Allan Holdsworth R.I.P.

Allan Holdsworth R.I.P.

Sad to hear about the death of Allan Holdsworth – another great loss to music lovers. I remember the 1st time I saw Allan at a small club in Detroit; I spent the 1st half of the show depressed and wondering why I (or anyone) would even bother playing the guitar when someone like Allan was doing the amazing things he was doing and creating the most brilliant music. By the 2nd half, I got over feeling sorry for myself and was newly inspired to practice and work ever harder to try to achieve the level of excellence that Allan had. Allan was one of those guys who showed what could be done, and played without limits or boundaries. He was a fantastic musician and for the reasons stated above a great influence on and inspiration to me. My prayers go out to him and his family. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace, and may perpetual light shine upon him.

 

Chris Rupert of Falling Edge

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Music Mondays Podcast now available

Music Mondays Podcast now available

The March 13 Music Mondays with Bren Dube podcast featuring Chris Rupert is now online on YouTube and iTunes for anyone who wants to check it out. This podcast features close to an hour of discussion with Chris on Falling Edge, composing, and music in general. Chris also plays 4 songs during the show.

You may have noticed some changes here – the Falling Edge website was long overdue for a rework, and we’re very pleased with the results. We hope you like the new look.

On the recording front, Chris and Rob spent some time doing some drum pre-production this week, and are planning to record drums for the 3rd song in the next few days.

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Drums recorded on 2 new songs, R.I.P John Wetton

Drums recorded on 2 new songs, R.I.P John Wetton

Got time for a quick update between practice sessions…
Rob was in the studio last week and got drums recorded on 2 of the 7 songs that will appear on the next Falling Edge album. The tracks sound great and I’m really happy with what he’s brought to the music. I’m now heavily into practicing the guitar, bass, keyboard, and vocal parts for these and the other remaining songs. Rob is planning to record another song in the next month or 2 as well.

It was such a short time ago that we were saying goodbye to Greg Lake, and now it’s John Wetton… My prayers go out to him and his family. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Chris Rupert of Falling Edge

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TEDx videos released; drum recording to begin next week

TEDx videos released; drum recording to begin next week

Happy New Year everyone, and I hope you all had a Merry Christmas.

Remember the TEDx show I played at in Oct., for which I promised you videos and an unplugged version of a yet to be released Falling Edge song? Well, they’ve finally been released. Hope you enjoy them:

Crippled by Fear was selected as an Epic for All Time in December at Raven Radio. You may remember that Minstrel in the Corner was also selected in May of last year. And, on the new album front, I’ve been busy practicing and working out final arrangements of the songs, and have recorded the keyboard parts on one of the tracks. As mentioned previously, Rob Kovar will be joining me on this album on drums, and we’ll be beginning to record drum tracks next week.

Chris Rupert of Falling Edge

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