Thoughts On The 7/10 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performance 1

On Saturday 7/10 The Dudley Manlove Quartet performed at Redmond Derby Days. Outdoor festival shows bring their own idiosyncratic challenges with strange acoustics, short changeover times between bands, and random issues with power / grounding. This performance took place on a stage that was covered with a large tent / awning, and it creates a ...

Line6 M9 vs Line6 M13

Line6 M9 vs Line6 M13
I’ve been going back and forth between the options of a Line6 M9 and a Line6 M13 effect unit. Based on my testing, both seem pretty good, and I’m honestly tempted to add both to my setup.  The M13 would form the backbone of my effects processing, and I’d use the M9 for fly dates. I’ve been using ...

Thoughts On The 6/27 1 Upper Gig

Thoughts On The 6/27 1 Upper Gig
On Sunday 7/27 The 1 Uppers made their debut at the Little Red Hen in Seattle. This is one of the better-established local country bars, and a gig there marked our official “coming out” party for the local scene. Sunday nights aren’t usually the best night night of the week for gigs, but the Little ...

Thoughts On The 6/26 Dudley Manlove Quartet Gig

Thoughts On The 6/26 Dudley Manlove Quartet Gig
On Saturday 6/26 The Dudley Manlove Quartet performed at a wedding reception at the UW boathouse. The bride was a UW student who spent years with the UW Crew, rowing to victory. Being back on the UW campus is always a little nostalgic for me, and I enjoy seeing how it has changed over the ...