I love Christmas parties! There I said it. Especially if they are full of good music. On Tuesday December 21st we are having the Christmas edition of Derek Hoke’s Two Dollar Tuesdays at The 5 Spot in East Nashville. Derek’s group, The Christmas Carol Channings will be backing most of the guests and playing Christmas Instrumentals. There will be many great musical guests to ring in the Holidays such as Paul Burch, Jacob Jones, Melissa Mathes, Bradford Lee Folk, Scott Simontacchi, and Alex Caress. As always it is a Two Dollar cover, Two Dollar Yazoo Beers and Two Dollar Hot Dogs.
Well- I am back in the Pedal Steel Business. After a year and a half long break from the Pedal Steel found I missed it way too much. Well – I have a new Bud! A 1973 Sho Bud 6139 single neck. I am feeling a bit a rusty but really digging it. I’ll be making my pedal steel return on Friday night, November 5th with Derek Hoke at the Gram Parsons tribute at The Five Spot. Hope to see y’all there and don’t forget to vote!
I need to buy a pedal steel for a new musical project. Sorry, I am not interested in trades at the moment unless it is toward a Pedal Steel. For local pickups I am happy to negotiate the price.
Fender Banjo FB-58 Very Good Condition. Recent set up from Big Al’s Guitarworks in Nashville. New Schaller Scruggs Tuners on Strings 2&3 (95$). Only issue is that some one put a strap pin hole in the heel of the neck. This can easily be filled. New hardshell case (75$). String 5 is spiked at 7, 9, 10 frets.
Comes with extra strings, wrench, Sliding 5th string capo (I took it off as I like the spikes better.),
and capo. These list at $775 with a street price of $600.
$400 obo Shipped and Paypal’d in the CONUS.
Michael Kelly F-Style Mandolin Legacy Plus Very good Condition. K&K Pickup. Gig Bag. Extra Strings. Great Sounding Mando. Lists at $900 street price $600. Note: There is a dark streak in the grain that runs the length of the neck which is only that. It is not a crack. 48 hour inspection period to buyer for their satisfaction.
$400 obo Shipped and Paypal’d in the CONUS.
Danelectro 63 RI Baritone Shoreline Gold. Excellent condition. Never gigged. With Gig Bag and spare strings.
$300 obo Shipped and Paypal’d in the CONUS.
If you are interested in any of these please contact me: bigsmokey AT bigsmokey DOT com … Thanks!
Just finished a new longboard. The Buckaroo #2. Its already sold, kind of. I am giving the customer a choice of buying the Buckaroo #2 or The Buckeroo #1 at a deep discount. These are great garage bombers and all around hill carving boards. Contact me if you want me to make you one…
The photo above shows the slight design differences between the boards. They both are right around 40″ long and a bit under 10″ wide. #1 (left) has a shorter wheelbase, and a slight kick tail making it a bit more nimble and versatile. #2 has a longer wheelbase making it a bit more stable at higher speeds… Both are concave with a slight upturned nose for responsive front truck turning.
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
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…..
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
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.
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!
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.
I just built a 70’s style cruiser Skateboard. Kind of a short longboard. Single kick, flat deck old school fun. Seven ply hard-rock maple deck with a 70’s style template reminiscent of the Logan Earth Ski. Set up with modern hardware and wheels so it performs on the street, on the slalom course, in the park, on a ramp, etc. This one is for sale at $150. The wheels are Rainskates Tsunami’s, the best all purpose road wheel that I have ever ridden, and its set up with Khiro wedges, Indy 139 trucks, Bones Red Bearings, and Khiro Hardware. All top of the line stuff. I think the board looks super cool with the blue and orange vintage surfboard style graphic. Drop me a line if you are interested.
I made this new vert/ramp/ditch/pool skate for sale maybe, or for myself. Its 33″x10″ with a 17″ wheelbase. Its set up with Indy 169 trucks, Rainskates Mid-Tsunamis 95a wheels, Bones Reds bearings, and Khiro hardware. Should be a great park/ramp/pool board, and with softer wheels it would make a cool garage/ditch bomber. If you are interested in it, please email me soon as I am very tempted to ride it and mess it all up!