to a sound board that is left of an old piano that became moldy and needed to be removed. I disassembled it for parts and plan on doing something fun with the sound board. I’d like to make it a playable piece of furniture.

While setting up for the video I decided to try and incorporate the piano soundboard into the song. So I struck a few notes at the beginning I knew were in key and decided to go with it. It’s always fun experimenting and creating. It was cold out so you can see my breath as I sing and the snow picked up towards the end adding a touch of drama at an appropriate moment in the song. With the high definition camera you can really see it come down in the background. All in all a great time spent with my wife doing something we love while baby Loretta slept.

We shot 3 videos in 3 different settings of 3 different songs and I can’t wait to share them with you. We have more plans in the works for future videos and we both hope you enjoy them.   Here is the first video “The Next Thousand Years”

Here is a little wider photo shot showing the mike placement that was just out of frame.

RecordingTheNextThousandYears

 

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