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byPublished on 04-03-2013 06:55 PM Number of Views: 280
Good news! You can now order your DR Handmade Strings online. (Especially good news for those of you in the Tundratic Regions of North America!) Check out their store.
Welcome to the DR Strings online store! All orders placed through our online shop will be fulfilled by one of our local-to-you active dealers. Available for in-store pickup or prompt shipment to you!
byPublished on 04-03-2013 09:50 AM Number of Views: 397
TR's good friend, blues bass great Lane Baldwin is haulin' in some new gear in preparation for his upcoming tour. Which means - out with the old! His loss could be your gain. If any of these deals interest you, drop him a line. This gear is battle-tested, may be scratched and dinged but, hey what blues gear worth its salt is inexperienced? Lane says it's in great shape, and we know you can ...
byPublished on 03-30-2013 09:10 AM Number of Views: 303
It's always interesting to discover the musicians who influenced our favorite musicians and, since Paul is one of many favorites around here, we thought you might find the following - excerpted ...
byPublished on 03-29-2013 02:45 PM Number of Views: 852
byPublished on 03-29-2013 02:00 PM Number of Views: 122
TR Member Stanton Lawrence keeps a great blog! Do you read it? Here's an excerpt from his latest entry:
I have often heard that the key to achieving your goals is focus. It’s a simple concept really, but one that I can’t say that I have put much stock in, until recently that is. Lately I have found when I start to do something creative I am easily distracted. Sometimes I feel like I am almost looking for things to sidetrack me.
byPublished on 03-27-2013 08:15 AM Number of Views: 262
I will be doing something new this coming Saturday-a Virtual House Concert with fellow TMBG Band Member Tim McDonald. This is not unlike a house concert, we perform a short set as a duo on piano and bass (very likely songs from my two CDs and the Tim McDonald II CD we recorded with Chester Thompson on drums). It will be a really interesting experience for me, and if some of my TMBG friends and fans would like to join me and Tim, we'd be honored! It's 6-6:30 pm CDT at this link:
byPublished on 03-26-2013 06:30 PM Number of Views: 2351
A year or so ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Esperanza Spalding for Thunder Row. Since that time, a lot of folks have joined the Row so we thought, since Ms. Spalding won Best New Artist at the Grammy's last year, we'd re-run the interview of this exceptional talent, so you could get to know her better. Read on!
Okay, here's a riddle for you. Who's an exceptional bassist, an incredible singer, a fabulous and original songwriter, has an infectious laugh, has played at the White House as well as with Stevie Wonder and a cartload of other headliners and, incidentally, is almost single-handedly changing the face of contemporary jazz, (and several other genres)? Her name is Esperanza Spalding. She's twenty-four, poised, gracious, and a delight, as you're about to see. (Esperanza, incidentally, is Spanish for hope, and we hope you'll get to know her!)
Ed: Your bio says that it was seeing Yoyo Ma ...