Monday, January 17, 2011

erie abdallah

"Troted in the fall of 1869 on the Mount Vernon half mile track under unfavorable circumstances in 31m and 9 sec.  Troting the 10th mile in 2 min. and 40 sec."

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

gene burgy


video

Gene Burgy, luthier and owner of Auburn Mandolins, in Newark, WV.  Gene has created some beautiful, great sounding instruments, so if you happen to be in the Ohio River Valley and you have a hankerin' for a nice, custom mandolin...

He's also a leading member of Union Valley and they do a mean rendition of Orange Blossom Special.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

first multitrack recordings


a few years ago, a good friend was kind enough to lend me an old fostex 4-track.  and by lend, i mean he never got it back. my bad.

anywho, this is the first thing i ever recorded with it.  mainly instrumental.  i had recently acquired a shitty transducer for my banjo.  set me back a whopping $20 so you know it was high quality...  everything you hear (or don't hear because no one's ever gonna listen to it) is recording through that little contact mic on a banjo.

first multitrack recordings