Mississippi Vic
NOTE: Just under the song list above, you can take your mouse and click to play any of my song titles in the player above, ...or even pause if you want the music to stop as you read through this page. Or you can click the blue "MUSIC" link on left side of the page and read the stories/descriptions behind some of these ramblings of songs



Oops, you have found my hidden world of music that I make myself here at the house or on the internet with friends in our home studios. You are listening now to a song where I (on piano and guitar) recorded a tune with 2 very talented sax players (Giancarla from Italy, and Don Carrol from Texas). We built a rhythm track, then emailed back and forth letting each of us play our instruments then mixing all into production. Don also made a great sax "section" track that was great too n this one



Hi Folks, I am from the deep south in Mississippi and have a lot of country, gospel, blues, jazz, and some classic pop/rock influences that gets tangled up in my guitar music. I even mix a little bluegrass pick'n in every once in awhile.


I have been goofing around with music for several years. (most of my life actually) I have played in bands, some studio stuff, church bands and ensembles, and a whole lot of home recording. ...but now, (as of 2012) I am leading worship music in church. ...and I was so much more comfortable just being a prior church guitarist (so much less work hahaha. No serious, I am having the time of my life, and am blessed to play with some guys that are not just talented, but also very good friends. ...and a congregation that does not frown when I bring my Tele or Strat (guitars) in, or my drummer that brings in his drums and percussion setup that takes up half the choir loft (grin). Honestly? Its really not about the style as much as the purpose and doing so in a respectful way.


Many of the songs I have on this page are songs in recent years where I have recorded with other musicians from around the world. Some of them I played guitar or keyboard for others on their material, and some of them were just some songs made up "on the fly" where we each played and recorded our instruments (or sung), then emailed all the parts back and forth through email/internet and then mixed a final song. Then some of them are just me having my own little jam in my music room here at the house


Now this is pretty cool. By using the internet, It lets me record with people all over the world that I have never met, and because of their location (Italy, England, Australia etc) I would never have an opportunity to meet and perform with live, ...but it is now possible because of the internet, as it opens a global door for some musical playing fun with other musicians.






I often spend some time on youtube looking around for interesting music and occasionally post a few finds here as I find them here. This round it is Bart Millard doing a gospel hymn in an unusual swing style. Then next is Brian May (of Queen) in concert playing a nice guitar solo











Click Here for my MYSPACE PAGE





...more floor gear
Some more floor gear
My latest American Tele Project
My First Band (80's) (me on right)
My First Tele- beautiful mid 70's blonde
download  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
Hey I played keys/guitar on this one. Don Carroll played sax in last movement of tune, and this new version (first movement sax) is another fine sax player from Italy (Giancarlo Groppi) who is a member here at Soundclick.
A SoundClick #1 song
download  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
OK, this was a weekend of no sleep hahaha, Man I love this new amp. It is a Fender Super Sonic (pro tube series)
A SoundClick Top 50 song
download  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
You can read all about all of my Soundclick Blues playing friends that I rounded up to play in this one, by going to: www.soundclick.com/BluesForumCollabs It has all their info, links to their pages, and names there. (plus some bonus listens)
A SoundClick Top 50 song
download  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
A Public Domain classic, and one cool song to jam on. My friend Don Carroll from Texas joins me with his sax to 'Swing' that chorus. I even found an old 'Fats Waller' early 1930's voiceover to kick off with.
A SoundClick Top 10 song
download  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
This started as a real (online) 'cutting heads' challenge to me, I got a track up, played first guitar and twins, challenger dropped out, so a whole heap of Soundclickers jumped in to play and help me finish. Other players Credits can be found at:
A SoundClick #1 song
download  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
Laurel Varner wrote & sung this thing, sent it to me and said 'Spud put me some guitar on it. Needless to say it surprised the heck out of me first time I heard what song was about. VERY FUN SONG LAUREL! (2nd half is my Tele mellowing out)
A SoundClick Top 20 song
download  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
..trying out my new arranger keyboard. To stay within copyright rules, I picked out an old hymn and played it big band style. To be honest, I am just trying to figure out what I am doing.
A SoundClick Top 10 song
download  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
JC, here is a fast mix of a pile of guitars to mix, (actual attachments sent in mail) Its some strange styles between Cajun Swamp, Memphis Sound, and ZZ top hahaha. Send me a final copy when you get everything in and mixed :)
A SoundClick Top 100 song
download  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
I was glad to be asked by Louie (Tunesmyth) to add some guitar/banjo work to this project he started. This is going to be a hot driving song he is cooking up when he gets it finished up. Watch for his final mix :)
download  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
I used every guitar and banjo I had on this one as I was looking for the sound I was after, I ran out of guitars (grin)
A SoundClick Top 20 song
download  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
A song penned and vocal'd by Erin Simms. Erin played piano then sent it to me, I built a soundtrack and I even got to sing a little backup on this one. Seeeeeee, I am not 'all' Hillbilly (grin)
A SoundClick Top 20 song
download  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
A fun style of 'tele playing. Whats chicken picking? Its guitar folk music on steroids. (grin)
A SoundClick Top 10 song
download  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
This tune is from another internet band I play in (The Collaborators). Louie McNeil, Erin Simms, Morris Rainville, and myself. Upright Bass? Cat in the Blender? Writer-Gary Nicholson
A SoundClick Top 10 song
download  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
No Setup on this one, I just didnt want to go shopping at the mall with wife, and stayed home to goof around on the guitar(grin). This jam is a tribute to 2 of my favorite guitar pickers, Chet Atkins and Doc Watson.
A SoundClick Top 20 song
download  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
Anyone remember Alvin and the Chipmunks? Well this one is the Hillbilly Christmas version of that concept (grin). OK OK everyone has to have a goof off song, this one is mine :) ....besides, I had to try out this Banjo Santa brought me :)
A SoundClick Top 10 song
download  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
A little music passage I recorded so I would not forget it until I could get back to it later to see where I want to go with it. :)
download  play lo-fi play hi-fi  
Still working out details on this 'EZ drummer' program with adding a bass and piano, and uploading, to see how it streams.