St. James Infirmary - Willie and the Specters

4:45 minutes (4.39 MB)

Here is another tune from the same Specters Project - our contribution to the long list of versions of St. James Infirmary. Again, personnel was Kyle Tennis (guitar), Kari Larsen (mando), JT Bates (drums), Jeff Buckley (bass), Clint Hoover (harmonica), Bruce Henry (vocal), and myself lapsteel



Willie and the Specters - Herido do Sombras

4:11 minutes (3.83 MB)

From the same project as Ghost of a Chance - great players (Kari Larson, Kyle Tennis, James Buckley, Lee Blaske, Marc Anderson, Bobby Ekstrand, JT Bates)

I need to develop better intonation, freer phrasing, and vibrato, but each recording is a snapshot of where you are on the journey at that moment



Ghost of a Chance

3:47 minutes (3.46 MB)

I recorded this a while back with Lee Blaske on piano in Minneapolis

Ke Kali Ne Au

4:07 minutes (5.65 MB)

Butchered this one from memory, my parents used to do this for weddings and shows. Played on a 1935 Oahu acoustic I got from Tom Warner a couple years ago.....sadly only the 2nd time I have had time to pull it out. D tuning.

Everybody Wants to Rule the World for solo Dobro/Weissenborn

2:43 minutes (2.49 MB)

Here's another tune from my upcoming book of solo acoustic arrangements for Weissenborn or Dobro ... the Tears For Fears classic, "Everybody Wants to Rule the World. 

I can play it but haven't worked it up to performance quality yet so this is MIDI output of the music in D6th tuning (same as open D with the 2nd string raised to B: D B F# D A D (hi to low). This tune has a bit more guitar-like flavor than most of my steel arrangements because you hold bar positions in place while the right hand plays triplet figures - it's almost like a jig in that respect. All the songs in the book are in standard notation and tablature.

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Flatland Drive Bluegrass Band "Those Two Blue Eyes"

4:30 minutes (4.12 MB)

From our latest CD, recorded at Patuxtent Studios in Rockville, MD.  The breakdown on the resonator, Appalachian Koa L body,Beard Legend Cone, Schoonover Modular Spider with maple/ebonex,EJ42 strings into a Neumann U87 and KM184.

I Heard the Bells

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3:00 minutes (3.44 MB)

This is my favorite carol. I recorded this nizagara a few years ago for a compilation Christmas album. I sing the song and play the guitar and overdubbed the dobro in the background. The extended outro is all dobro instead of reprising the vocal. It's a haunting song and the dobro accentuates the feel, IMHO. I hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas! :) 

Lindamon#16 demo

3:54 minutes (5.35 MB)

This is a demo of Lindamon #16, "Big Red" a quilted sapele guitar. Thanks for listening!

Table for two by Rene Meave

3:24 minutes (3.9 MB)

Just got the CD Sunday I recorded on in May for Rene Meave.

Harlow Jumbo Cherry



Lindamon#14 demo 2

2:17 minutes (4.19 MB)

Another demo of Lindamon #14, this one in standard tuning. I thought prednisone the low E made the guitar a little more heavy on the low end than it is in real life. I have to say the highs don't sound as good on the recording as they do live, I'm not sure why that is. The guitar really has a piano like feel!

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