Gearin’ up

So I’ve been thinking about what gear I have, what I could borrow, and what I would need to get for playing out…


I had forgotten all that I sold off…It is quite disheartening…

If I went and bought (right now) all of the stuff that I would need to just run everything myself…I’m looking at somewhere around the $1,200.00 mark. OUCH!!!

So until I get really famous (yeah, right!?!) I’ll just have to borrow.

My acoustic (the one signed by Dave Barnes) is still very much playable, but the electronics are shot. I could use the Benny guitar, but I couldn’t use a capo if I needed to due to the type of set up and the frets that are on it. I would spend more time tuning than playing…not good. So I’m looking at Carvin for an inexpensive “Bolt-on” guitar to handle all of the electric guitar parts. I played one not too long ago. I was amazing that it was a kit guitar. As for the acoustic stuff I could probably just mic my Yamaha with a Shure 57 instrument mic.

Other than that, I’ll just need a couple of mics, stands, cords, and my skills.

Man, I can’t wait. I’m getting all the songs chorded out this week…all 60 of them. (That’ll be some righteous practice time, yo!)

So until then….Strum on!

Oh! By the by, this is post number 200…I’m very excited about that.

Behind the mic….

Soon…This will be a new job for me…well…not really a job. More of an outlet of creativity that will be compensated.
I plan to start playing out again pretty soon…I am getting song lists together now. I’ll post events here, Facebook, and MySpace…just so you don’t miss it.
Here are some artists I will be covering:
Plain White-Ts Dave Barnes Jim Croce Marc Broussard
James Taylor The Beatles Derek Webb Otis Redding
Paul Simon Tom Petty Rodney Calfee Band Marc Cohn
Eric Clapton Lynard Skynard Peter, Paul, & Mary B. B. King
John Mayer The Eagles Jason Mraz Blind Lemon Jefferson
And much, much more…
Stay tuned to your favorite Gnome-tastic channel for more info on events….