The last Billy Bragg show of the summer…

Woke up this morning and made the long drive back from Brighton to Manchester. The reason why was to play the last show of the summer with Billy Bragg at the Together The People festival.

We had a great show with a great audience. It’s always a pleasure to play a gig like that and a nice end to a great summer of shows. It was also great to catch up with Billy and hear about the shows he’s been playing with Joe Henry in Denmark and to talk about the next run of shows starting at the Union Chapel, London and heading up to Scottland for a short tour. 

I also took the opertunity to head to London on the way down to pick a peice of Pedal Steel Guitar history… Let’s just say Sneeky Pete would be proud. 

Stay tuned to hear more about this and shows. Don’t forget to check my out Instagram, Facebook and Twitter too!

   
 

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How to turn a Pedal Steel into a Hammond Organ 

Today I’ve been working on a little mod for my Strymon Lex. An amazing guitar pedal and perfect for the Pedal Steel Guitar! I wanted to make a switch to change the speed of the rotary effect and after a few tries and burnt fingers, got it right!

A big thanks to Pedal Steel master Jon Graboff for helping me out with this one. I noticed he had made one in an interview back in 2011. He kindly gave me a lot of advice on this project.

Here’s a raw example of what it does. Feel free to comment or message me about it.

Live Nation, Lauren Housley

Last week i had the chance to play with Lauren Housley at the Live Nation office in London. We set up the same as the radio station (see previous BBC Radio post) ¬†and played three tracks for the office workers. More exciting news from this in the future!! but, for now heres a little photo of the session… Also nice to take a small amp out for once, my cream Fender Pro Junior and Strymon Flint for a splash of Reverb.

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