A couple of days ago when one of my acoustic strings broke, I felt it a perfect opportunity to record a video lesson on how to change strings on a Steel String Acoustic Guitar. I was going make a post with extra written information to accompany the video, however it ended up being so long and in-depth that I don’t think one is necessary anymore.
Here’s the video lesson. Enjoy:
Also, let me provide y’all with a quick update on the album recording process. Over the past couple of months, I’ve been lucky enough to have the following players come in and add to my album:
– Jason Walker with some Pedal Steel
– Zane Banks for Banjo
– Alison Avron (Click for her website. She also runs the wonderful underground Sydney venue; The Newsagency), come in to sing a on a duet a few BV’s
– Matt James for a bit of Electric Bass
All sessions have come out really great. I did some further mixing with POG just last night, and some of the tracks are sounding ridiculously good. I’m really happy with how this project is moving along.
Pic’s from these occasions can be found in my Galleries Page or below in a slideshow!
As you can see to the right of this page, I have also posted up several new gigs that I’ve booked in. Highlights from these include the UNSW Roundhouse with full band next Thursday from 4pm, and a couple of foot-stomping sets at the Wild Rover on the 6th of April (next Sunday). Be sure to keep an eye out as I lock more dates in.
Click here to be linked to my Gigs page.
More gigs to announce…
I just booked in a free gig at the 4 Pines Brewing Company in Manly. It’s on one of their Monday Singer/Songwriter nights. Considering they brew some of the best beer in Australia, the music is only an additional reason to head along. :p
Other shows that I’ve yet to post on here are 2 UNSW gigs… – one at the White House and one at the Roundhouse Beer Garden.
For a full listing of my shows, click the full listing link on the right side below the listed dates… wow, what a tongue twister that phrase was. Try and say it out loud.
It has been quite a while in between posts. For this, I am deeply sorry…
On the plus side, heaps of stuff has been going on.
We’ve finally rewritten my bio and put it up on the About page. No more ‘Needs Updating’. 😀
Over the past few weeks, Emma (manager) and I have been hard at working booking gigs near and far. Of those confirmed you can look right to the sidebar. There you will see a a gig at Hive Bar on the 28th from 7:30pm (this Thursday) and the 1st (Sunday) from 4pm, a gig at the Excelsior in Glebe this Saturday night 30th playing with Mirrors in Iceland, and a show at the UNSW Roundhouse in August. We’ve also been booking up into the festival scene. I’ll let you know how it goes. More gigs are still to be confirmed so I’ll keep you posted. (get it?)
I finished my prac at a highschool on friday, so now I’m busy practicing, writing, teaching and reading. Things are looking up. I love being busy, but on my own accord. 😉
On a positive note, I was featured in the Hills Shire Times this week. Here’s the clipping below: