I started playing the drums once a week about 3 years ago. I took a break from singing and playing guitar to focus on playing drums with my friends. Don't get me wrong, I still love to sing and perform but there is now a special place in my heart for the drum kit.
This album is a collection of the best songs I helped create with my best friend Ricky T Torrance over the past 2 years. All music is original and all of it was created through improvisation. I like writing songs and perfecting them through practice but I also enjoy making up songs in the moment. I compare it to painting. I love watercolor painting and I never paint the same picture. I enjoy creating something new while painting. It is very relaxing and fulfilling to put on paper what I feel deep down in my soul. I would go crazy if I had to paint the same picture each time. Playing music once a week with my friends fulfills me in much the same way. The main difference is trying to get 3 or 4 people on the same page to create a song worth listening again.
For people who have visual impairments and have concerns about being around loud music (me!), I can tell you I take keeping my hearing intact very seriously and when I am in the studio rocking out I normally wear double ear plugs (foam earplugs and ear muffs over the plugs).
If you WANT a free copy of this album, just ask me and I'll set you up. If you want to support Camp Abilities Olympia, please purchase the album below for $5. All proceeds go directly to the camp! I hope you can find at least one song you like on this album or even feel inspired to create your own music!
DOWNLOAD LINK - R T K - SMOOZER
SOUNDCLOUD (IF YOU JUST WANT TO LISTEN)- Listen here!