Balsa Racers is my solo project. It originally was called "Dewey Wins", but the litigiousness of the Chicago SunTimes (not with my band but with a band in the same name genre called "Dewey Defeats Truman") and the break-up of the band put that name to rest.
Balsa Racers is currently a one man studio operation and solo acoustic performance. I do not try to stay within one genre, tho the songs end up being "crafted pop" and less "jam".
It's always been a solo project. A 'Demos 3.1' CD was released via the trunk-of-car selling method in 1998. Since then many songs have written and finally compiled to a first 'real'(ish) CD called "Entangle Mental". A second release is in the writing and recording stage.
I love to play live, generally in coffee shops, though I do sit in with other bands on drums and percussion (mostly).
I grew up listening to classic R'n'B, folk music, and big band music on AM radio (even tho FM rock stations were readily available). I love the arrangements and voices. Then I got into The Beatles, The Police, Paul Simon, and modern rock.
I record using SONAR Producer via MOTU 24I/O using Mackie and Presonus pre-amps. POD, Tama, Pearl, Fender G&L, Custom-retrofit Fender (with Guitarheads pickups), M-Audio, Roland, and really anything else I can get my hands on. Including using a fork and knife for a nicely tuned triangle sound.
Did I mention my blog at http://blog.balsaracers.com ?