Cover Songs | Bobby McGee | Janis Joplin | Jam Session

So to continue this story after my buddy came over and we jammed out an old song we wrote I got a bug up you know where and went out and purchased a cheap pa system. I figured what the hell, if I am going to jam again I may as well at least sound good right?

Cover SongsThis time though, another buddy of mine and consequently my old drummer from my youth saw a video clip I posted on Instagram and was like I see you got your self a drummer.

Which we hadn’t I was just using a software drum machine. So long story short he came over and since we just start playing again we figured we would do a cover song.  My daughter sings so I asked to come jam with us.

Its funny how things work, because of this video my daughter landed a lead vocal spot in a local band. More on that story at another time though.

For now check out Bobby McGee Covered by Janis Joplin and of course us 🙂

What I find interesting is when I was a kid I didn’t want to play cover songs I was just interested in writing music. Fast forward 20 or so years and I enjoy playing cover songs.

It’s definitely a good way to get your skills back if you have played in a long time.


First Attempt At Jamming An Old Tune | My Guitar Story

I honestly thought that I would most likely never play guitar in a live situation again other than myself and my acoustic guitar and even then I didn’t think I would be playing in front of anyone again. It crazy how things work out.

This is my guitar story…

As the story goes, I really started playing electric guitar again because I was in the music store buying my daughter a new guitar amp and I made the foolish mistake of plugging a guitar into an amp.

Next thing you know I am buying a new guitar and well one thing led to another and invited over one of my childhood friends as well as the bass player in the band I was in when I was a kid.

At this point, I just thought it would be fun to get together and jam with my friend. I shared what we did on my Instagram channel and a funny thing happened. I will share that story on my next blog post.

Here is the video we recorded on that night.

I’ll share with you the next part of my guitar story in the next post.


What is Official Music Syndicate About?

First thank you for stopping by the Official Music Syndicate. Please excuse the mess as of this blog post this site is still under construction. I just figured I may as well start blogging while we work through this.

My earliest memory of loving music was when I was 5 years old singing into the microphone of my parents stereo system. This isn’t an actual picture of my parents stereo but it’s close to the one I remember.

That was a long time ago. As the years went on I maintained my interest in music. When I was in elementary school I got interested in playing the saxophone.

I played the sax till I was a freshman in High school which is when my love affair with the guitar started. I found that expressing myself through music was an outlet for me.

I was actually very lucky I lived in a neighborhood where there where other kids who also loved to play music. Long story short we formed a band. We didn’t really do many cover songs we where all song writers so we spent the time writing music and partying. Unfortunately we did more partying than writing!

It was during those “band” years that I really started learning my instrument. I was making progress and of course life got in the way.

So the band broke up. I am sure it’s a common story that happens all over the world. So here we are today some 20  plus years and I re united with my childhood friends to start jamming again.

It’s funny it’s been so long since we all have played together but it feels like it was yesterday when we had a band with dreams of grandeur.

When we where kids we dreamed about getting signed to a music label. As adults in our lives we are just happy to have some free time that we can get together and jam.

We will be posting behind the scenes stuff, podcast, gear reviews, cover song jams, original songs and whatever else we can think of.

We are excited to see where this journey takes us.


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