Decibel Geek Spotlight: D.A. Karkos
It goes without saying that Nashville has always had the reputation of a "country" town. It's a reputation well-earned with virtually every dime-a-dozen dreamer with a cowboy hat and acoustic guitar winding up in Music City with a quest for fame and fortune. It typically ends up being a charitable endeavor. But, I digress.
Nashville's edgier rock and roll side has always been there but seems to get overshadowed on a national scale. Over the past decade, Nashville's reputation in the rock music world has become increasingly more pronounced. One person that is working at the heart of this Nashville rock revolution is D.A.Karkos. Read More
D.A Karkos (Guitarist/Producer/Songwriter) talks about the John Corabi Band, Jerry Gaskill and more
D.A. Karkos is a Nashville based vocalist, guitarist, producer, engineer, songwriter and all-around go-to music guy that you’ll probably start hearing more about in the very near future. The first time I talked with John Corabi (ex- Motley Crue, Union) about D.A, over a year ago…he was already on his way to not only producing but performing on as well as engineering and co-writing material for Corabi’s new “UNPLUGGED” album. D.A.’s music can be checked out on Reverbnation and youtube but he is wise to keep good company as well and has a new project already underway with legendary producer Michael Wagener (Skid Row, Extreme, Accept) and the amazing Jerry Gaskill (longtime drummer of the equally amazing band, King’s X). I recently had the pleasure to talk with D.A. about a number of these projects, his background and a lot more... Read More
Q & A John Corabi
I've got to admit that I've been smitten with John Corabi's voice and songwriting for many years now. I'm one of those guys who has been buying the CDs he's been signing and playing on. From bands like The Scream, Twenty 4 Seven, Mötley Crüe and Union, to his more recent exploits as a solo artist. I suspect he slips below a lot of people's radar when it comes to Rock music, so since his arrival home from touring in promotion of his acoustic album "Unplugged" I was most fortunate enough to grab the crab for some straight forward Q&As.. Read More
Jerry Gaskill of King’s X
Hi MD readers! Let’s start by saying 2012 started off great. In January, I flew to Nashville to begin working on my second solo record with my friend/collaborator/producer, D A Karkos.
Now let me backtrack just a bit. Near the end of 2011, my friend Ed Frost, whom I’ve known since he was born, invited me to a Philadelphia Eagles game. We started talking about the record I’d been trying to make, and he asked what it would take to do it. I told him, and he said, “I can do that!” However, on February 26, 2012, I died... Read More