I want to give a shout out to two pickup builders who have helped me immensely. Pickup builders David Budzinski (Budz) and Curtis Novak have built numerous pickups for me in the past few months. Listening to my ideas/needs, they’ve wound both standard and unique/special order builds that have greatly enhanced my instruments. They are attentive listeners, skilled craftsmen and generous supporters at the top of their game. Check them out:
Spent Sunday at Woolly Mammoth studio working on the new Bob Bradshaw record. It was smooth sailing with Bob, Ed Lucie (bass), Mike Connors (drums) and Dave Westner at the controls. This record will be outstanding!
Neil Young feedback largess…. to cool Ry Cooder slide… to acoustic Mexican ballads… to Ribot-style “prosthetic” Latin…. to high-lonesome whistling. We covered it all.
What a tremendous and inspiring night of new/improvised music at the Midway Cafe last night! Eric Hofbauer’s Radio Waves, Andrew Stern Trio, and the Dan Rosenthal quintet. A great hang with some of my favorite friends and musicians. This is the scene!