The Canadian Minister of Employment, Social Development & Multiculturalism has really done it this time.
According to the Calgary Herald, new regulations “could deal a crippling blow to live music at the club level.” Large concerts and music festivals, thank goodness, are not affected. But the new rules hit touring…Continue
Posted on August 29, 2013 at 4:00am — 7 Comments
The second day of writing a song is the hardest. The first day you just let it flow, but in the second session you have to edit and cut and polish and ask yourself, “Is this really my song? Did I write it or only remember it?”
We've all heard songs that sound like other songs. Some relationships are obvious, like Lady Gaga and Madonna. But sometimes soundalikes reveal surprising connections between artists. The other morning I heard a live version of Jimi Hendrix’s…
Posted on July 2, 2013 at 8:00am
Posted on May 19, 2013 at 6:30am
On this Delta Moon tour I brought two 1950s Harmony Stratotone H44 guitars. I call them Mac and Jack. Mac, tuned to D, is a proven veteran. Jack, tuned to G, is a few years older but new to the road. From the looks of him, he hasn't had a life of ease, but getting slung around for five shows a week now has got him showing his age.
I thought Jack was in pretty good shape when we left. But three shows into the tour the bridge saddle…
Posted on May 12, 2013 at 7:00am — 2 Comments