Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Grand Candy's 'Red House'

Matt Wise is a phenomenal guitar guitar player. He's one of a few guys who've come in for a lesson where I thought, 'Oh My God. What am I going to teach him? I'm certainly going to earn my paycheck today!' Did I ever!

Since Matt took a series of lessons with me in 2004, we've become great friends and sometimes collaborators. Check out Matt's phenomenal blues shredding and singing with The Grand Candy on Jimi Hendrix's iconic 'Red House':

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Double Digit Pete Townshend Birthday

Pete Townshend once opined: 'I Hope I Die Before I Get Old'.

Well, that didn't work out so good for Pete, as he'll be 66 on Thursday.

To celebrate those doubled digits, I'm doing a two day throw-down at Bangkok Blues.

Thursday night at 7 I'll do a quick solo set of tunes including a bluesy variation on The WHO's seminal, and seldom performed live, 'I Can See For Miles' on Baritone Slide guitar. I'll also play some tunes by my band, The Grand Candy.

Friday Night at 10PM, Jam Class rides again. We'll have a few WHO tunes in store for you.

Pete Townshend stands on his own amongst his generation of iconic electric guitarists. This may have something to do with his 'See Me, Feel Me' proclivities.

However you slice him, however, you can't argue that he wasn't influential. He helped define hard rock guitar amplification as we now know it. Long Live Rock, now go get your hearing checked.

I gotta go practice for the shows. Hope to see some of you out there.

In the meantime, here's a link to a whole bunch more fun Pete stuff.

Here's the WHO's 'I Can See For Miles' live in 1979:

And a rehearsal from 2002:

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