Archive for April, 2010

May Performance Schedule-

Posted in Music on April 30, 2010 by bigsmokey

Tuesday May 4th 8pm- 5 Spot- East Nashville, TN- Derek Hoke
Thursday May 6th – Continental Club- Austin, TX- DB Harris
Friday May 7th- Ginny’s Little Longhorn- Austin, TX- DB Harris
Saturday May 8th- Private Party- Austin, TX- DB Harris
Sunday May 9th 3pm Gruene Hall- Gruene TX- Db Harris
Tuesday May 11th 9pm Bailey’s- Nashville, TN- David Graham
Friday May 14th 2pm Robert’s Western World- Nashville, TN- DB Harris
Tuesday May 18th 9pm Bailey’s- Nashville, TN- David Graham
Wednesday May 19th 2pm Robert’s Western World- Nashville, TN- David Graham
Friday May 21st 2pm- Robert’s Western World- Nashville, TN- DB Harris
Saturday May 22nd 5 Spot- East Nashville, TN- Derek Hoke
Tuesday May 25th 9pm Bailey’s- Nashville, TN- David Graham
Friday May 28th 2pm Robert’s Western World- Nashville, TN- DB Harris
Friday May 28th 9pm Matty’s Alley- Nashville, TN- Derek Hoke

Advertisements

Pedalboards -n- Pedalboards

Posted in Stuff on April 27, 2010 by bigsmokey

Hey Musicians- Tired of looking foolish dragging a giant flightcase loaded with a stadium sized pedalboard into small room gigs? There is hope. For a very affordable price I can make you a custom vintage-vibed wood pedalboard to meet your small room needs. No more fighting for space on The Family Wash stage and catching hell from the pedal steel player. I use pine board or birch plywood with a urethane finish for durability. I stain to color or paint solids, and drill to match your pedal layout. Turnover is seven days if I am in town.

Here are photos of my current pedalboard, a knotty pine top, poplar sides and a western amber finish; and a custom pedalboard that I mounted into a vintage western briefcase for Derek Hoke. If you are interested, please contact me.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Buckaroo

Posted in Skateboards on April 24, 2010 by bigsmokey

This one is the best longboard that I have built so far… The Buckaroo (I love Buck Owens). Garage-bombing, carving, distance pushing.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Free Big Smokey Music Download

Posted in Music on April 21, 2010 by bigsmokey

Occasionally I am going to post free downloads from my older instrumentals.  This first one is a bouncy country-rock instrumental called Sky Valley Rag, produced in 2004.  It reminds me of spring.  It was used in a feature length indie movie called Elizabeth Gunness. I used to play pedal steel as my second instrument behind guitar. When I moved to Nashville I sold my Pedal Steel as I was working so hard just to keep up on guitar. So this is an artifact of my Seattle playing days when being an OK pedal steel guitarist was good enough. I do like the melody of this song…
Download Sky Valley Rag here.

Here is a pic of said Pedal Steel Guitar. An old beat up Sho Bud Pro II Custom.

Welcome to BigSmokey.com…

Posted in Music on April 13, 2010 by bigsmokey

In lieu of my old website, I have decided to use a blog format for gigs, news, updates etc..

Stay tuned for more wacky hijinks!  In the meantime here is a great video from Derek Hoke, for whom I have the pleasure of playing lead guitar.