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'EarthShaker'  is the name of Barry Allen Honig's album which features Barry on all guitars parts throughout the album and vocals on 'Something Funky', 'Save Your Soul' and 'Tornado Alley'.  Elliott Witherspoon provides some dynamic vocals on several tracks and Perry Pineda who helped out with bass guitar tracks on 'Something Funky' and the 'Bayou Swamp Song'. All drum tracks provided by yours truly!

I always thought Barry was one of the more uniquely talented guitar players in the Los Angeles area currently still playing music in the Long Beach, California music scene.  Wait till you hear his blazing guitar tracks and Elliott's dynamic vocals.  Barry and I were once in another band together many years ago and managed to stay friends since.  Barry also helped out with the Jesse Anderson Band by adding numerous excellent guitar tracks to the 'For The Elvis Fans' CD (unfortunately it was never released for obvious licensing issues) meant for close friends and family for the most part.  He also helped on some of the live shows when Jesse was out visiting from Tennessee.  This particular CD was recorded roughly around the year 2003.  Originally it was recorded to showcase Barry's guitar work.  The drums were rerecorded a year to two years later after the initial recording session and all the songs were remixed in the later part of 2013 and again in late 2014.

Listen to the tracks below!  I recorded these songs for Barry because I always enjoyed his guitar playing and was very interested in the  recording process as well.  The 'EarthShaker' album was produced and recorded by yours truly with the help of Barry of course.  This entire album was made in my living room!  Barry started with the guitar tracks by himself with his Martin D-35 acoustic, using a Shure 57 microphone.  All of the guitar tracks were recorded through a Johnson J-Station amp simulator. He really wanted to use his '64 Fender Super Reverb for the clean sound and his 1972, 50 watt Marshall turned up to 11 for the overdrive sound but being in an apartment complex I knew my neighbors would not have liked that.  Barry would have probably broken my windows with the volume anyway...heh.  I originally started recording the drums using a 'digital' drum module called the Alessis DM4 and some digital drum pads, but I wasn't really satisfied with the drum sounds directly from the DM4.  In particular the cymbal and snare samples weren't that good, so the songs below were the end result of re-recording some of the drum tracks a year or so later with a newer Roland TD-6V midi drum controller, digital audio software and the BFD 1.0 and 2.0 Virtual Drum software by Fxpansion.  Just click on the appropriate links below to listen.  Barry's guitar playing on these songs is rock solid and powerful.  I'm sure anybody that likes rock or blues will enjoy this music or at least I hope so anyway...  Robert Heinze

 

Click below for Barry's tunes...

Barry Allen Honig's Earthshaker CD (some mixes updated late  Dec 2014)

 

'Something Funky' written by Barry Allen Honig

Vocals and guitar by Barry Allen Honig, with guest bass player Perry Pineda, drums by Robert (me).

 

'Since You Left Me' written by Barry Allen Honig

Vocals by Elliott Witherspoon, all guitars and bass by Barry Allen Honig, drums by Robert (me).

 

'You Lied' written by Barry Allen Honig

Vocals by Elliott Witherspoon, all guitars and bass by Barry Allen Honig, drums by Robert (me).

 

'Earthshaker' written by Barry Allen Honig

Vocals by Elliott Witherspoon all guitars and bass by Barry Allen Honig, drums by Robert (me).

 

'Got My Mojo Working' covered by Barry Allen Honig

Vocals by Elliott Witherspoon all guitars and bass by Barry Allen Honig, drums by Robert (me).

 

 

Click below for an older original by Barry & Me that was never quite completed, but nice to listen to...

Listen to 'Rain'

 

For more information on the 'EarthShakers' album
please contact: b.a.honig@gmail.com

  

 

 

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