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I’ll be a part of the 1st annual Joey Stuckey Alive Day on September 29th in downtown Macon. My solo set will be at 5 pm, and [of course] I’ll be playing with the band later on that evening – on toward’s 9 or 10 or so.

It looks like it’s . . . → Read More: Live Performance: Joey Stuckey Alive Day – 9/29/2017

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Tom Rule will perform solo keyboard as part of the Joey Stuceky Alive Day in Macon, GA on 9/29/2017

I’ll be a part of the 1st annual Joey Stuckey Alive Day on September 29th in downtown Macon. My solo set will be at 5 pm, and [of course] I’ll be playing with the band later on that evening – on toward’s 9 or 10 or so.

It looks like it’s going to be a big night – several different acts, a great sound system, food trucks…..all in all, a lot of fun..and FREE!

I’ll have albums for sale, and I’m sure Joey and the other bands will as well.

To keep up with the festival and plan your day of celebration with Joey and his family, visit: www.joeystuckeyaliveday.com

Hope to see you there!

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“Moondance” – Joey Stuckey Band http://tomrule.info/news/1061/moondance-joey-stuckey-band/ Mon, 03 Jul 2017 16:27:16 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=1061 Recently the Joey Stuckey Band – with whom I’ve been playing for umpteen yeas now – gathered down at Joey’s studio [Shadowsound] to shoot some video of some of our favorites.

Brian Bogle, the sax player, is a killer video editor [with pro creds a mile long] as well as sax player. He played sax . . . → Read More: “Moondance” – Joey Stuckey Band

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Recently the Joey Stuckey Band – with whom I’ve been playing for umpteen yeas now – gathered down at Joey’s studio [Shadowsound] to shoot some video of some of our favorites.

Brian Bogle, the sax player, is a killer video editor [with pro creds a mile long] as well as sax player. He played sax on several tunes on my CHRISTmas album.

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It’s Available –> It Should BE Called CHRISTmas LIVE http://tomrule.info/news/1021/its-available-it-should-be-called-christmas-live/ Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:00:12 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=1021

Click the links to preview and purchase

CD Baby

Special Nimbit Store Version with Bonus Track and Liner Notes

Watch the Performance on Youtube

 

 

Please Spread the Word and share!

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It Should Be Called CHRISTmas LIVE - the 2016 solo piano album by Tom Rule

Click the links to preview and purchase

CD Baby

Special Nimbit Store Version with Bonus Track and Liner Notes

Watch the Performance on Youtube

 

 

Please Spread the Word and share!

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“CHRISTmas LIVE” –> The Track List http://tomrule.info/news/1018/christmas-live-the-track-list/ Mon, 21 Nov 2016 22:00:30 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=1018 Here are the tracks on the “CHRISTmas LIVE” album.

Shaker Song [The Jay Beckenstein / Spyrogyra tune] ChristmasTime [Vince Guaraldi – yes, the one from the Peanuts Christmas special] We Gather Together Away in a Manger Venite Silent Night It’s CHRISTmas O Word of God Incarnate Love Came Down At Christmas O Come Emmanuel Let . . . → Read More: “CHRISTmas LIVE” –> The Track List ]]>
Here are the tracks on the “CHRISTmas LIVE” album.

  1. Shaker Song [The Jay Beckenstein / Spyrogyra tune]
  2. ChristmasTime [Vince Guaraldi – yes, the one from the Peanuts Christmas special]
  3. We Gather Together
  4. Away in a Manger
  5. Venite
  6. Silent Night
  7. It’s CHRISTmas
  8. O Word of God Incarnate
  9. Love Came Down At Christmas
  10. O Come Emmanuel
  11. Let All Mortal Flesh
  12. Go Tell it
  13. It’s Goodnight, not Goodbye
  14. Angels We Have Heard

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Almost ready! “IT Should Be Called CHRISTmas LIVE” http://tomrule.info/news/1014/almost-ready-it-should-be-called-christmas-live/ Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:34:05 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=1014 In December of 2015, to celebrate the release of my last album It Should Be Called CHRISTmas, I did a live webcast of many of the tunes on solo piano from the piano the album was recorded on, down at ShadowSound Studios in Macon.

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In December of 2015, to celebrate the release of my last album It Should Be Called CHRISTmas, I did a live webcast of many of the tunes on solo piano from the piano the album was recorded on, down at ShadowSound Studios in Macon.

The performance went so well that I decided to release the audio from the performance as a digital only release.

I prevailed on my family graphics/marketing team again to tweak the album design, and the album is ALMOST ready for public consumption.

Although the album will sound MUCH better than the original video audio, you can watch the show over on youtube at http://bit.ly/CHRISTmasLIVE

If you’d like to hear the back-stories on the original album, here are some short videos I recorded telling them –> http://bit.ly/CHRISTmasStories

 

It Should Be Called CHRISTmas LIVE - new album by Tom Rule

 

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Live Performance @ the Steinway Gallery http://tomrule.info/news/1011/live-performance-the-steinway-gallery/ Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:56:11 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=1011 Last Saturday I performed with the Inimitable Joey Stuckey at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Alpharetta, GA [aka outside Atlanta]. IT was a PHENOMENAL piano, in perfect shape. I was in awe!

We did some jazz standards, plus several tunes from our album MIXTURE, and I played a couple of tracks from “It Should Be . . . → Read More: Live Performance @ the Steinway Gallery

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Last Saturday I performed with the Inimitable Joey Stuckey at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Alpharetta, GA [aka outside Atlanta]. IT was a PHENOMENAL piano, in perfect shape. I was in awe!

We did some jazz standards, plus several tunes from our album MIXTURE, and I played a couple of tracks from “It Should Be Called CHRISTmas”.

Compliments of the iPhone in the back, bungee-corded to a music stand, and Facebook, there is a video at bit.ly/jsbsteinway.

Please check it out, and share!

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Recording MIXTURE – the process http://tomrule.info/news/1008/recording-mixture-the-process/ Tue, 06 Sep 2016 21:47:30 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=1008

Joey Stuckey and I recorded a video looking at the process we used to record Joey’s album MIXTURE. It was an interesting amalgam of all the different methods used by artists over the last several decades.

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Joey Stuckey and I recorded a video looking at the process we used to record Joey’s album MIXTURE. It was an interesting amalgam of all the different methods used by artists over the last several decades.

youtu.be/VG4bizZzjME

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CHRISTmas Live in process…… http://tomrule.info/news/1006/christmas-live-in-process/ Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:40:21 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/1006/christmas-live-in-process/ I gave a live online CD release performance back in December celebrating the CHRISTmas album. Almost done editing the video. More news soon! #CHRISTmas #CHRISTmasLive

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I was in Barnes & Noble today…. http://tomrule.info/news/1004/i-was-in-barnes-noble-today/ Thu, 31 Dec 2015 21:57:24 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/1004/i-was-in-barnes-noble-today/ And saw the book of music paper that I spent over a year writing in for the CHRISTmas album.

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And saw the book of music paper that I spent over a year writing in for the CHRISTmas album.

  
It made me wonder – briefly – if there was another album rattling around in my brain.

As I pondered that – and thought about what went into the album, and what it took out of me – I thought

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Nice article about the CHRISTmas album http://tomrule.info/news/1002/nice-article-about-the-christmas-album/ Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:52:00 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/1002/nice-article-about-the-christmas-album/ http://bit.ly/1RtpqkQ A quick read. Enjoy! …. Plus it has links to more Middle Georgia Christmas music that you might enjoy.

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Did you miss the Live Online Concert? http://tomrule.info/news/1000/did-you-miss-the-live-online-concert/ Thu, 03 Dec 2015 04:15:54 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/1000/did-you-miss-the-live-online-concert/ If you did, here’s the link to the archive:

https://youtu.be/I6Zx0IJ_RPQ?t=43s

I performed most of the latest album on solo piano, PLUS played several from an earlier Christmas album and a smattering of material that I just wanted to play! It was broadcast from ShadowSound Studios in Macon, where the CHRISTmas album was recorded.

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If you did, here’s the link to the archive:

https://youtu.be/I6Zx0IJ_RPQ?t=43s

I performed most of the latest album on solo piano, PLUS played several from an earlier Christmas album and a smattering of material that I just wanted to play! It was broadcast from ShadowSound Studios in Macon, where the CHRISTmas album was recorded.

We had a bunch of people watch it live – hope you enjoy it!

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CHRISTmas Stories 10: A Look Back http://tomrule.info/news/989/christmas-stories-10-a-look-back/ Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:00:33 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=989

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SPECIAL OFFER ON “CHRISTmas” – Limited Time! http://tomrule.info/news/995/special-offer-on-christmas-limited-time/ Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:00:03 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=995 CLICK HERE to get It Should Be Called CHRISTmas for 20% off [that’s on both the MP3 as well as the CD-quality digital download – both include an available-nowhere-else 20-page booklet with behind-the-scenes stories about the album]

PLUS

50% . . . → Read More: SPECIAL OFFER ON “CHRISTmas” – Limited Time!

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CLICK HERE to get It Should Be Called CHRISTmas for 20% off [that’s on both the MP3 as well as the CD-quality digital download – both include an available-nowhere-else 20-page booklet with behind-the-scenes stories about the album]

PLUS

50% off the “Everything” Bundle

 

It’s a limited time offer [of course – isn’t everything?]

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Live Online Concert – Tue 12/1 @ 7:30 pm EST http://tomrule.info/news/998/live-online-concert-tue-121-730-pm-est/ Mon, 30 Nov 2015 03:56:42 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=998 I’ll be performing live Tuesday night, December 1, at 7:30 pm in support of It Should Be Called CHRISTmas. I’ll be doing solo piano version of most of the album, plus some interesting versions of familiar Christmas tunes that you WON’T find boring!

We’ll be broadcasting [netcasting??????] from Shadowsoun Studios in Macon, GA – where . . . → Read More: Live Online Concert – Tue 12/1 @ 7:30 pm EST

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I’ll be performing live Tuesday night, December 1, at 7:30 pm in support of It Should Be Called CHRISTmas. I’ll be doing solo piano version of most of the album, plus some interesting versions of familiar Christmas tunes that you WON’T find boring!

We’ll be broadcasting [netcasting??????] from Shadowsoun Studios in Macon, GA – where the album was recorded. Be sure and turn teh sound up – we’ll be using some SERIOUS audio equipment so the sound should be fantastic!

You can catch it on STREETJELLY.COM as well as YOUTUBE.

Hope to “see” you there!

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CHRISTmas Stories 9: The Band, part 3 http://tomrule.info/news/987/christmas-stories-9-the-band-part-3/ Sun, 29 Nov 2015 10:00:28 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=987

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CHRISTmas Stories 8: The Band, part 2 http://tomrule.info/news/985/christmas-stories-8-the-band-part-2/ Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:00:24 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=985

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CHRISTmas Stories 7: The Band, part 1 http://tomrule.info/news/983/christmas-stories-7-the-band-part-1/ Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:00:14 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=983

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Live online performance Tuesday 12/1/15 @ 7:30pm EST http://tomrule.info/news/994/live-online-performance-tuesday-12115-730pm-est/ Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:27:36 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/994/live-online-performance-tuesday-12115-730pm-est/ I’ll be doing a live online performance of music from the CHRISTmas album, along with selections from Seasons AND a few surprises, on Tuesday 12/1 @ 7:30pm Eastern time.

We’re broadcasting from Shadowsound Studios, where the album was recorded – and will be simulcasting to both Streetjelly and Youtube. 

Details will be on the website . . . → Read More: Live online performance Tuesday 12/1/15 @ 7:30pm EST

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I’ll be doing a live online performance of music from the CHRISTmas album, along with selections from Seasons AND a few surprises, on Tuesday 12/1 @ 7:30pm Eastern time.

We’re broadcasting from Shadowsound Studios, where the album was recorded – and will be simulcasting to both Streetjelly and Youtube. 

Details will be on the website front page, at TomRule.info.

Please share the news!

   
 

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CHRISTmas Stories 6: Joey Stuckey & Shadowsound Studios http://tomrule.info/news/981/christmas-stories-6-joey-stuckey-shadowsound-studios/ Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:00:35 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=981

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CHRISTmas Stories 5: It’s Goodnight, not Goodbye http://tomrule.info/news/979/christmas-stories-5-its-goodnight-not-goodbye/ Sat, 21 Nov 2015 10:00:11 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=979

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CHRISTmas Stories 4: Traditional Jazz http://tomrule.info/news/977/christmas-stories-4-traditional-jazz/ Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:00:58 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=977

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CHRISTmas Stories 3: Two Tracks http://tomrule.info/news/975/christmas-stories-3-two-tracks/ Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:00:49 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=975

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CHRISTmas Stories 2: Why an Album? http://tomrule.info/news/973/christmas-stories-2-why-an-album/ Sun, 15 Nov 2015 10:00:47 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=973

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CHRISTmas Stories: The Beginning http://tomrule.info/news/970/christmas-stories-the-beginning/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 03:57:46 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=970 Download Link: CHRISTmas Stories Intro

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December 1, 2015 http://tomrule.info/news/968/december-1-2015/ Fri, 06 Nov 2015 03:22:36 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/968/december-1-2015/ Make plans to watch.

Exclusively Online.

CHRISTmas is coming………..

  

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Exclusively Online.

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IT’S AVAILABLE – CHRISTmas album http://tomrule.info/news/965/its-available-christmas-album/ Mon, 02 Nov 2015 02:10:51 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=965 The digital version of It Should be called CHRISTmas is available exclusively on the digital store, complete with a TWENTY page color pdf with pictures and stories behind the album, the musicians playing on it, and the music. The pdf will NOT be available anywhere else.

http://tomrule.info/listen-jazz-christmas-music/

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The digital version of It Should be called CHRISTmas is available exclusively on the digital store, complete with a TWENTY page color pdf with pictures and stories behind the album, the musicians playing on it, and the music. The pdf will NOT be available anywhere else.

http://tomrule.info/listen-jazz-christmas-music/

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tom&co albums on sale http://tomrule.info/news/963/tomco-albums-on-sale/ Sun, 01 Nov 2015 05:11:45 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=963 Yup, they’ve been around a while.

Yup they still stand the test of time.

Yup, you can listen to the tracks online!

JUST CLICK HERE – SAVE 20%!

Through November 5th, 2015.

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Yup, they’ve been around a while.

Yup they still stand the test of time.

Yup, you can listen to the tracks online!

JUST CLICK HERE – SAVE 20%!

Through November 5th, 2015.

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Watch this space. http://tomrule.info/news/961/watch-this-space/ Sun, 01 Nov 2015 02:40:46 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/961/watch-this-space/ Coming soon – News about

The Digital Version of It Should Be Called CHRISTmas An 18 page pdf booklet exclusively available only one place, telling the stories and people behind the album. A Live Online Piano Christmas Concert

Now is a good time to join the Tribe!

www.tomrule.info/free-music-signup/

  

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Coming soon – News about

  • The Digital Version of It Should Be Called CHRISTmas
  • An 18 page pdf booklet exclusively available only one place, telling the stories and people behind the album.
  • A Live Online Piano Christmas Concert

Now is a good time to join the Tribe!

www.tomrule.info/free-music-signup/

  

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ONLY 1 more day to get 30% off the “Everything Bundle” http://tomrule.info/news/958/only-1-more-day-to-get-30-off-the-everything-bundle/ Mon, 26 Oct 2015 04:29:17 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=958 Click here to get 30% off everything that was in my Nimbit store.

It expires on the 27th of October.

By the way, you don’t have to worry abut the security of the transaction. I don’t have anything to do with that – Nimbit has an excellent security team and track record.

 

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Click here to get 30% off everything that was in my Nimbit store.

It expires on the 27th of October.

By the way, you don’t have to worry abut the security of the transaction. I don’t have anything to do with that – Nimbit has an excellent security team and track record.

 


Watch this space for more news later…..

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30% off sale – TomRule.info – expires 10-27-15 http://tomrule.info/news/950/30-off-sale-tomrule-info-expires-10-27-15/ Sat, 24 Oct 2015 10:00:40 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=950 CLICK HERE, or surf over to http://www.nimbitmusic.com/tomrule/promos/PROMO_23655_email to get 30% off of the “Everything Bundle” – a collection of pretty much everything I have in my Nimbit Store.

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CLICK HERE, or surf over to http://www.nimbitmusic.com/tomrule/promos/PROMO_23655_email to get 30% off of the “Everything Bundle” – a collection of pretty much everything I have in my Nimbit Store.

There is a variety of music there – all keyboard based, of course! – and you can sample everything in the store to see if you like it!

WHY DO THIS?

To celebrate the upcoming release of my new album, of course! It’s coming Real Soon Now!

Hop on over quickly though – this offer expires on October 27th!

 

It Should Be Called CHRISTmas, the new Christmas album by Tom Rule

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A sneek peek at the CHRISTmas album jacket http://tomrule.info/news/956/a-sneek-peek-at-the-christmas-album-jacket/ Fri, 23 Oct 2015 19:45:45 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/956/a-sneek-peek-at-the-christmas-album-jacket/ We’re coming down the homestretch. Here’s a look at the track list and credits from the album jacket (I know, it’s a cd, and it’s an eco-wallet and not a jacket…..)

Don’t forget to take a look at the redesigned TomRule.info website – complete with FREE SAMPLES!

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We’re coming down the homestretch. Here’s a look at the track list and credits from the album jacket (I know, it’s a cd, and it’s an eco-wallet and not a jacket…..)

Don’t forget to take a look at the redesigned TomRule.info website – complete with FREE SAMPLES!

  
Yes, the process has been a real family affair!

It’s CHRISTmas and It’s Goodnight, not Goodbye are the two originals.

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TomRule.info Facelift! http://tomrule.info/news/947/tomrule-info-facelift/ Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:29:27 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=947 Thanks to a few talented and enterprising young adults that I happen to be related to, the website TomRule.info has been redesigned. Please pop on over and take a look.

The album cover was designed by Patrick “Untuxable” Rule [@untuxable]. The website was spearheaded by Caleb Rule [@crulesportsguy], and . . . → Read More: TomRule.info Facelift!

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Thanks to a few talented and enterprising young adults that I happen to be related to, the website TomRule.info has been redesigned. Please pop on over and take a look.

The album cover was designed by Patrick “Untuxable” Rule [@untuxable]. The website was spearheaded by Caleb Rule [@crulesportsguy], and additional graphics support by Chelsea Rule [@chelsearule].

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CHRISTmas album update: …and the beat goes on http://tomrule.info/news/946/christmas-album-update-and-the-beat-goes-on/ Fri, 16 Oct 2015 03:33:35 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/946/christmas-album-update-and-the-beat-goes-on/ Ever notice how it’s all the last bits of a project – be it an essay, redecorating, yardword – that take up an aggravating amount of time?

Well, it’s true of albums as well.

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Ever notice how it’s all the last bits of a project – be it an essay, redecorating, yardword – that take up an aggravating amount of time?

Well, it’s true of albums as well.

The mastering is done – I have the mastered tracks in hand, and they DO sound good. That’s not just me saying it – the guys who played it have said so. I sent them mp3s of the tracks they played on.

The graphics team (Chelsea Rule, Caleb Rule, Patrick Rule) has been wrangling the packaging into submission, and I’ve been working on the manufacturing side of things (and the ASCAP registration, and copyright, and……).

So we’re getting close.  SO close.

Keep an eye on http://tomrule.info/listen-jazz-christmas-music/ – the album will be posted there first!

   
 

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Heading to Thomaston Georgia with the JSB http://tomrule.info/news/941/heading-to-thomaston-georgia-with-the-jsb/ Sat, 10 Oct 2015 18:24:59 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/941/heading-to-thomaston-georgia-with-the-jsb/ The Joey Stuckey Band.

Playing at 6pm in the Grays Generation Park.

Gorgeous weather – should be a lot of fun!

  

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The Joey Stuckey Band.

Playing at 6pm in the Grays Generation Park.

Gorgeous weather – should be a lot of fun!

  

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Another milestone reached: CHRISTmas http://tomrule.info/news/939/another-milestone-reached-christmas/ Wed, 07 Oct 2015 02:38:26 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/939/another-milestone-reached-christmas/ The album – all 12 tunes – is now officially mixed!

Next step: Mastering so it sounds excellent, plus the Team is working on the graphics for the CD as well as a website redesign.

Keep an eye out – more news coming!

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The album – all 12 tunes – is now officially mixed!

Next step: Mastering so it sounds excellent, plus the Team is working on the graphics for the CD as well as a website redesign.

Keep an eye out – more news coming!

   This is the paper I stuck on the side of an equipment cabinet down at Shadowsound back in the summer when we started mixing……it’s tough keeping track of what you’ve done and still need to do on a project of this size!

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…and another one done: “While Shepherds did WHAT?” http://tomrule.info/news/936/and-another-one-done-while-shepherds-did-what/ Wed, 16 Sep 2015 10:00:32 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=936 This one was interesting. We had to come up with some new material in one section just because what we’d recorded earlier didn’t quite work. It was OK, but JUST ok, and we are going for ‘magical’ on this album.

I hope everyone enjoys these tunes as much as I’ve enjoyed writing and recording them.

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This one was interesting. We had to come up with some new material in one section just because what we’d recorded earlier didn’t quite work. It was OK, but JUST ok, and we are going for ‘magical’ on this album.

I hope everyone enjoys these tunes as much as I’ve enjoyed writing and recording them.

  
Only one more song to mix.

Then it’s time to push the graphic development and website redesign.

……oh, and actually order the CDs.

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Album Cover http://tomrule.info/news/934/album-cover/ Mon, 14 Sep 2015 09:55:22 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=934 The whole album team – i.e. Caleb Rule, Chelsea Rule, Patrick Rule, and Pam Rule – have been having discussions about the album cover. We have had several iterations on the original idea of Patrick’s.

Here is the current working version:

  

Still tweaking………

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The whole album team – i.e. Caleb Rule, Chelsea Rule, Patrick Rule, and Pam Rule – have been having discussions about the album cover. We have had several iterations on the original idea of Patrick’s.

Here is the current working version:

  

Still tweaking………

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Break Forth – finished mixing! http://tomrule.info/news/932/break-forth-finished-mixing/ Fri, 11 Sep 2015 21:54:35 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/932/break-forth-finished-mixing/ After 7 hours of mixing this one 4 minute song and taking up 93 tracks total (although only 63 were used in the final mix).

Break Forth is now mixed.

One more item ticked off the list, and one more step toward a complete album.

  

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After 7 hours of mixing this one 4 minute song and taking up 93 tracks total (although only 63 were used in the final mix).

Break Forth is now mixed.

One more item ticked off the list, and one more step toward a complete album.

  

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Album update – Labor Day http://tomrule.info/news/930/album-update-labor-day/ Sat, 05 Sep 2015 12:24:46 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/930/album-update-labor-day/ I’ve always though it a bit ironic that Labor Day was a day off……but I digress.……

We took a week off from the mixing process – Joey got out of town for a few days on a well-deserved vacation……which worked well for me because I was absolutely exhausted and needed a break myself from it.

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I’ve always though it a bit ironic that Labor Day was a day off……but I digress.……

We took a week off from the mixing process – Joey got out of town for a few days on a well-deserved vacation……which worked well for me because I was absolutely exhausted and needed a break myself from it.

At this point we have three songs yet to mix, and they will be the biggest challenges because they are the full band songs. 

‘Full band’ in this case means drums, bass, sax, cello, and piano.

Probably I’m most excited (and fearful) about the original tune we’ll be mixing last – It’s CHRISTmas!. Excited because it will be cool to finally hear it in it’s final form for the album – fearful because it will not be as good as it it in my head.

Here’s a picture of the B section from my original rough draft.

  

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Music in Macon – more than Otis and the Allmans http://tomrule.info/news/928/music-in-macon-more-than-otis-and-the-allmans/ Sat, 05 Sep 2015 12:15:55 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/928/music-in-macon-more-than-otis-and-the-allmans/ The guy who is producing and engineering my album “It should be called CHRISTmas” has also been working on a cd called “Macon Music CD vol. 1” which is about to be released.

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The guy who is producing and engineering my album “It should be called CHRISTmas” has also been working on a cd called “Macon Music CD vol. 1” which is about to be released.

It is a compilation of several artists from Macon – different styles, ages, different everything – and should be interesting. Joey posted a video about it:

http://youtu.be/QXEppiiVZ2s

It should be quite interesting!

Shadowsound studio is where I’m recording my album. Joey Stuckey is the owner/engineer/producer/chief bottle washer.

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Free Sample from CHRISTmas album! http://tomrule.info/news/917/free-sample-from-christmas-album/ Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:00:32 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=917 CLICK HERE to listen to a rough mix of the middle section of While Shepherds Did What.

Somehow, “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night” seemed like too long of a title for this album!

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CLICK HERE to listen to a rough mix of the middle section of While Shepherds Did What.

Somehow, “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night” seemed like too long of a title for this album!

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A thought or two on the recording process http://tomrule.info/news/927/a-thought-or-two-on-the-recording-process/ Sat, 22 Aug 2015 13:59:03 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/927/a-thought-or-two-on-the-recording-process/ I’m about to head down to “The Outhouse” – my personal studio, which frankly is stretching the term quite a bit to use it in my context – and thought I’d jot down something that has been floating around in my head for a while.

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I’m about to head down to “The Outhouse” – my personal studio, which frankly is stretching the term quite a bit to use it in my context – and thought I’d jot down something that has been floating around in my head for a while.

Once upon a time when you recorded an album you wrote the songs somewhere else, and then EVERYTHING happened at the studio – all the parts got recorded, edited, mixed. You probably sent the master tapes to a Mastering Studio via mail or courier or UPS if they existed.

But most of the work got done at the Studio.

It Should be called CHRIST-mas has had a real hybrid approach. “Love came down at Christmas” was all recorded in the Outhouse, and I brought in a DVD with the audio files (they are MICH too large to bother with the internet transfer process). Some of the other tunes – Away in a Manger, Go Tell It – were recorded Live with a few overdubs, although we were all in separate rooms. 

Others – the title track, Break Forth, While Shepherds did What? – were recorded piecemeal. Mostly that means Piano and Drums were recorded, then we added Bass and Saxes at different times.

In addition, some of the recorded tracks have been burned to disc so I could bring them back to the Outhouse and do some audio editing – shift notes that were slightly out of time or out of tune. Fortunately it’s the kind of stuff that I enjoy doing, and will really make a difference in the listenability of the final product.

I can’t say it was planned that way from the start. As Joey Stuckey and I mapped out the process, it became apparent between ALL of the schedules involved that the way we did it was going to be the best way to make this album happen.

   
 

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CHRISTmas: Squeaky shoes????? http://tomrule.info/news/922/christmas-squeaky-shoes/ Sat, 15 Aug 2015 14:26:30 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=922 While recording the cello with Vadim Volynets, I had to stand next to him because he was reading a handwritten cello part. Anyone who has seen my handwriting will already know what a challenge that would be.

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While recording the cello with Vadim Volynets, I had to stand next to him because he was reading a handwritten cello part. Anyone who has seen my handwriting will already know what a challenge that would be.

After about a half hour, Joey Stuckey comes over the headphones and says, “Tom, come in here and take your shoes off.”.

That’s what happens when you use $5000 microphones – they can hear your tennis shoes squeak.

So this is how I spent the rest of the night:

  

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Testing testing http://tomrule.info/news/920/testing-testing/ Sat, 15 Aug 2015 14:26:00 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=920 Sometimes it seems like the title up there is the story of half my work. Test this or that or the other to see if it works. If it does, continue getting something created. If it doesn’t, come up wi a plan b or c or d……

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Sometimes it seems like the title up there is the story of half my work. Test this or that or the other to see if it works. If it does, continue getting something created. If it doesn’t, come up wi a plan b or c or d……

Come to think of it, that sounds a lot like adulthood, especially with children!

So here I am, testing the IOS app that lets me post from my iPad, trying to get the photo upload function working. Let’s find out!
Here’s a favorite comic – it’s going on the glass wall between my office and the Library next week.

  

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Back to work on CHRISTmas Wednesday http://tomrule.info/news/914/back-to-work-on-christmas-wednesday/ Wed, 05 Aug 2015 02:31:02 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=914 Joey and I will be back slaving behind the mixing board working on the CHRISTmas album tomorrow.

Mixing is tedious but VERY interesting. I personally enjoy dealing with all the options and what-ifs that we go through as we try to create the best sound for the tune.

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Joey and I will be back slaving behind the mixing board working on the CHRISTmas album tomorrow.

Mixing is tedious but VERY interesting. I personally enjoy dealing with all the options and what-ifs that we go through as we try to create the best sound for the tune.

It takes, for a simple song like the solo piano stuff for the album, about 3 hours per 3-4 minute song. The band tunes will take up to 6, depending on how creative we want to get……and we’ll hear each song dozens of times.

Good thing I like the stuff I recorded!

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CHRISTmas news http://tomrule.info/news/912/christmas-news/ Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:43:59 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=912 The Tom Tribe is starting to get some ‘behind the scenes’ glimpses and stories of the new album it SHOULd be called CHRISTmas.

It’s free to join, you will NOT get spammed, and I promise to make it worth the few minutes a week it takes to read.

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The Tom Tribe is starting to get some ‘behind the scenes’ glimpses and stories of the new album it SHOULd be called CHRISTmas.

It’s free to join, you will NOT get spammed, and I promise to make it worth the few minutes a week it takes to read.

(You DO get some free music – MP3s, sheet music, charts – and you WILL get some discounts to the album if you join.)

Head over to TomRule.info to sign up.

……… And please share the news!

But if you choose not to join, please keep watching this space. More stories and pix and such coming as this new album comes to “life”.

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Studio Pix: Around the place http://tomrule.info/news/900/studio-pix-around-the-place/ Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:00:59 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=900 Here are some pix I took while setting up for the recording session for It SHOULD be called CHRISTmas. I’m recording at Shadowsound Studios in Macon, GA – Joey Stuckey [owner] is also producing the album. It’s been fun so far – albeit a bit terrifying!

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Here are some pix I took while setting up for the recording session for It SHOULD be called CHRISTmas. I’m recording at Shadowsound Studios in Macon, GA – Joey Stuckey [owner] is also producing the album. It’s been fun so far – albeit a bit terrifying!

Please Share this – and remember you can get more details, pix, videos, and even album discounts as well as free music by joining the Tom Tribe over at TomRule.info.

 

It OUGHT to be called CHRISTmas! - recording the album by Tom Rule

In the Main Control Room @ Shadowsound Studios

It OUGHT to be called CHRISTmas! - recording the album by Tom Rule

Standing in the “big room”, looking into the Control Room.

It OUGHT to be called CHRISTmas! - recording the album by Tom Rule

I was co-everything on MIXTURE. Blind Man Drivin is a new tune Joey dfid in 2015 – complete with HILARIOUS video.

It OUGHT to be called CHRISTmas! - recording the album by Tom Rule

This is on the wall in the main control room.

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The Beginning of the Process!

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Seen on Woot today http://tomrule.info/news/908/seen-on-woot-today/ Sun, 12 Jul 2015 23:35:01 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=908 “Music is like Math except people understand it”.

Oh, if only that were really true!

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“Music is like Math except people understand it”.

Oh, if only that were really true!


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More Recording pix….. http://tomrule.info/news/895/more-recording-pix/ Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:00:09 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=895 Pictures taken from the June 30 session for the album “It SHOULD be called CHRISTmas“. Please share this – and remember that you can get free music and charts and even album discounts by joining the Tom Tribe!

Joey taking a picture., Actually, it came out pretty good!

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Pictures taken from the June 30 session for the album “It SHOULD be called CHRISTmas“. Please share this – and remember that you can get free music and charts and even album discounts by joining the Tom Tribe!

It OUGHT to be called CHRISTmas! - recording the album by Tom Rule

Joey taking a picture., Actually, it came out pretty good!

It OUGHT to be called CHRISTmas! - recording the album by Tom Rule

The foam is to keep any bench squeaks from getting recorded.

Target release date: October 15

It OUGHT to be called CHRISTmas! - recording the album by Tom Rule

1 piano, 8 mics, 2 pieces of foam, and special bifocals-used-when-playing-a-grand-piano.

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A Bit o’ History: 3d animation from 2000 http://tomrule.info/news/856/a-bit-o-history-3d-animation-from-2000/ Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:00:17 +0000 http://tomrule.info/news/?p=856 Back in 2000 I submitted this 3d animation [which was a bit advanced for the time, by the way] as part of a job application. It was created using an application from Strata 3D and Opcode’s Studio Vision. The audio was all recorded in Studio Vision, the video developed in the Strata app, and then . . . → Read More: A Bit o’ History: 3d animation from 2000 ]]> Back in 2000 I submitted this 3d animation [which was a bit advanced for the time, by the way] as part of a job application. It was created using an application from Strata 3D and Opcode’s Studio Vision. The audio was all recorded in Studio Vision, the video developed in the Strata app, and then the audio melded to the video inside Studio Vision.

It’s a bit silly.

Click here to watch the 3d Animation

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