At the end of 2017, I announced a new business initiative for BourkePR – my expansion into the #MusicTech market. It was an exciting announcement for me, because it was also a personal one. It was a decision rooted in personal passion and combined with what I do for a living.
I also started a side project, one also rooted in my true passions and purely for my own enjoyment. But I’ve found these two paths coming together in way I hadn’t expected. That project is a YouTube channel called #TheDailyRiff. It began as a way for me to share my music with friends and colleagues. A place where I could pay tribute to my childhood guitar heroes and attempt some of my favorite guitar riffs (thus the name).
It’s also becoming a place for me to demonstrate my favorite music tech gear, and guitars. I’m proud of my Fender Stratocasters (I have yet to debut my Gibson Les Paul, but that’s coming) and I love demonstrating the gear I use everyday. I enjoy the feedback, the requests, and the questions about my gear and workflow. And I want to do more of that – demoing gear, demystifying the tech and interacting with musicians.
The channel is young, and I’m not sure where it’s going yet, but I’m loving the ride so far. I’m hoping to gain a world wide audience – it’d be fun to connect with musicians from around the globe. But if I’m the only one watching, that’s ok too – I’m having a blast.
I’ve uploaded several videos, but the first video I made is still my favorite. It’s my take on David Gilmour and his epic Comfortably Numb solo.
Here’s short clip of another one of my favorite riffs from Chris Isaac’s Wicked Game:
But let me know what you think; where you’d like to see me take this, what you’d like to see more of (or less of). Enjoy!