Little bits of this and that, straight from the source.
As mentioned in a previous post, we’re doing what we can to retain control...Read More »
Well alright! How you all doing? Hope everything is just dandy with you and yours.
There have been a few changes to the ol’ web-house that I hope you will dig. Most importantly, I have uploaded music from three older CDs to the “Watch/Listen” page. Feel free to...Read More »
This is the theme/jingle I wrote and recorded around 2008 for my pals at DaDeO in Edmonton, Canada. It was one of my favourite places to eat and hang and they always treated us right! (Tequila!) The song was my gift to them as...Read More »
Honestly, one of the toughest decisions I have to make before each show/tour is what gear to bring! For the trio show, I have a few guitars to choose from. I generally bring the Les Paul Jr. as a spare and for any slide guitar playing using open tunings....Read More »
We had a great time at The Snug and they’ve asked us to come do it again. Come see what all the fuss is about! Visit the EVENTS page for details....Read More »
Friday 28th April @ 8PM. Hit the ‘Events’ page for details. Start the weekend off right!...Read More »
Taking the trio into the ‘hood to get down. Gonna have us some fun! Hit up the EVENTS page for all the details. Yeah!
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I’ll be spending a few Friday nights at Petrus Wine Bar to finish out the year. Come join me for some fun!
Nov. 25, Dec.16, Dec.30 – 8PM See the Events page for details....Read More »
Once again, we had a great time in Barcelona! It is a wonderful and vibrant city with world class clubs and players. We managed to do some vintage guitar shopping along Carrer dels Tallers and I also found a few ‘carry-on’ size bottles...Read More »
Some music from my visit to ‘Drivetime’ with Stephen Foster at the BBC. Dig it!...Read More »
I’m already looking forward to next year!...Read More »
It’s time once again for my favourite festival gig in support of Action Medical Research for children. Saturday evening, the trio will be doin’ what we do, and on Sunday morning I’ll be firing up the ‘Vintage Sounds with Modern Toys’ show for the Camper’s Breakfast.
This is...Read More »
Be sure to tune in to “Drivetime with Stephen Foster” on BBC Radio Suffolk, Monday 4 July, 4pm-7pm. I’ll be stopping by to talk about music, play a song or two, and promote Gig In The Garden, my favourite charity gig, in support...Read More »
To celebrate what would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday, Stephen MacLachlan decided to enlist the help of a few musician pals and record a couple of Lennon’s songs. Once word got out, the project grew into an eight song album featuring 20 artists and Stephen...Read More »
Another great year at Gig In The Garden raising money for Action Medical Research. Thanks to all involved and a huge thank you to Ronnie and Dave for doing a great job backing me up. Can’t wait until next year!
Miss Ray took some great photos and video; I’ll post...Read More »
Here’s one from the archive. The spring of 2002, if memory serves. DSP Studio in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. This was from one of the sessions that resulted in my first release. The photographer was Jen Fewster and I’m on the left, joined by Junior Malleck and Mel Brown. Steve...Read More »
While the glue is drying on a couple other projects, I fired up the soldering iron and replaced the guts in my Telecaster knock-off. New pickups, pots, switch, some shielding and for good measure, vintage style cloth covered wire. Turned a £150 guitar into a serious tone machine....Read More »
This guitar is one of my favourites, these days. Unfortunately, it needs a major adjustment to be suitable for my needs. After exploring the options, I’ve decided to reset the neck angle so I can get the action just right without sacrificing the break angle on the bridge. Since...Read More »
I’ve been meaning to do some work on a few things laying around the studio. Today, I finally got around to pulling the neck off this old box. It came to me needing a neck reset and that’s just what it’s going to get! There’s nothing like the...Read More »
The Boathouse gig was a blast, and a blast from the past. It was great fun working with Murray, Steve and Junior again, and it was great to see Kevin, Maureen and the rest of the Boathouse crew. Not to mention all the friends who stopped by! Some I see...Read More »
As most people know, handing your valuable instrument to an airline baggage handler is a risky affair. I have always said: “If you’re going to fly with it, pack it in a proper flight case and insure it!” Well, this time I’m doing things a bit differently. You see, arch...Read More »
I’m hooking up with the original Revelators for this show. Murray Campbell on drums, Steve Toms on bass and, of course, Junior Malleck on harps. Dig it.Read More »
I am really looking forward to the show at The Boathouse on Sept. 6. One reason is that, if everything goes according to plan, I will be reunited with my favourite vintage Garnet amplifier. Because of the voltage differences here in the U.K., I decided to leave that amp in...Read More »
This is my good friend Allan Johnson, doin’ what he do!
Allan and I started working together in the mid 90’s and we’ve been thick as thieves ever since. I’m looking forward to hanging with him again while I’m in the area in September. If anyone in the Waterloo region...Read More »
I upgraded the cone in my steel body resonator last night. A noticeable and welcome improvement over the old one. The next job on the list is to swap the pickup in the National ResoTone. It comes with a Lollar pickup which I find a bit thin sounding; this thing...Read More »
Yes indeed! Another funky day in the studio. Stopping for lunch because you need to feed your body as well as your soul. Maybe a short walk in the sunshine and then back to tracking. Sweet.Read More »
When I was working with The Russell Jackson Band, Russell let me make copies of live recordings he had from years gone by. There was a ton of great stuff and these are my favourites. Mel Brown and the Silent Partners – Live.
My minidisc player was stolen years ago...Read More »
Here are a few pictures from the clubs in Barcelona:
Jazzsi, Prize, and Fizz....Read More »
There’s nothing like a good, old fashioned tube swap to get an amp sounding proper! Thankfully, I brought my vintage tube collection with me....Read More »
We had a second dose of Barcelona a couple weeks ago and it was great. Stopped by FIZZ for an old school Blues jam, spent some time at Prize to get in on the acoustic Blues action and we made some noise at a few other places, too. Barcelona...Read More »