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Welcome back readers! I have some great news! First off, I will be supporting the Joe Satriani tour in Western Canada for 4 dates!|
* January 4, 2011 Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Edmonton, AB CA
* January 5, 2011 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Calgary, AB CA
* January 6, 2011 Kelowna Community Theatre Kelowna, BC CA
* January 7, 2011 Queen Elizabeth Theatre Vancouver, BC CA
Please check read here for details from the Georgia Straight News Vancouver, BC, Canada.
I have just returned home from a successful trip to Bucharest, Romania where I was part of Ziua Chitarelor 3. I was playing alongside of Stu Hamm, Jennifer Batten, Michael Lee Firkens and Andreas Olberg.
The promoter Corrado Sgandurra has been putting these events on for a few years and I felt extremely humbled to be a part of this one with such great guests!
My responsibilities were to perform a one hour master class in the late morning, and then perform a concert in the evening. The concert would close with a big jam over a Hendrix tune to pay tribute to the 40th anniversary of Jimi's death.
I have to say this was a freaking blast to do! I would do it again in a heartbeat even though it took 17 hours one way to get there! For the first time I used a Power Point presentation for my late morning clinic. I used tons of humor in it and it went over way better than I expected! People were telling me I should be the first shredding comedian. I'm not sure about that but... Here is one of the songs performed at the master class; please click here to view (Watch in 720 high quality). A few shots from the trip.
Sound check with Stu and Mike:
View from the stage of the master class:
For a behind the scenes video of the trip, click here.
My gear consisted of 2 Parker guitars, a Vox AD120VTH head running 2 2x12 cabs miked with SM57's controlled by the Vox VC-12. The acoustic channel ran into a Marshall acoustic 1x12 amp. I also used the Radial PZ-DI as well as the Digitech Whammy pedal.
We all worked hard but the hardest working were Stu Hamm and Mike Vanderhule. They had to learn the songs from all of us! That's crazy! My hats off to both of them! And they did an amazing job on top of it all!
Sorry, that's all I have time for.
May the tone be with you.
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