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September Schedule

Posted in Music, Stuff on September 2, 2010 by bigsmokey

Ohhh lotsa music!

  • Sept 2nd Thursday 9pm: 5spot with Derek Hoke.
  • Sept 3rd Friday 2-6pm: Robert’s Western World with DB Harris.
  • Sept 5th Sunday 9pm: Basement with Derek Hoke.
  • Sept 6th Monday 9pm: Mercy Lounge with Derek Hoke.
  • Sept 8th Wednesday 9pm: Family Wash with Derek Hoke.
  • Sept 9th Thursday 11pm: Basement with Jon Langford
  • Sept 10th Friday 5pm: AMA – BMI Showcase with Derek Hoke
  • Sept 11th Saturday 9pm: Smiths Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA with Derek Hoke
  • Sept 12th Sunday 9pm: Work/Play, Birmingham, AL with Derek Hoke
  • Sept 14th Tuesday 9pm: 5spot with Derek Hoke.
  • Sept 17th Friday 2-6pm: Robert’s Western World with DB Harris.
  • Sept 18th Saturday: Rhythm & Roots Festival, Bristol TN with Derek Hoke
  • Sept 19th Sunday: Rhythm & Roots Festival, Bristol TN with Derek Hoke
  • Sept 21st Tuesday 9pm: 5spot with Derek Hoke
  • Sept 24th Friday 2-6pm: Robert’s Western World with DB Harris
  • Sept 25th Saturday 9pm: Private Party-East Nashville with Derek Hoke
  • Sept 26th Sunday 9pm: The Basement with Derek Hoke
  • Sept 28th Tuesday 9pm: 5spot with Derek Hoke

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Here are a few pictures of Derek and I playing a great gig up in Chicago with some of the blokes from one of our favorite bands, The Waco Brothers.

OK September, I smell awesomeness in the air…..

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August Giggage:

Posted in Music, Stuff on August 6, 2010 by bigsmokey

Thursday August 5th: Roberts Western World, Nashville TN. 2-6pm with DB Harris
Friday August 6th: Roberts Western World, Nashville TN. 2-6pm with DB Harris
Sunday August 8th: Red Barn Round-Up, Nashville, TN. 5pm with Derek Hoke
Tuesday August 10th: 5 Spot, Nashville, TN. 9pm with Derek Hoke
Friday August 13th: Roberts Western World, Nashville TN. 2-6pm with DB Harris
Tuesday August 17th: 5 Spot, Nashville, TN. 9pm with Derek Hoke
Friday August 20th: Roberts Western World, Nashville TN. 2-6pm with DB Harris
Tuesday August 24th: 5 Spot, Nashville, TN. 9pm with Derek Hoke
Wednesday August 25th: Music City Roots, Nashville TN. 7pm with Derek Hoke. Tune in at 650AM WSM
Saturday August 28th: Bucktown Arts Festival, Chicago Il. 4pm with Derek Hoke
Tuesday August 31st: 5 Spot, Nashville, TN. 9pm with Derek Hoke

Nocturne Pre-Amp Pedals

Posted in Music, Stuff on August 6, 2010 by bigsmokey

I am proud to have an endorsement with Nocturne Pedals. Tavo Vego is making great handbuilt pre-amp pedals. I use his Dyno-Brain pre-amp and it is awesome. Its one of those pedals that you never want to turn off (and I never do!). Check out Nocturne pedals. It works especially great with my Gretsch 6120DS. It sparkles up the sound just a bit and adds a little punch, clarity and compression while remaining very transparent. It is also great with the telecaster.

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JULY GOODNESS:

Posted in Music, Skateboards, Stuff on July 8, 2010 by bigsmokey

Good Stuff for July:
Two Dollar Tuesdays! Derek Hoke hosts Two Dollar Tuesdays at The 5Spot here in East Nashville. Two dollar cover, two dollar Yazoo Beer, Two Dollar Hot Dogs, great music from Derek and cool acts that he picks out. Tuesdays are awesome again!

Motorhome!
Nashville’s newest awesomely unholy hybrid of Metal and Country makes its debut at Foobar on Saturday July 10th. Rock to the latest crossover craze MOTORHOME!

DB Harris & The Men of Action continue their residency at Robert’s Western World every Friday Afternoon from 2-6pm. Come on down for some excellent classic country covers as well as great originals guaranteed to make you dance or cry in your beer, or both!

Alright July, keep being AWESOME.

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.

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