Pedalboard Rebuild – May 2012 6

Pedalboard Rebuild - May 2012
Over the past week I’ve completed another full rebuild of my guitar pedalboard. This seems to be a once-every-18-months activity for me. Like Sisyphus, I have an endless repetitive task, all in the eternal quest for tone. I’ve been planning for this rebuild for a few months, and have been purchasing some new pedals. Given that ...

The World’s Foremost Five-Member Quartet

The World's Foremost Five-Member Quartet
The Dudley Manlove Quartet is preparing for a few very nice public shows this year. We’ll be playing at the Tractor Tavern on Saturday 5/26 for our annual 80s extravaganza, and we’re also booked for New Year’s Eve at the Triple Door. More shows are coming soon!

Thoughts On The 3/10 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performance

On Saturday 3/10 The Dudley Manlove Quartet performed at the Triple Door in Seattle. The band usually performs at the Triple Door at least one per year. This particular show was a celebration of our 17th anniversary as a band. The show was sold out weeks in advance, and we really had  strong sense of ...

Thoughts On The 3/15 1 Uppers Performance

Thoughts On The 3/15 1 Uppers Performance
On Thursday March 15 the 1 Uppers kicked off our “Third Thursday Twang Royale” at the Royale Room in Columbia City. This will be a recurring monthly event in which we will host a night of great country music with special guests joining us for the middle set. For this first occurrence our special guests ...

Practice and Performance

Over the past few months I’ve been practicing fairly intensely for 1 Uppers and Dudley Manlove Quartet performances. Both bands hold regular practices together (more so with the 1 Uppers) but I’ve also been putting in a lot of time on my own, memorizing material and working to improve the accuracy of my execution. I ...

Double The Fun

Double The Fun
In the 1 Uppers I frequently switch between my stratocaster and my Danelectro baritone guitar. Our set lists seem to always be perfectly arranged to maximize the number of times I have to switch After a recent gig at the newly opened Royal Room, I was lamenting the inconvenience of the repeated switching. I said ...

Thoughts On The 12/17 1 Uppers Performance

On Saturday 12/17 the 1 Uppers performed at The Royal Room, a new venue recently opened in Columbia City. It’s a very music-friendly room with excellent sight lines and a great sound system. Local jazz keyboardist Wayne Horvitz is one of the founders of the club, and he deliberately established it with musicians in mind. ...

Thoughts On The 12/16 1 Uppers Performance

On Friday 12/16 the 1 Uppers performed at Darrell’s Tavern in Shoreline. We’ve played there before and it’s always a great time. The crowd there is very supportive of live music, and they seem to appreciate just about every possible style. We often are part of a country-themed night there, and it seems to bring ...

Dudley Manlove Quartet NYE at the Sunset 12/31

Dudley Manlove Quartet NYE at the Sunset 12/31
On Saturday 12/31 The Dudley Manlove Quartet will be performing our annual New Year’s Rockin’ Eve show at the Sunset in Ballard. Advance tickets are available now and are strongly recommended as this event will sell out.  We’ll be pulling out the stops for another great show with new music and surprises. Come on out and ring ...

Thoughts On The 11/18 1 Uppers Gig

Thoughts On The 11/18 1 Uppers Gig
On Friday 11/18 the 1 Uppers performed at Slim’s Last Chance Chili Shack in Seattle. This venue is one of my favorite places on our regular circuit. It’s a cozy room that gives off the perfect vibe of great music, cold beer and yummy chili. I’ve been playing a lot of shows with the Dudley ...