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Big News, I hired Studio VU LLC to design my studio right! He did Cindy Lauper’s and Grand Master Flash’s recording studios as well as many other notable clients. I will have video and sound ready to record at a moment notice.

Eventually I will do podcasts and compose music. This is a project studio. not for hire. But, if you think you have something I would be interested in, Let me no in about two months {today is august 20th}.

Finally after some tuff physical recovery, I’m starting to practice again and will be taking lesson from Mark Hummel and others to improve my technique on the harmonica.

My Recording studio is almost completed, This will be a project studio to produce my music and other artist I want to collaborate with. No longer open to the public.

I am working on two new albums. I play in many different genres. And I work with many different bands.

So I decided to produce or co-produce these projects with new or original arrangements of tracks I like.

This includes the Brooklyners, two different blues projects, one with brother Dave, electric blues and jump swing. The other with Michaela Gomez and david langlois, prewar blues.

I’m also working on some electronic and worldbeat tracks.

Nikki Armstrong and Greg Baker and I are collaborating on lyrics.

I’m working with Bob Stander and Crag Randel to notable producers.

I’m also remixing two tracks, one is “the boat goes to the bottom” by zap mama and also a track by Afrika Bambaataa.

I’m collaborating with so many musicians that it would be silly to list them here for now.

But I’m looking forward to getting these done in a timely manner, the right way!

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I’m working with Nikki Armstrong co writing for her up coming album. We’re also working on a track called “We Declare Peace”!

I’m also working with Sarah Herliani Saputri from Indonesia and her partner on some cool fusion of Downtempo and some of their countries’s indigenous music.

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I plan on producing my first full length album this year too. This will focus on my harmonica and feature different groups that demonstrate the different genre and sound I’ve created the music.

Along with the new music written for these projects, I’ve invested in custom harmonicas from Blue moon harmonicas Custom Marine Band 1896, Corian Comb, Set up for Overblows and Overdraws, “Blues Tuning” and Custom Suzuki Manji, Corian Comb, Set up for Overblows and Overdraws, “Jazz Tuning” and Sydel harmonicas costumed by Greg Jones. And costuming two amplifiers and vintages microphones.

Amps-

1949 Epitome guitar Amplifier
Gibson GA 5 Skylark (1959)
Lone Wolf Harp Train 10
Space Tone 6V6 se Amp
ZT Lunchbox Acoustic 2-Channel Acoustic Guitar / Vocal Amplifier

Vintage Harmonica Microphones
– Astatic JT-30 & W30 B Series Brown Bullet & Brown Bisket
– RCA CX56A (vm828)
– Sure Bullet microphone
– Unidyne 3 5455

Pedals
– Boss direct box
– Hall of Fame Reverb TC Electronic
– Signal Pad Electro-harmonix
– The Squeal Killer
– Ten Ban EQ MXR
– PS-3 Digital Pitch Shifter/Delay
– Yellow Fall Delay

1949 Epitome guitar Amplifier

Here is some history I found: “Valco was a prolific manufacturer of guitars, guitar amplifiers, and other musical instruments from the 1940s through 1967”

“In the 1940s, Valco was formed by three business partners and former owners of the National Dobro Company; Victor Smith, Al Frost, and Louis Dopyera. The company name was a combination of the three partner’s first initials (V. A. L.) plus the common abbreviation for company (Co.).

Side Note; Brothers Louis, Robert and John Dopyera previously formed the Dobro Manufacturing Company in 1928. “Dobro” is both a contraction of “Dopyera brothers” and a word meaning “good” in their native Slovak language. An early company motto was “Dobro means good in any language.” (brother John invented the resonator guitar).

Valco manufactured Spanish acoustic guitars, metal-faced resonator guitars, electric lap steel guitars, and vacuum tube amplifiers under a variety of brand names including Supro, Airline, Oahu, National, and others. They also made amplifiers under contract for several other companies such as Gretsch, Danelectro, Harmony, Bronson, Dickerson, McKinney and Kay, and others. In the 1960s they began producing solid body electric guitars.

One of the oldest guitar amp companies on the planet.

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