Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Song is 'Cold Dark Garden'
Barrett Martin on Drums
Ari Joshua on Guitar
Mesa and Vocals
Sandy Dickerson on Bass

Big High Ari Joshua + RL Heyer Rockin Out
The Song is called 'Jilly Love' by Mesa & Ari

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Big High debut Album is now available on itunes

Big High Tracklisting:

1. Cold Dark Garden
2. LSH
3. Atoms In Formation
4. Right Brain
5. Whisper
6. Symptoms Of THe Sun
7. Moksha
8. Blacks And Blues
9. Chemicals
10. Truck Stop
11. Angel Devil
12. Could She Be
13. Possessions

Here is a write up I clipped from The Seattle PI

Former Screaming Trees (and Mad Season) drummer Barrett Martin is back in the rock-n-roll saddle again and the self-titled debut from Big High is the result. R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck — a frequent Martin collaborator — guests on the record. I published my review of it this week. For those of you with short attention spans, it's really good. Rock fans who remember the Seattle fraternity of bands fondly will probably really like this one a lot. He joins vocalist Mesa, bassist Sandy, and guitarist Ari Joshua. The band have already played gigs and are planning more to support the new album. Also featured on the album is R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck. Martin has collaborated with R.E.M. and he and Buck co-founded Tuatara. - Seattle PI

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Jimi Hendrix 67th Birthday Bash

Jimi Hendrix 67th Birthday Bash has come and gone.

Yet another chapter in the annual function. This time
around we were blessed with a wonderful line-up
Barrett Martin on Drums, Jabrille 'Jimmy James' on Guitar,
Myself (Ari Guitari) on Guitar, Brandon Storms on Bass, and
of course a slew of guests, Mesa on Vocals, Bob Lovelace on Bass,
and Woogie on the Drums. Jimi's spirit was definitely bouncin' round the room
Andrew says it was one of the most packed nights he had ever seen at the Seamonster.
We covered a total of 30 songs that night


I will Post Mp3's of the action soon and who knows, the magic was in the air and thanks to our friend Ed, we have it all on tape - we may even release this one some day.

Come On! Foxy Ladies, Angels and Lover Men! Are You Experienced?
Be Bold As Love tonight and Burn The Midnight Lamp on this Third

Stone From the Sun as we journey to Electric Lady

Hold on to your Little Wings
‘cause The Wind Cries Mary.
We arrive just beyond the WatchTower of Machine

Guns to the Castles Made of Sand...(tharr be more). There lies the Spanish
Castle called Red House of Seamonster.

Join us as the magical Purple Haze of Voodoo Chili will light your

Fire, control your Manic Depression and let you be Stone Free to do as you please

see you next year for Jimi B-Bash 68'

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Introducing Big High

BIG HIGH at the High Dive
w/ The Filthy None, Danny Godinez, and China Davis
Friday September 11th 2009

I just want to introduce my new band which is called Big High. Big High is gaining momentum and it seems as though there is a buzz in the air about the project. Mesa, the singer for Big High says people are attracted to my 'Reckless Abandon'. As in, they don't understand it and are facinated by how it all works. I like to think he is one of the best singers I have ever heard in my entire life and that is what is attracting attention. The music is good fun to perform the last show we played I fell into the drums during a heated solo. It has been a dream of mine since a very young age to write songs and work with a world class singer. It may have been dormant during my 'Jazz Years' and Avant Garde' dabling but was always there. I think the turning point was when I got a call from a guy named Stone one day - he was listening to the AriSawkaDoria album (Chapter One - Produced by Michael Shrieve) and had al sorts of nice things to say. I was confused a bit as to wether I was a Jazz Player or a Rock player and well now I realize.
It's Both. Or more simply put - An Artist.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

NYE Tractor Tavern a good show.

12.31.08 - Tractor Tavern - New Years Eve

Handful of Lovin' has got to be one of the best live acts around. 
The Staxx Brothers were on fire and were nothing but pure entertainment. Mesa and I opened ad hosted the event. We did a handful of originals for the first set and then we launched 
Handful O' Lovin' off with a few covers including Time by Pink Floyd (a fitting song) and Whole Lotta love by Led Zepelin.

The show was a sell out and was a nice sign of things to come. It was nice to be in a room full of such optimistic and loving music fans! On a side note this was the first time I ever used a wireless guitar set up and I think I am hooked. Expect to see more wireless Guitari in the future.  In other news Sawka is in the studio producing the tracks from the Glasper sessions in NYC from a while back and he says they are sounding sick. I am feeling very good about this new year and already have two great new songs to debut soon. Viva La 2009 Friends.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Get Out and Vote!

Two Very Special Shows

Monday November 3rd at the Showbox
Tom Morello, Stone Gossard, Christine Gregoire, Jim McDermott, Mike McCready, Mesa & Ari, and more at the Showbox Market.

Saturday November 1st at Tost
With Lucky Brown, Kevin Sawka, Jeremy Lightfoot, Mesa, Bob Lovelace, Kent Halvorsen, Joel Ricci, Olli Klomp, Delvon Dumas, Ben Bloom and more.

Like Thom Yorke said best 'This is what you get... when you mess with us"
Please Remind your Family Friends Talk about it Vote! I really don't care who you vote for - I know who I am routing for Just Do It.

Get The F*&@ Out and Vote!