I recently was able to order a custom Veritas Portlander guitar and join the Veritas family! Woohoo! This is by far the nicest guitar I've ever owned and played. I love it!!! It fits my hand like a glove and gives me the exact tones I was searching for. I decided about a year ago that it would be better for me to own one or two phenomenal guitars, rather than own multiple mediocre guitars. Thus began "the purge." I got rid of a couple guitars and several pedals in order to afford the Portlander. But man, was it worth it!!! I cannot emphasize it enough. If you are a serious guitar player, you need one.....you need several. Now, to figure out which other guitar I'm going to sell next in order to afford my second Veritas. Do I want an Orpheus with p90's? Another Portlander with p90's? A Texas Miracle? The new 508 model? Honestly, it doesn't matter as long as it's Veritas. I don't want to play anything else! Other guitars feel gross in my hands, lol.
P.S. I will be shooting a demo video for the Portlander in the next few weeks. 3rd Power Amplification has offered to help provide an amp for the video shoot as well!!! I can't wait!!! Be on the look out for that!
For the past year, I have been touring almost exclusively with country artist, Joshua Paige (www.joshuapaige.com). It has been amazing, and has been one of the biggest blessings I could have ever asked for. We have toured California, Nevada, Colorado, and Tennessee so far, with many many more places to come in the near future. However, most of our touring (well over 100 gigs this year!) has been up and down California.
While it has been amazing, California isn't the ideal place for a country band to be located. In April 2013, we did a month long tour to Nashville. It went incredibly well, we made amazing connections, and this initially sparked the possibility of us migrating as a band to Nashville. In October 2013, we made a second trip out there. It went amazing, and to make a long story short, we were offered a residency and 3 of the top clubs in the downtown strip. That solidified the deal.
Come April 2014, we will be Tennesseans!!! My wife and I are so excited about the possibilities in Nashville. The fact that we are moving with the Joshua Paige Band, some of the best friends we could ever hope for; it just makes this an absolute dream come true.
Here's to 2014! Love.
This is now the second year that I have been able to participate in the house band at the Godchicks Women's Conference. It is always an amazing time and it is so great to serve these thousands of women in such a huge capacity. We literally prepared for over a month. We had like 4 six-hour rehearsals....some of which didn't even include a bathroom break; and all of which we didn't get to sit down almost the whole time! The reason they were so long is because we were coordinating lighting cues, sound settings, in-ear monitor mixes for like 30 different people (all of which would change for each song), video cues with corresponding click tracks, transitions between each of the elements, walk on songs for the guest speakers, dance numbers, and we had to actually rehearse the songs multiple times to make sure all of these elements were working together seamlessly. It was beautiful to watch it all come together.
Overall, the conference went off pretty much without any problems. I basically got the opportunity to perform a ridiculous amount of songs, with some of the most talented musicians I know, in an effort to serve and inspire women from all around the world, and bring healing, change, and restoration to their lives. How awesome is that?!?!
Check out the other members of the house band. These dudes are BAD!
David Das - Producer, Composer, Musical Genius, and Keys/Music Director for the conference - www.daviddas.com
Phillip Meneses - Amazingly talented Guitar player, and just an awesome dude to be around - www.phillipmeneses.com
Keith "Stix" McJimson - This dude is one of the baddest drummers I've ever met! Enough said - www.stixondrums.com
Leo Budirihardjo - Solid and super tasty bass player. His groove is phenominal! www.buzzleo.com
Leo and Stix make the scariest rhythm section I know. They are sooo freaking good together!
The conference was amazing and a good time was had by all!
I haven't really had my own website before. I've made them for projects that I have been working on and what-not. But this is my first official site. I hope to change the domain name to www.jeffaulich.com soon, but haven't been able to yet. So I'm stuck with "weebly". Oh well.
As you can tell, the site is not exactly finished. But feel free to browse around. Thanks!