A voice you'll never forget, a bass tone that rumbled stages all over the world, a work ethic and heart of service that inspired and helped all those around him, and heart so big that anyone who ever met him felt bonded to him for life... Three years have passed now, that I know for so many have been a little less full without his presence. I know Savannah, as a whole, and particularly the music community has felt very different since his passing, but I also know how many people still carry his memory around every day and everywhere they go in many forms. I'm never sure what to say about people when they pass because it seems like everyone is all of a sudden thick as thieves with the departed, and I've never seen that so much as with Athon....however...it makes perfect sense if you know him - and what you realize is that while not everyone was Athon's best friend - Athon was everyone's best friend. Love to everyone out there who's life he touched in some way. - Matt
If you'd like to help Athon Keep Helping People click the email address below to find out how to get involved with causes he was passionate about. AthonFund@gmail.com
Matt text me first thing this morning asking if I had any film score, cinematic type material laying around on my computer. An artist/photographer he is a big fan of, Ryan Vizzions, posted a note on his Instagram asking for instrumental music for volunteer update videos from the ground in Puerto Rico. PR was hit hard by Hurricane Maria, leaving most of the land ravaged and the people without food, water and power for weeks. Matt jumped at the opportunity to help and started digging thru our catalog. We will be sending any and everything we have available.
I personally didn't have any current music that I saw fit... so I started something new, with a more positive and hopefully uplifting sound. Puerto Rico has been thru a lot, but how they've persevered and the way volunteers across the world have come together to help is truly inspirational. Though it's not much of a contribution, nor do we even know if Ryan will use any of our music for these videos... the song in the SoundCloud link above is what I recorded this morning. (Not mixed or mastered)
Here is a list of several ways to HELP PUERTO RICO.
Thank you for your time and thanks to Ryan and all the other volunteers lending a helping hand.
Thoughts and prayers to those in Puerto Rico and all the other places, foreign and domestic, hit hard by 2017's hurricane season.
Had this guitar part and melody in my head since 4am this morning... decided to record it at my home studio. Gear: Gibson J-45, Macbook Pro, Apollo Twin, KRK Rokit 5's, Royer 121, Logic Pro X.
Not mixed, not mastered, more production to be added, but the vibe is there. Hope you enjoy.
Song is open for artist/producer collaboration. Email us on our Contact Page if interested in this track.