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Rejyna / Blog

New and untweaked: Improv Loop Sonic Sketches

I typically write structured songs for solo live looping or ensemble performance and release. However, I decided it would be fun to post some of the song ideas that crop up in my head between rehearsing my structured songs. I use one looper: A JamMan Solo with the FS3X 3-button external footswitch. I play either an Ovation Balladeer or a Yamaha APX500II thru a vintage Boss GT3 multi-effect ideal. I use an ATM73a headset mic thru a Vocalist Live Pro or Vocalist Live 3. I use a set of Yamaha DD55 electronic drums (not a drum machine or sequencer, I play these live with hands/sticks). All of these sources are routed thru a Yamaha MG82cx board and then into the looper.

These are all created live on the fly by saving and moving and saving and copying and then switching between playback from what has been saved as separate loops. This is how my songwriting process usually goes these days, in this playlist, you're hearing the raw beginnings of songs for my future releases. Enjoy and thanks for listening \,,/ https://soundcloud.com/rejyna/sets/loops-flips-and-bridges-rough

Rejyna at The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge

A few friends pointed out this cool place in Venice and I'll be doing a set of my songs starting at 7pm sharp on Thursday Feb, 21 -

- the Talking Stick has good food and beverages and a wonderful non-corporate coffee shop vibe -

- it's a non-profit venue that has been supporting indie live music every night for many years here - no cover songs allowed!

- so yeah, I gotta play this place again, how 'bout next month? 1141 Lincoln Blvd. at the California Street corner mini-mall. See ya there :)

In 'studio-mode'...

...working on a bunch of new tunes for the next solo and band releases - soon 2 b heading west - then more shows :)

June Shows in Columbus

Took a little break from playing live so I could tweak and fiddle with my midi guitar rig and now it's June and time for a few shows! On Saturday, June 9th, I'm playing at Java Central in Uptown Westerville with special guests, Paul Gregory-whitt and Kennedy Blake (7p-10p). Then the next weekend, Jim Volk and I are splitting a show at the Brothers Drake Meadery, Saturday, June 16 (6p-9p). The following weekend is Comfest and all I can say right now is stay tuned (but it might be a good idea to plan on hanging out at the Solar Stage at 4:00pm on Sun June 24...) So there you have it, three opportunites for me to share my songs with the cool folks, friends and family. One truly special thing about the shows on the 16th and 24th is that my wonderfully amazing daughter will be in town from Los Angeles to hear me and my friends burn up some fretboards. I'm thankful for these opportunities to play my music and I look forward to seeing many of you there! Peace!

Columbus, Ohio: Indie Music Mecca!

I've been performing in and around Columbus, Ohio for the past 8 months and I am amazed at the quality and caliber of the soloists and bands here. After being in Los Angeles for over 25 years, it has been a nice respite to return to my home state and witness so much excellent talent! If you're in or around the city, I'd suggest hearing Marc Hizer, Jim Volk, Eric and Ben Altheen, Lydia Brownfield, Luke Mossberg, Christopher Gatsby, Molly Winters, Billy Zenn, Frank Grimes (band), Andyman Hopkins, Barry Mancz (biiled as Rawkadeus), Mark Hunter, McGuffey Lane, Willie Phoenix, Shohei Toyoda, Brian Schmidt (billed as Gichigami) and Zachariah Whitney (to name a few :) And as far as places to hear music, Brothers Drake Meadery, Java Central, Woodlands, Shrunken Head and Ruby Tuesday's are so far my most frequented haunts... Columbus, Ohio has GREAT MUSIC!!!

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