Hanging with the slide maestro

Got to hang with Eamon Ryland for a few hours today.  Mostly just hung out but recorded a bit towards the end.  Can’t say enough good stuff about this guy.  I just let him do his thing, what a talent.


Walter Trout session

Seems like its been forever since I’ve updated. Will try to catch up ASAP, in the meantime here’s a photo from yesterday’s recording session with legendary bluesman Walter Trout. Big thanks to producer Eric Corne!

L to R: Eric Corne, Sasha Smith, Walter Trout
L to R: Eric Corne, Sasha Smith, Walter Trout


Very excited about the next Thank You, Goodbye show!

February 7 at King King 9:40pm



Its been a busy few months so I wanted to share some of what’s been happening!!

Recording with Alex Elena, Nigel Lundemo, Eric Corne, Evan Conway and Astrid Quay (Arts and Entertainment), AnnaKim, DJ B Original, Ethan Carlson, Hana Kim, Clete Francis, Black Heart Militia, Fran Banish, Ross Garren, an additional session with Jesca Hoop, Sejo Navajas, Michael Jerome, Ed Maxwell, and Mia Sable.














Played some exciting shows with Harlan opening for Fitz and the Tantrums at the Music Box, Mayor Hawthorne at the Roxy, and Peter Bjorn and John at the El Rey.  The band is massive and massively talented consisting of Alex Silverman, Ben Cassorla, Aaron Arnz, Keith Karman, Jenn Hirsh, Jason Pipkin and me.  Played several exciting shows with singer extraordinaire, Lucy Woodward all over the west coast with her steller band. Jonathan Ahrens, Scott Siever, Ulf Bjornland, Dan Petty and Geoff Pearlman.  Lastly, we finally premiered my band, Thank You, Goodbye at the Silverlake Lounge and Hotel Cafe – Lot’s of hi-fiving with Vivian.

Thank You, Goodbye to perform 8/23/11

Silverlake Lounge

Cost: $8

set time: 7:30pm

listen here: Thank You, Goodbye

Thank You, Goodbye

Jesca Hoop recording and live

L to R: Nicole Eva Emery, Jesca Hoop, & Sasha
L to R: Nicole Eva Emery, Jesca Hoop, & Sasha

Thanks to Lincoln at McCabe’s for this photo playing with Jesca Hoop May 21, 2011.  It was a fun filled, edge of your seat, what’s she gonna do next kinda night playing to a very enthusiastic sold out crowd.

Jesca’s been recording a new record in town with Tony Berg, Blake Mills, and Shawn Everett producing.  My prediction is this will be her best yet from the roughs I’ve heard.  Look for the album around January 2012 and a possible tour opening for Eels this fall 2011.


WELCOME . . . . .

As you may have noticed my site looks extra spiffy. Its been redesigned and updated by Ian Walker who I highly recommend!!

the past few weeks

– Just wrapped up recording keys for two new Everclear albums with Nathaniel Kunkel behind the console at Sound City Studios.  Best rock room in LA….or the world?  I’m a sucker for rough mixes but these ones in particular sound absolutely incredible.

– Started recording keys with Jesca Hoop and Tony Berg at Zeitgeist for her upcoming album.  Shawn Everett behind the console.  Saw the first pressed Blake Mills Break Mirrors CD, a damn good album through and through.  Great to see old friends again.

-Started recording keys with Producer DJ B. Original at my studio re-recording samples for Prodigal Sunn’s upcoming mixtape.

– Just finished the 8-bit remix of New Tokyo Terror’s Chicken Circus.

– Wrapped up a session at Entourage Studios with producer Eric Corne for a new artist named Kail.  They’re cutting not one but two EP’s with Ian Walker on bass and Kiel Feher on drums.

– I’ll be playing my final two shows with Everclear at the end of this month.  It’ll be a bittersweet farewell, we’re playing the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis alongside some incredible folks like Cake, MGMT, Flaming Lips, and Stone Temple Pilots.  Its been an amazing journey with Everclear and they’ve been my family for the last year and a half!  I’ll miss all the jackassery!

– Mixing 3 new tracks for my new solo project, Thank You, Goodbye.  Here’s a preview of the new song When We Were Kids on my music page.

That’s all for now,