Friday, October 8, 2010

Homegrown Radio 10/8/10

Happy Friday, everybody!  Time for some more Homegrown Radio, & we’re back with another song from Joel Murach.  Remember: you can purchase any (or all!) of Joel’s three cds on his website right here.  Let’s see what Joel has to say about today’s song, “Sun, Wind, etc.”

This is the first song that I have ever written that uses a non-standard guitar tuning. It's an unusual variation on the drop D tuning that I learned from Joe Rut. Joe Rut learned it from Bernie Jungle. And Bernie Jungle learned it from Jimmy Page.

I played the guitar and then overdubbed the three voices. From the vocals, I think you can tell that I spent much of my childhood listening to the Beach Boys.

To top it all off, I had the esteemed Earl Butter add some trumpet to it. Earl just seems to be getting better at the trumpet all the time.

Three degrees of separation from Led Zeppelin & the Beach Boys—sounds good to me!  Hope you all enjoy it.


  1. Lovely John.I Especially Dig The Trumpet.A Very Nice Start To My Weekend.Thank You Sir.

  2. Nice! And I'm with Tony; the trumpet is a nice touch.

  3. Three degrees from the Beach Boys and Zep? Gotta be good!


  4. Hi Tony, Roy & Kat: Sorry for my late response--yesterday was crazy busy!

    Tony & Roy: Thank you both! The trumpet's a hit.

    Kat: Hope you enjoyed it!


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