The Joy of playing Live.

September 21st, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized

I am the luckiest guy in the world in that I get to do what I love for a living.

Of course I also realize that hard work brings a lot of luck and for 27 years I have “wrassled” and tugged away at my guitar to try and get it to do what I hear in my head.

My friend Clint Strong told me you should always try and be the worst guy in your band.

That was good advice as you always want to be on your toes and what better way than have some heavy cats in your corner and with you on the dais. I also work hard on my guitar so it’s challenge I enjoy that brings out the best in me as a player.

Here is some footage from a recent show with some of my favorite guys to play with; John Carruth a great drummer and a hell of a listener. He hears everything and John and bassist Mikel Combs have a long history of playing together and it shows. Pete Weise is another excellent guitarist with great tone and timbres. His style is very different than mine. I remember that is something that Mikel used to encourage us to capitalize on early on in rehearsals. Enjoy!

All The Best,

Eric

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