The Thrill Is Gone

I love “The Thrill Is Gone”. It speaks to the human condition so well. I have so many versions of this B.B. King song. When we added it to the band’s set I was in a mind to approach it with a lot of dynamics ala Albert Collins “Cold, Cold, Feeling” so we really bring […]

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Green River

Friday March 9th a group of us from Price Industries are going to be playing a fund raising social in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation (8 pm – 1 am) at Gateway Rec Center, 1717 Gateway Road, tickets are $10 at the door. The band is called Noise Control and we’ve got a bunch […]

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Money

At Yule Rock the Park, the closing set was by Network. Here is the opening tune of our set, the Pink Floyd classic, Money. One of the tricks about this tune is that there are so many small guitar parts all layered. The signal chain on this tune is the Fender Custom Classic -> Diamond […]

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Born Under a Bad Sign

Yet another cut from “Yule Rock the Park!” at the Park Theatre on December 17, 2011. This is one of my favourite Albert King songs, Born Under A Bad Sign. The noise and interference at the Park Theatre can be a bit much with single coil pickups. Listening back to this I’m thinking maybe a […]

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Crosscut Saw

Here is a cut from “Yule Rock the Park!” at the Park Theatre on December 17, 2011. This first set, the blues set, with Bill Kirkpatrick singing. We had the great privilege of having a 3-piece horn section for this event. I don’t think I want to gig without a horn section anymore, it was […]

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Sleepwalk

If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time you will know that I’ve got a pretty good collection of guitars going. I don’t “collect” guitars, rather I expect that every guitar will be a working guitar to be used in live or recording situations. I love the sound of a good Gretsch […]

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Gravity

As our band, Network, has been preparing for a private function next week in Montreal I’ve been recording the practices with my Zoom H1. Here is a little gem from this week’s practice that I think is pretty good. Katherine Penfold – Vocals, Gary Brenner – Keys, Hal Ryckman – Drums, Dave Christianson – Bass, […]

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Guitar Session – One Day

I’m back from vacationing in the Rockies. It was a great time of golfing and fishing and hanging out with the family, but its back to business and back to music. I’m doing a number of gigs with Katherine Penfold in the next two months. This had me going back to some previous session work, […]

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