New Custom Longboard

I just finished this for a friend whose son is a big King Crimson fan and a longboarder. This one is a classic 42 inch cruiser with Independent 169 Trucks and Bennett Alligator wheels. I wish I could take it out for a spin but I want to leave it pristine as possible…

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Hey! Here’s My June Giggage Calendar:

June 4th Friday 2-6pm: Roberts Western World with DB Harris -Nashville, TN

June 5th Saturday 10pm: Robert’s Western World with The East Nashville All-Stars -Nashville, TN

June 10th Thursday 10am-2pm: Roberts Western World with Dave Cox -Nashville, TN

June 11th Friday 10am-2pm: Roberts Western World with Dave Cox -Nashville, TN

June 11th Friday 2-6pm: Roberts Western World with DB Harris -Nashville, TN

June 11th Friday 9pm: Station Inn with Derek Hoke -Nashville, TN

June 12th Saturday 9pm: Machiavelli’s with Derek Hoke -Bristol, VA

June 16th Wednesday 2-6pm: Roberts Western World with David Graham -Nashville, TN

June 18th Friday 2-6pm: Roberts Western World with DB Harris -Nashville, TN

June 19th Saturday 9pm: Family Wash with Derek Hoke -East Nashville, TN

June 20th Sunday 2pm: Private Function with The Johnson Family Singers -Waynesboro, VA

June 24th Thursday 9pm: 12 South Taproom with Derek Hoke -Nashville, TN

June 25th Friday 2-6pm: Roberts Western World with DB Harris -Nashville, TN

June 29th Tuesday 8pm: 5 Spot with Derek Hoke – East Nashville, TN

June 30th Wednesday 2-6pm: Roberts Western World with David Graham -Nashville, TN

May Performance Schedule-

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

Pedalboards -n- Pedalboards

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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Free Big Smokey Music Download

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.