I guess I’m a typical guitarist. When I’m watching one of my favourite players I used to dream about one day being up there sharing the stage with one of my heroes. Well that dream came true for me a few years ago when I was invited up on stage by Tommy Emmanuel.
No, Chris Haney had nothing to do with guitars, but it’s likely you’ve played the game Trivial Pursuit at some point in your life. Chris Haney was one of the co-creators of Trivial Pursuit, but there was little that was trivial about the former journalist who died Monday at the age of 59. Haney died in a Toronto hospital after a long illness.
Guitar, check. Amp, check. Cables, check. Effects, check. You’ve got all the gear necessary to get a great sound on stage. Aside from the guitar player’s skill, why do some sound better than others? This month we’ll look at a few aspects of getting a good live sound. While this article is mostly aimed at those of us with who have don’t have much or any stage experience, there may be something of interest here for almost anyone.
Sunday June 6th was a fine day here in Toronto. We had the pleasure of spending some time with the guys from R.E.M. prior to their show at the Molson Amphitheatre. As many of you know, Scott McCaughey has been playing an Eastwood Sidejack Guitar for more than half of the songs on this tour (Scott is the long-time sideman for R.E.M.).
Sometimes pictures say more than words…
We’ve had a busy summer concert schedule here in Toronto. One of the highlights for Peter McCracken and I was meeting John Fogerty. He is on tour right now across Europe and North America, dropping in for a visit to Toronto 2 weeks ago. Here are some pictures.
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