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by jwmartin
April 30th, 2014, 12:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Been away awhile
Replies: 1
Views: 3406

Been away awhile

Hey everyone. It's been awhile since I last logged on. Had a lot of change going on, music and otherwise. Band-wise, Undercover is no more. One of our guitarists wanted to take a short break while he got married and moved into a new house. A one month break turned into several months and there were ...
by jwmartin
July 31st, 2013, 5:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: RIP JJ Cale
Replies: 2
Views: 3153

Re: RIP JJ Cale

My band had a gig Saturday night and we played Cocaine in his honor.
by jwmartin
July 17th, 2013, 8:13 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Teaching band members a song...
Replies: 3
Views: 2634

Re: Teaching band members a song...

We are all adults and expect each other to learn the song on their own time, but like you say, not everyone catches every little detail. We just play through it in practice and when I, or someone else, notices something, we'll either stop the song there if it's major or wait til the end if it's some...
by jwmartin
July 13th, 2013, 10:59 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: What's Happening Everyone?
Replies: 25
Views: 7019

Re: What's Happening Everyone?

Still playing, mostly bass. The band is still going strong. We had a lull between April and June due to some of us travelling and we didn't beat the bushes to book any gigs. We started hitting up some of our places and we have 3 gigs over the next 3 weeks. I'm getting ready to pack up for one tonigh...
by jwmartin
July 13th, 2013, 10:51 am
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: Blackbird Studio Nashville?
Replies: 2
Views: 2869

Re: Blackbird Studio Nashville?

It's a very well known and respected studio around here. Congrats to your daughter!
by jwmartin
June 17th, 2013, 3:00 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Nashville Blues?
Replies: 2
Views: 1183

Re: Nashville Blues?

Let me know next time you are in town. There's some great little blues spots, including an open jam in a BBQ joint north east of the city.
by jwmartin
May 14th, 2013, 8:17 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Bad ears then what?
Replies: 16
Views: 4050

Re: Bad ears then what?

I've never had a very good ear. Whenever I'm learning a song, I always look online for the chords. I started taking vocal lessons from a friend about a month or so ago. The first week, we didn't do any singing. He just had me play the C major scale (in all different modes) all over the neck of my gu...
by jwmartin
April 16th, 2013, 7:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Gig Report: Southern Roots @The Ville, Or Jinxed Again!
Replies: 4
Views: 2156

Re: Gig Report: Southern Roots @The Ville, Or Jinxed Again!

That is terrible. All the work of setting up and tearing down has to be balanced by the fun of playing live. Setup + soundcheck = 3 hours, and loadout usually takes about half that. A four hour show means we're on-site for 8 hours. Plus our singer had a 1 1/2 hour drive each way. We were NOT happy ...
by jwmartin
April 14th, 2013, 4:13 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Your favourite covers!
Replies: 18
Views: 4765

Re: Your favourite covers!

Hendrix's All Along the Watchtower is, IMHO, better than Bob Dylan's original.
Damon Johnson (from Brother Cane) does a very cool acoustic version of Working Man Blues (Haggard).
Chris Cornell's slowed down, bluesy version of Billie Jean is very cool.
by jwmartin
April 14th, 2013, 6:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: Gig Report: Southern Roots @The Ville, Or Jinxed Again!
Replies: 4
Views: 2156

Re: Gig Report: Southern Roots @The Ville, Or Jinxed Again!

That is terrible. All the work of setting up and tearing down has to be balanced by the fun of playing live.
by jwmartin
April 13th, 2013, 9:16 am
Forum: Online Jams and Collaborations
Topic: Haven't had a jam in a while...here's a backing track
Replies: 7
Views: 4574

Re: Haven't had a jam in a while...here's a backing track

Rocket Dog wrote:Hey I'm in, sounds like fun could be had with this. Great backing track.
Cool! Added you to the list in the original post.
by jwmartin
April 13th, 2013, 9:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: Gig report - Undercover at Barefoot Charlie's
Replies: 0
Views: 1067

Gig report - Undercover at Barefoot Charlie's

So, we've been trying to get a gig at this place for a while. It's very convenient to me and our guitar/singer. It's in the same city as where we practice and a mile from guitar/singer's house. It's also an all ages venue as it is a restaurant that also has a bar. There is no stage, just a part of t...
by jwmartin
April 13th, 2013, 8:46 am
Forum: News
Topic: USEAUS @ The Rustic Inn (Ottawa, IL)
Replies: 2
Views: 1514

Re: USEAUS @ The Rustic Inn (Ottawa, IL)

Sounds like a great night! Me and 1 of the other members of my band have been wanting to add some Matchbox 20, but have had resistance from another member. We keep saying it will go over great.
by jwmartin
April 13th, 2013, 6:31 am
Forum: Online Jams and Collaborations
Topic: Haven't had a jam in a while...here's a backing track
Replies: 7
Views: 4574

Re: Haven't had a jam in a while...here's a backing track

Ok, so we got... hammer1: 0:00 - 0:58 boxboy: 0:58 - 1:53 jwmartin: 1:53 - 2:48 So, we still have 2 spots left. I'll wait a couple more days and if we don't get any takers, I'll shrink the backing track down. Just record your guitar separate and send me your track. I'll PM you guys my email or a dro...
by jwmartin
April 5th, 2013, 8:14 pm
Forum: Online Jams and Collaborations
Topic: Haven't had a jam in a while...here's a backing track
Replies: 7
Views: 4574

Haven't had a jam in a while...here's a backing track

Was working on some bass exercises and one of them was "in the style of" Cream's song "Strange Brew". So, I threw a backing drum track down, hit record and jammed a bit. Went back and added some rhythm guitar. Now it's ready for y'all's lead work. Who's up for a jam? I figure everyone take 2 rounds ...