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byPublished on 04-03-2013 10:50 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 10:10 AM Number of Views: 306
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 03:45 PM Number of Views: 856
byPublished on 03-29-2013 03:00 PM Number of Views: 126
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. Itís a simple concept really, but one that I canít 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 09:15 AM Number of Views: 271
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 07:30 PM Number of Views: 2374
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!)
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