This weeks blog is a short one as it’s been a busy week!
My main reputation out there in the big ol’ world as a sideguy is as a Dobro player.
I love the instrument and I love being able to back singers and songwriters on it.
I try to think of the Dobro as a second voice at times, doing counter punctual things around the vocal. Other times, I think of the instrument as an Organ and try to play ‘keyboard pads’ around what the guitar player is doing. Sometimes, it’s a percussion instrument.
My duo with BettySoo ran for about 3 1/2 years in which we did 2 duo albums and a couple of other collaborative projects. We toured throughout Europe and North America numerous times (almost non-stop) and at times, became as-one when it came to playing together. That’s what I like to aim for when sharing music with other performers. It’s pretty wonderful when it happens.
I’m proud of the body of work we did together and I think she is, too!
Here’s a full concert we performed on Saltspring Island I just came across.
Enjoy the music!