For the last 13 weeks I have been hosting a show on Shady Pines Radio called "The Prog Hour". This show explores all things Prog Rock and Jazz Rock Fusion weekly from 2-3 pm Pacific Time. You can now listen to back episodes of my shows on my MixCloud page. Please follow me on that platform for all the latest episodes! https://www.mixcloud.com/ragon/ #progrock #jazzrockfusion
New single release today! This is a cover of a classic bossa nova tune Black Orpheus with kind of a lo-fi chillhop vibe. Shout out to my friends Becca Stuhlbarg and Tracy Kim for guidance on the vocal and guitar parts through your amazing teaching practices! Listen Now
Today I am sending my first newsletter in nearly two years. Our lives have changed in so many ways since then. Like you, I search for meaning and struggle to make sense of it all. Through music I try to cope and occupy my mind, and sometimes it will offer me insight and grace.
I believe Apocalypse, came to me as a gift from the universe. My recording and release of this song is my little gift to you and passing the light onward. My friend and teacher, Becca Stuhlbarg, has kindly shared the following…Read more
I am writing today to ask for your help. I have finished recording tracks for my upcoming funk album entitled "Borrowed Lines in Borrowed Time". Today, I am excited to launch my first crowd funding campaign on IndieGoGo to finance the final mixing, mastering, and production so that I can release my new album this fall. Following is a link to my funding page. Please take 3 minutes and watch my video to learn more about my project. Please consider…Read more
Today I look back on my 50th year with a sense of gratitude in the opportunities and experiences I have been blessed with. It's been several months since I sent out a newsletter but I feel it fitting today to share some highlights from my journey this year. I feel in 2017 that my musical efforts are allowing me to shape myself as an Activist, Collaborator, and Entertainer. Following are some highlights that fall within those soft boundaries...
As an Activist, I put together a performance piece with my…Read more
Hi everyone! I hope you have experienced blessings in the first half of 2017 and that you have found creativity and mindfulness to bring you strength and balance. Thank you for opening my newsletter and please allow me to briefly share a few of the goings on in my Music Life.
This year I have had some really exciting and unique performance opportunities including some Private Functions and playing at the Growler House locations in Newberg and Sherwood. I am also well into the recording process on my…Read more
2005, I was in the midst of one of the biggest transitions of my life. Two years earlier, I had been fired from high power job with a large wireless company. My actions deservedly led to this. By 2005 I was accumulating a large amount of debt, working six jobs, and I found myself forming a jazz trio with my cousin Ben and good friend Tim DeMoss. Over the course of our short existence (about 6 months), we recorded many hours of jazz standards and improvisational free jazz. Another local free jazz group…Read more
2016 has been a year of continued personal growth with many musical projects coming to completion and new directions being charted. The world around me, well to be honest, I am very concerned. I come to the end of 2016 finding strength from my family and the brave and strong artistic community around me. Following are a few notes of interest around my music. Thank you to my community for your love and support during 2016. Let us stand together brave and strong in 2017.
This coming Saturday will be performing in a benefit for Vox Academy. I hope you will come join me along with my friends Kevin Lay and Harold Williams as we perform "Songs From Home"! Following are the details:
Join members of the Vox Academy Community Kevin Bryant, Ragon Linde, and Harold Williams as they present an evening of Songs from Home! Recently Vox Academy completed a move to the beautiful facility of Waverly Heights UCC. In celebration of…Read more
Labor Day 2006, I arrived to an empty apartment in Portland, OR having just driven nearly 2000 miles from Tulsa, OK. Today, a decade later, I am recognizing the biggest decision of my life with the release of an EP named "Transitions". “Transitions” is an acoustic 8 song EP of Covers and Originals highlighting…Read more