Thoughts on the 8/24 Dudley Manlove Quartet performance… and some amp woes

Thoughts on the 8/24 Dudley Manlove Quartet performance... and some amp woes
On Friday 8/24 the Dudley Manlove Quartet performed in Bothell for one of their free public concerts in the park. I love these opportunities for us to play outdoors and it’s always fun to get exposed to new audiences. We played the usual assortment of crowd-pleasing hits, despite having to set up on the infield ...

Thoughts On The 8/13 1 Uppers Practice

Thoughts On The 8/13 1 Uppers Practice
The 1 Uppers get together every week for a 2+ hour practice session. We’ve kept to this schedule pretty faithfully since the band’s inception. It gives us an opportunity to work on new material and polish up any rough spots from recent shows. It’s also our communal time to form the hive-mind that is at ...

Thoughts On The 8/11 Dudley Manlove Performance

Thoughts On The 8/11 Dudley Manlove Performance
On Saturday 8/11 The Dudley Manlove Quartet performed at the Kirkland Summer Festival. I have played hundreds of festival shows over the past thirty years or so, and they usually involve some surprises. One of the absolute given facets of festival events is they will run behind schedule. The band before you will almost certainly ...