Archive for April 2010
Tonight is the first show I’ve done with Doug Morrison since Summer 2008. It’s been far too long. Doug played with the likes of Neil Turbin, Pete Way, Fred Coury and tons of others during his lifetime in the LA music scene. he moved here to Austin, TX right around the same time I did in late 2006.
I fell into a band pretty quickly after moving here and only did one show with them before parting ways. Doug and I were in contact that whole time and started playing together in May 2007. We went through a handful of drummers and found Larry. Larry was great. Hard hitter, good drummer, cool dude and great timing but circumstances dictated him leaving the band in 2008. We auditioned several drummers in 2009 and just couldn’t find the right one. Then comes this new kid in town, Ryan who started playing with us around November 2009. Nice guy, good drummer. He learned the stuff quickly and we’re doing our first show with him tonight.
I’m excited. Doug is easily the best guitarist I have ever played with. After 3 years I’m used to playing in an instrumental band and it’s nice not having to deal with a singer. He’s a GIT grad and former instructor and is really just an incredible player.
I think this is the beginning of a brand new chapter with this band that should be fruitful and successful. Adding lots of new songs all the time. I’m finally excited about music again. You can hear some stuff on the Myspace page, but it’s not a good representation of his/our sound. There’s also some clips on YouTube. We seem so different than when those were made. we have a Facebook fan page as well.
One unique thing about Doug, especially in this town, is that he uses Strats. Everyone here is primarily a Les Paul player. Doug will be using one of his Hendrix Anniversary stacks tonight. I’m likely using 2 of my Ashdown 4×10 cabs and my rack (heavy bitch!) and my mid-80s Japanese Fender P-bass.
It’s going to be fun. Wish you could be here!