Several weeks ago I performed for the second time at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sacramento. For this “Music at Noon” concert I played classical, originals, and standards but had the additional twist of a singer, my good friend Danielle Wachowski, singing several popular standards. Danielle also sang my original song “Fearless Heart,” with me accompanying at the piano.
I originally recorded “Fearless Heart” for my album “I Love You” with Beth Duncan, and for this live performance the result was delightful. I was greatly honored to have Danielle sing my song. Enjoy the video!
“Fearless Heart” by Chris Goslow
A few years ago I completed a collection of piano pieces called “Waterfall: Original Piano Music.” The front runner of the collection was a piece called “Winter Glass,” which people repeatedly noticed and talked about, and which I also performed frequently at my shows. In fact, the piece almost made it into an independent movie, and though that never came through I still see the potential for this little piece to do more things. Last year a band I was playing with offered to play this song as a piano rock performance (or “rockified”), which up until then had only been done as a solo piano piece. I was excited by the idea, and we did one performance of it which fortunately I recorded.
A couple of weeks ago I debuted a new song dedicated to my wife. I was at a voice recital put on by my voice teacher Larisa Bryski, and I surprised my wife with this love song right in front of everyone gathered at the Shine Cafe in Sacramento, CA. My wife had no idea what was coming, had never heard the song, didn’t know I wrote it much less was planning to present it… and fortunately, without me even asking her to, she got out her phone and filmed this recording (before she even knew what it was!). I also happened to record the audio of my performance, which I spliced together to share with you here so you can share in this moment of loving trickery.
So I keep realizing how important it is to just keep creating and sharing what I got going on. Today I made this quick video (with a little camera work from my wife) of me performing a verse I wrote called “Punchline King.” This is actually one verse of a 3 verse song that I have been working on, which is intended to be about the lyrics and the piano playing, plus ultimately probably drums/bass. This is it in its current form. Hope you like:
Several years back I first met Allan Samson aka “The Next Level” at Chabot College in Hayward, CA. We hit it off right away, Continue reading
Here it is! The official “Snuggle Bunny” music video, directed by Matt Baker and featuring the vocal stylings of myself and Lord Lav, the talented UK-based hop hop artist who here has been transformed into a 3-d animated puppet rabbit! Perfect for the occasion, I’d say. The video also features Continue reading
This is a verse I performed for my good buddy Allan Samson aka “The Next Level” at my interview with him last month. I think this is a powerful verse with a positive message. Note: I did not do the beat, it was on at the radio station. If you know what it is, please let me know and I will amend this post. 😉
(performed on the Next Level TV in Hayward, CA 8/4/13)
“Life is Beautiful”
by Chris Goslow
“Thank You Baby”
by Chris Goslow
Here is an improvisation I just did tonight. I’ve been wanting to showcase my music in different ways, thought this might be a nice treat, something different. The close up angle occurred out of trying to place the phone such that it could record the keys. I’m pretty happy with the result. Recorded on my new Android phone and then uploaded to Youtube.
A couple of days ago I went back to the Bay Area, CA, where I lived most of my life before coming to Sacramento. During this visit I hung out with my good friend and fellow artist Allan Samson aka “The Next Level.” “The Next Level” is just about the most energetic and lively person I have ever known. He also is a real powerhouse of constant enthusiasm to work on music, as well as a force to be reckoned with in the Bay Area independent music scene. In addition to shooting for a new music video, I visited his radio show “The Next Level Radio” at KCRH Radio in Hayward, where we did an interview and also had fun shooting some impromptu videos. In usual The Next Level fashion, within 24 hours nine (!) new videos appeared on The Next Level’s youtube channel. Here are some of them for you to enjoy:
Interview (Part 1) on “The Next Level Radio” 7/28/13
During this excerpt I talk about meeting and collaborating with Allan Samson aka “The Next Level,” and the origin of my album “I Love You:”