Saturday, March 31, 2012

Drink, Sing and Sail

Here's some good beer drinkin' music from Brent Holl. Well done.

click and listen

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Plucking Instead of Bonking

Along with video auteur Izzy Corey I've been busy this last week filming a combination "how to" video and entertaining peek inside the shop for students. The plan is to provide the production with a background of popular marimba music - played for the in-shop sequences on guitars by me! Here is one snippet, hot off Garageband: Walt Hampton's classic "Nyoka" played on my Tacoma "Papoose" mini-guitar for 7 tracks, plus a track of my Taylor acoustic for the bass, plus harmonica atmospherics at the end. Sounds very Americana-ish:

Monday, March 12, 2012

Ash Bari

Here's a newly complete Baritone with Ash bars. That's American grown, you know, the stuff they make baseball bats and Fender guitars out of. Sounds really good.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

More Painted Tubes

Maybe the best yet? From the collection of Val Barton Ellett:

Malleteers in Thailand

Last summer I shipped a batch of marimbas to the New International School of 
Thailand in Bangkok - here's the results, directed by David Cameron:
(the second tune is my fave - p.s. notice also how fast the stage is cleared post-performance!)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

More Tube Decorating

I wonder how this would work on a set of white tubes...

instructions here:

Friday, March 2, 2012

Sowah Mensah Workshop - Bothell, March 17

Washington State clock hours available: