I went to a jam session in Driggs ID on Sunday.  The players included a couple of people I’ve seen performing locally, plus a couple of outright amateurs.  It was a weird session, partly because of the mix of levels.  One of the players, a woman I’v…

At my gig at Alpine Wines in Driggs ID on August 4, I did a few pieces with the looper.  It was a new and different experience.  The main thing I like about those pieces is the cool sounds that result from layering the harps with the Digitech RP355 a…

I’ve been listening to the recordings from the Alpine Wines gig in Driggs ID on August 4, and I’ve decided to share some of the pieces.  The recording quality, as usual for a live gig, is good but not great.  It’s a live gig; there is crowd noise.  …

I played two solo sets at Alpine Wines in Driggs ID last night.  I’ve done solo gigs before, but this was my first 2-hour solo gig, and the first on which I sang, used the looper, and used my amp modelers.  Overall it was a great show, one of my favo…

Okay, so I have this gig on August 4 in Driggs.  And I need an amp to play it: something that will allow me to project harp and vocals in a room with 50-80 people, all of them drinking.  (It’s a wine tasting.)  I have the gear in Connecticut, but I’…

I started working with my Boss RC-2 looper today, prepping for the gig at Alpine Wines.  I find that it’s very effective to set up a simple 1 to 2 bar chord vamp for accompaniments.  I’ve had as many as 4 layers going at once.  I thought maybe it so…

I’m playing a solo harmonica show at Alpine Wines on Main Street in Driggs ID from 7-9 PM local time on Wednesday August 4.  Admission is free.  This will be the first solo show I’ve done in a while.  I plan to start out acoustic and then bring on t…

Can’t name the harp power trio “delayed” because it’s already taken.  Anybody got any ideas for naming a brand-new-never-heard-before-harmonica-power-trio?

Rehearsed with the band tonight, great stuff!  Recorded our arrangement of my piece “Pull of the Moon,” stay tuned for the mp3.Thinking of changing the band’s name to “Delayed”.  What do you think?We’ll spend the next month writing new material.  St…