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 ...

Gearing Up For 10/29

Gearing Up For 10/29
On Saturday 10/29 the Dudley Manlove Quartet will be performing our annual Halloween Spooktacular show at the Sunset in Ballard. Every year our Halloween show includes our tribute to some other band, so our second set involves a costume change and we come onstage to play a number of songs as another band. In past ...

The Highlander

The Highlander
About 2 months ago I traded in my trusty Toyota Camry for a 2010 Toyota Highlander. I’ve been wanting a vehicle that had greater interior capacity and was all-wheel drive. After looking at a few options, I kept returning to the Highlander as a good balance between wagon / SUV. Now that I’ve driven this ...

Thoughts On The 10/9 1 Uppers Performance

Thoughts On The 10/9 1 Uppers Performance
On Sunday 10/9 the 1 Uppers performed at the Sunset Tavern in Ballard. This venue feels like home to me, given the large number of regular performances I have there with the Dudley Manlove Quartet. This was another very enjoyable show with the 1 Uppers, and we’re continuing to develop our musical communication onstage. When ...

Thoughts On The 9/16 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performance

Thoughts On The 9/16 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performance
On Friday 9/16 The Dudley Manlove Quartet performed at the Wallingford Wurst Festival in Seattle. It’s an event the band has performed in years past but was my first time. The event occurs at a local Catholic grade school in Wallingford. Just entering the building was a flashback to my elementary school years in Catholic ...

Boogie Lonestar 1

Boogie Lonestar
About a month ago I sold my Fender Twin and purchased a Mesa Boogie Lonestar 1×12 to replace it. The Twin is a great amp and produces a classic tone. My decision to switch to the Lonestar was prompted by hearing the great tones the amp produces, and by my interest in getting a better ...

iPad Integration With Line6 M13

iPad Integration With Line6 M13
I am interested in using my iPad (and iPhone) as a controller surface for music applications and hardware. Most of my equipment can be controlled via either MIDI or USB. My preference is always USB over MIDI, and for live use I prefer bluetooth. Some equipment manufacturers do not provide USB for music equipment at ...

Thoughts On The 7/21 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performance

Thoughts On The 7/21 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performance
On Thursday 7/21, The Dudley Manlove Quartet performed an outdoor show at Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood. This is both an unusual weekday evening for us to perform, and an unusual venue. The stage was outdoors near the South side of the mall, situated on patio that is sloped to help water drain away from the ...