I prefer a vinyl LP to a CD or especially an MP3. I like the warmth and the crackle of the needle as well as a distinctive side one and side two. Kind of like watching a live band play two sets when I think about it.
|Photo Credit: Matthew Lieberman|
Tonight's set was songs from my record collection. My slow alt-country version of Mercury Blues went over much better at the Lyric than it did at Houston's Pizza two weeks ago. Different crowd, different tastes. "The Ghost in You" naturally segued its way into "52 Stations" and then I finished off with Television's "Glory." This was the first time I played "Glory" live and wasn't sure how it would go over. It seemed fine and was fun to play. I even managed to throw in little bits and pieces of solo riffs here and there.
For my solo acoustic shows I've been mining a slow-core alt country acoustic vibe and I'm really starting to hone in on it. Had lots of compliments after my set. I was also approached with an offer by a band who asked if I'd be interested in playing a set of my originals with them. If we can arrange up a couple of rehearsal dates it should be fun.
1. Mercury Blues (Allan Jackson cover)
2. Ghost in You (Psychedelic Furs cover)
3. 52 Stations (Robyn Hitchcock cover)
4. Glory (Television cover)
Gate: 50-55 persons
Bar Tab: $34.50 plus tip
Fabulous purple,black and silver collared shirt
Slim fitting Jeans (inky blue)
Black desert boots
Blue Takamine Guitar