For the past few years, I've been most interested in making acoustic-based music. It's calming, yet energizing, hard to know, yet easy to understand, intricate and simple at its best. Almost every string instrument on RAGGEDY is wood-based acoustic, recorded into a USB microphone straight into Apple's Garageband 10.1.2. And to keep things interesting, I included plenty of midi sounds, drum and percussion loops, and a couple of keyboard tracks (played on the computer interface). The acoustic bass guitar I used for many tracks was provided by John Orr, who often plays with Raggedy Edge
Bob, 22 May 2016....
Listen to songs from the player on this page, or click the song titles below to go to each song's page, where you can play the song, sing along with the lyrics, and read about instrumentation, motivation, and inspiration.
Home to Waikiki (Sci-fi Blues)
: A man with a faulty sixth sense...dreams fill his nights and soon take over his days. And something bigger, more sinister is threatening him and his world.
Play the Game (Indie Post Modern Folk Rap)
: Why are we together? Why would we ever part?
Space in Time (Alternative Acoustic Rock)
: Claw hammer, hybrid pick and finger picking, in the key of A.
Always Come Home (Modern Folk Praise)
: A praise and worship collaboration with Curtis Alley. The older we get, the easier it becomes to make good decisions. Theoretically.
I Got To Be With You (Post Modern Heartbreak and Handkerchiefs Acoustic Folk)
: A triple entendre song, but totally meant with the best of intentions.
Senses (Slow Dancing, Pragmatic Indie Folk)
: Is it possible to be too careful in affairs of the heart? And how to know?
Stories from the Night (Modern Folk Standard Easy Listening)
: Ever wake up from a dream in the middle of the night and think you'll certainly be able to remember it in the morning, but then you can't? Me, too. My solution? Write a song.
Spidered Web (Acoustic Soul Jazz Instrumental)
: A continental-inspired instrumental.
Anything But Possible (Post Modern Country Jazz)
: When I was a kid, life had a lot of limitations that led to unlimited destinations.
Guilty Pleasure (Modern Folk Heartbreak and Handkerchiefs)
: Thinking about giving up, but wondering if there are enough reasons to do so.
Silly Things (Post Modern Electronica Folk Rock)
: Sometimes you have to quit worrying about appearances and just do what you think you have to do, silly or not.
Happy Place (Modern Electronica Folk Rock)
: The old "you become what you think you are" reworded and set to a zippy tune to go out on.