Racket Room (racketroom.com)
Producer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter and boy genius Marty Beal's
Brothers Dimm (myspace.com/brothersdimmmusic)
The magnificent music of Dave Geare and Dave Bateman. Check out their
stellar CD "To Oblivion" available on CDBaby. Also, Dave Geare cowrote
several of Kerry's songs and they have been rumored to occasionally
work together on music for the Found Theatre. Plus, he's one of the
best human beings on the planet.
Jason Feddy (JasonFeddy.com) Firecracker
Singer/Songwriter Jason contributed background vocals on little victory
and It's a Wonderful Life.
Martin Newell (MartinNewell.co.uk) England's best
poet/pop star/gardener and generally all around cool person. His song
"Christmas in Suburbia" is featured on It's a Wonderful Life and Kerry
has a track on the Martin Newell tribute CD ReNewell.
Stuart Pearson (StuartPearson.net) Eclectically
talented Stuart co-wrote 3 songs on It's a Wonderful Life and also shot
many of the photos of Kerry on this website.
Seth Horan (SethsBase.com)
Funky bass player/singer/songwriter whose fretwork can be heard on
little victory. Also shared a tour with Kerry and Harold Payne.
Jay Buchanan (BuchananMusic.com) The indie fave
and critically acclaimed Buchanan frontman Jay is featured singing on 2
tracks on little victory.
Matthew Von Doran (MatthewVonDoran.com) Longtime
friend and amazing guitarist Matthew played on Apollo. His jazz fusion
music can also be found on airwaves across the country.
The Fenians (theFenians.com) The Fenian's lead
singer/mandolin player Terry Casey can be heard on Apollo. Kerry has
also shared a bill with The Fenians several times.
The Dibs (http://home.earthlink.net/~markromans)
Chris Hanlin and Rae Enrico can be heard harmonizing with Brett Bixby
of Twelve Hour Mary (twelvehourmary.com) on little
Jim Harmon (virtuosowebdesign.com)
Web Designer Jim Harmon is our hero.
Dominic Petruzzi (DominicPetruzzi.com) Photographer
extraordinaire Dominic's work can be seen all over Kerry CD's and promo
The Brainyard (Brainyard.com) Musician/graphic
designer/entrepreneurs Mike, Brian and company can do magic. The Apollo
CD design is a result of their talent.
Jim Rudai (BenchmarkStudios.com) Photographer
Jim Rudai took great live shots of Kerry at the Coach House during a
recent concert and his handiwork can be seen at the top of the "tour"
Stephanie Olin (StephanieOlin.com) Artist and
designer of our crown logo, her beautiful handmade silver jewelry is
available on her website.
Brain Labor (BrainLabor.com) Artchie Gomez, one
half of the brain team (is he the left or right hemisphere?) videotaped
Kerry's performance at the world famous Roxy.
Matt Hartenstein (FineFocus.com) Wonderful
photographer who also happens to have great taste in relatives. His
photo of an angel graces the It's a Wonderful Life CD.
Virginia DeMoss (FoundTheatre.org)
Besides being one of the most amazing people in the whole entire
universe, Virginia shot the photos of Kerry for her CD It's a Wonderful
Life. Along with her partner,( the incredibly missed goddess Cynthia
Galles), she created and is the lifeblood of the Found
Theater, producing and performing eclectic, original, and wonderful
theater in Long Beach since 1974.
John Vestman Mastering (johnvestman.com)
He's the best. If he can't make it sound incredible, you ought to go
rerecord the stuff.
DiscMakers (discmakers.com) CD manufacturing
for indie artists. Fast turnaround. Plus, they sponsor TAXI and Just
Plain folks. We like that.
organizations you should know
Just Plain Folks (JPFolks.org)
Brian Austin Whitney had an idea. It has since sprouted into the
largest songwriter organization in the world. And he does this 24/7 for
FREE! Without sleep! Because he believes YOU! The most conscientious
and selfless man in the biz.
Another great organization. Helping songwriters open doors that would
otherwise be forever closed. They're the real deal and real nice.
Not just an online CD store, a whole community, overseen by the
wonderful wisdom and boundless enthusiasm of Derek Sivers.
Hostbaby (Hostbaby.com) The coolest web
hosting service ever. The brainchild of Derek Sivers. Custom made with
artists in mind. You're soaking in it.
Performing Songwriter Magazine (PerformingSongwriter.com)
Thank goodness for Lydia Hutchinson. This is essential reading for
anyone on the singer/songwriter community. Subscribe now!
Orange County Music Awards (OrangeCountyMusicAwards.com)
Live Magazine's Martin Brown was disheartened by all of the corrupt
music awards, so he decided to start create the OCMA's. Another good
Online source for all things Martin Newell as well as Martin's extended
music family and Joachim's favorite artists. Yet another person who is
making this world a better place for music.
tools of the trade
Rode Microphones (RodeMicrophones.com) Acclaimed
world class microphones on an artist's budget.
Leathers (LevysLeathers.com) Straps and gig
bags for everyone. Even us vegetarians.
straps made from exotic costa rican hardwood, which was rescued scrap
from lumber harvested for building materials. (Heartwoodes straps are
now distributed by Levy's Leathers.)
D'Aquisto Strings (Daquisto.com) Great strings and we
love Teddy, the owner.
Kyser Capos (KyserMusical.com)Check out their
new pink capo, whose proceeds help in fight against breast cancer.
indestructible, yet sweet to look at and a breeze to record.
Martin Guitars (MGuitar.com) Their new Mahogany 15
series is beautifully simple and sounds amazing.
True Tone Music (TrueToneMusic.com) The best
selection of guitars, vintage and otherwise. Great repair shop too.