This video demonstrates my new gadget, a Shubb partial capo. I’m using it to play, “The Devil Had a Hold on Me” by Gillian Welch. It’s a song my trio, Molly’s Mutts, is adding to our set list. Enjoy the demo. Use the contact menu if you have any questions or comments.
In today’s video podcast, I show you where I’m at so far in the process of arranging the Who’s rock classic “Won’t Get Fooled Again” to a more Americana/Roots style. Check out my progress, as I explain and play through the decisions I’m making for working up this tune to fit my playing and singing style. If you liked this...
This Credence Clearwater Revival composition created one of most memorable and famous opening riffs of a rock/pop instant classic. I’m talking about “Proud Mary” of course, and the lyrics evoke coming of age while working one’s way down the river in a modern, adult version of Huck Finn.
This poignant roots song, “Winter’s Come and Gone,” will have you longing for spring and relief from all trials with a compact poignancy that only Gillian Welch’s artistic simplicity could achieve.
With a beautiful guitar strum and an R&B melody to roll us on ocean waves, “Into the Mystic” is Van Morrison’s poem about returning to a loved one. I had to cover this, as it’s one of Sarah’s favorites.
Joni Mitchell made music so enjoyable, poetic and relevant. “Big Yellow Taxi” is a classic that I just had to cover as 2016 comes to a close; the song is fun and the lyrics as relevant as ever.
While waiting for poetry news and poetry teaching updates, here’s something to listen to on a sunny summer day.