Working on the Rigs

I decided that Tina needed to get a small pedalboard going instead of the Digitech RP500 that she has been using. The RP500 is fine, but she is playing a Fender Champ XD, and doesn’t need all the bells and whistles (parameters, etc) that are in the RP – she’s not that interested in twiddling the knobs or hooking it into her laptop. I had a powertrain mini that I had my Fishman Aura Spectrum and a Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive on for a boost (acoustic board), and decided to Read More

It’s Late in the Evening . . .

One of my favorite Paul Simon tunes – and sometimes, one of my favorite times to head to the basement, grab my acoustic, and forget about life for a while. A glass of wine and my guitar, a song that’s been bothering me for a couple days or weeks. A setlist that needs tweaking, or maybe just an album I’ve been meaning to get to. These are the things I get to do on those nights when Tina goes to bed before me, and I make it a priority to Read More

Saturday Mornings

I love to spend a couple hours on Saturday mornings playing my guitars, promoting The Kitchen Sink Band, listening to and reading about music, drinking coffee, and centering myself. This morning was spent with Todd Snider, Jason Isbell, Paul Simon, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Nathaniel Rateliff, Susan Tedeschi, Jerry Garcia, Chris Stapleton, and The Talking Heads. I decided to start this page back up as a place to put my thoughts, track my gear, and stretch my writing muscles. But now it’s time to go shopping for a new tie Read More