THE WOMAN ON THE BEACH, 2019 is a narrative concept album that I wrote and recorded in my apartment. I visited fellow musicians with my portable audio equipment to record their instruments that all together created symphonic arrangements. Duane Lauginiger played electric guitar, Jenna Nelson played viola, Jed Smith played drums and Brian Cherchiglia played bass. The live performance incorporated dance, costume and set design, which I toured in the U.S. with Joe Wakeman on synthesizer and video art projections. The album was released digitally with a 'vinyl art object'.
EVERY NEW DAY, 2017 is an album I recorded with a backing band called 'Midnight People' at Duane Lauginiger's former basement recording studio in Bed-Stuy, Time Castle Recording. The music and lyrics honor the conscious intent of reggae music.
THE SPLIT, 2016 is a solo studio EP recorded by Johnny Schenke featuring Ben Jaffe of (PE) on saxophone and Jason Kelly on drums. The CD sleeves (album art) are handmade die-cut prints by Chris Fritton.
MIDNIGHT PEOPLE (with MPHO), 2016 is an album released by the band I am in called MPHO with Mark Perro, Russell Hymowitz, and at the time Marty Martier on drums. I really like being in a band that all members contribute song ideas and edits. In this band I usually play synthesizer, acoustic guitar and sing.
HOLLY OVERTON, 2015 is my first solo release, also recorded by Johnny Schenke. I think "Let It Out" is my favorite song I've ever recorded, and I love the music video for "Midnight Sun" shot by John Bliven on my homeland of the Outer Banks, NC.
T.I.G.H.T., 2015 is the second EP released by MPHO. At this time we were a three piece with drum machine. The title is an acronym for "Totally Into Getting High Tonight". Everytime we had a concert, I would go to the beach beforehand and make a promotional image out of shells, drift wood etc. in the sand.
MPHO, 2015 is the first EP released by MPHO. In the beginning it was just Mark Perro on synthesizer and drum machine and me on bass. There is a track titled, 'Eastern Shore' that is re-recorded on the following MPHO EP, and we plan to record it again on or upcoming album... because why not!
DAY OF DAYS, 2014 by my former band Juniper Rising is a full length album released on vinyl by Happenin' Records of Bermingham, AL. The music is psych country and rock'n'roll with Diana Potakh Casey on drums and song writer, Kevin Faulkner on table steel and electric guitar, and Kate Rogers of Bad Bloom on bass and vocals. I played electric guitar and sang and co-wrote songs. This band toured the U.S. and played festivals. Good times. Touring is a great way to see your family all over the U.S.
DAYS OF HEAVEN 7" by Juniper Rising, 2013 was our second EP, released by 307 Knox Records of Durham, NC. We recorded/slept over in a recording studio basement in Long Island of Chuck Betz, and the album photograph is by photographer Nathan West.
JUNIPER RISING self-titled cassette released on Burger Records in 2013 was the first release by Juniper Rising. It was recorded in the home studio of Erin Christina Campbell and featured our original bass player, Andrew. Diana Potakh wrote poetry that I transcribed into lyrics and melody.
AMERICAN SUN 7", 2013 was a pysch punk 3 piece consisting of Diana Potakh Casey on drums, Jess Poplawski on bass and vocals, and myself on electric guitar and vocals. The album art photograph was taken by Kevin Faulkner. We also made a self-titled cassette, recorded on 8 track by Mark Perro, but the recordings only exist on the cassette. It includes a cover of 'Fortunate Sun' by CCR.
MISS YOU SISTER, 2010 the second cassette made by my first band ever, Feather and Folly. My bandmate and Parsons classmate, Julia Hermannsdottir, illustrated the album art. We would rehearse in my Parsons studio space since all our instruments were acoustic. We played Iceland Airwaves Festival 2013.
SHRINE TO PLEASANT, 2009 was Feather and Folly's first cassette, a complilation of our bandcamp recordings with founding member and Parsons classmate Toby Liebowitz. You can imagine how precious this cassette is to me! No tracks exist online.