B1 was bristling with wires and microphones again last night as we wrapped up another session with Final Take recordings. Everyone in the eight o'clock Performance class laid down a multi-track recording of the tune they've been polishing this session. Folks sounded great. And thanks again to Highway RickEy for all the onsite tech and to Al Taylor for the work that begins now - mixing.
Register now for the next session and you'll have the chance to record and to study our next Song of the Session, I Ain't Got You.
- Time to register for classes!
Martin Lang - Amplified Harp Clinic
Real deal Chicago blues harp player Martin Lang dropped by B1 last night, played some killer Little Walter stuff in the Level III class and announced his upcoming May 7 Amplified Harp Clinic.
Martin will be discussing everything from embouchure to amps and even encourages you to bring your rig along. And he's got some amazing special guests - Little Addison who was Magic Sam's harp player, and singer Willie Buck who will talk about what he looks for in a harp player. AND, great BBQ!
Full details and registration info here.
The YMM editor will be on the water next week, so watch for your newsletter later in the week. We've got a substitute correspondent lined up and we'll get you news on Thursday.
- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew