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Gary Peters


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Post  Posted 15 Sep 2020 9:14 am    
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Hi All

As part of my ongoing electronica-steel guitar project (which is bound to make me a small fortune...and I mean small), here's another track from what one day will be a full-blown electronica album. Regardless of the music (which you can love, like or hate) I think this recording relates to a thread on the British Steelies Society on what amps people are using. This is my Traynor YCV40 valve combo which is barely used by steel players but sounds pretty funky to my (highly prejudiced) ears, although it might not cut it in a live setting. It is a pretty impressive 40 watts though. Anyway...

https://soundcloud.com/user-581188416/norfolk

Thanks for listening

Gary
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Lee Baucum


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Post  Posted 15 Sep 2020 9:38 am    
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Thanks for posting! I enjoyed it.
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Gary Peters


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Post  Posted 15 Sep 2020 9:55 am     New Grooves
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Thanks Lee

Actually, so did I!!

Keep on listening...I need it.

G
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Bill Sinclair


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Post  Posted 15 Sep 2020 3:07 pm    
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I'm enjoying these as well, Gary. The drummer in a jump blues band I'm in is into making music with sequencers and wants me to join him on sax and lap steel. Very different from our regular gig music. Could be fun!
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Gary Peters


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Post  Posted 16 Sep 2020 1:58 am     grooves
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Thanks Bill, much appreciated. Yes, I'm sure you'll have fun taking the steel into that terrain. I've been trying for ages to get my old friend (a world-class sax player) over to do some sax/steel duo recordings. Being a working musicians with zero gigs thanks to the dreaded COVID, I doubt he can even afford the train fare at the moment (it really is tragic) but hopefully soon. I'm sure the steel forum can't wait!!

Thanks again, it's great to know that someone out there is tuning in every now and again.

Gary
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Nic Sanford

 

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Post  Posted 16 Sep 2020 6:46 am    
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That's a great sound.
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Bill McCloskey

 

Post  Posted 16 Sep 2020 7:00 am    
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Gary Peters


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Post  Posted 16 Sep 2020 7:34 am     Grooves
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Thanks Bill and Nic...much appreciated. More to come soon, I am in fact in a bit of a groove myself at the moment, so it's nice to have a few listeners to keep my solitary hours of playing meaningful.

Gary
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Adam Tracksler


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Post  Posted 20 Sep 2020 5:10 pm    
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Sounds great. Love it.
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Glenn Demichele


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Post  Posted 20 Sep 2020 5:27 pm    
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Very nice.
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Gary Peters


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Post  Posted 20 Sep 2020 11:30 pm     More Electro-Steel Grooves
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Thanks to all of you who have replied...much appreciated

For those who might have missed my other post, here are the links to 2 videos where I'm 'rehearsing' for the final recording that you've heard. Given they're recorded on my camera, the sound is not as good, but as they're preparatory, they're looser and better in places (also worse in places too, but hey!)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aleOHC8Qat8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Er2GfLm4dE

Thanks Again

Gary
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Adam Tracksler


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Maine, USA
Post  Posted 22 Sep 2020 3:03 am    
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These are great. They king of remind me of the Greyboy Allstars and that late 90s acid jazz groove.
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Gary Peters


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Post  Posted 22 Sep 2020 3:18 am     grooves
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Thanks Adam...and thanks for the tip...I like the sound of the Greyboy Allstars...especially as they seem to have spelt grey correctly...Ha!! I'll check them out.

Cheers

G
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Scott Akers


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Texas, USA
Post  Posted 22 Sep 2020 3:21 am    
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I really like this. Looking forward to hearing more.
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Gary Peters


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Post  Posted 22 Sep 2020 7:28 am     grooves
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Thanks Scott...I'm working on it...as we speak.

Gary
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Fred Treece


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California, USA
Post  Posted 22 Sep 2020 9:54 am    
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Wow, that is such a cool sound! A new fan here.

Just curious, from a compositional standpoint, it sounds very improvised and spur of the moment, which I’m sure is due to your ability and artistry, but...how much of the steel playing actually is improvised?
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Ron Shalita


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California, USA
Post  Posted 22 Sep 2020 10:02 am    
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I really liked it too nice work
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Gary Peters


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United Kingdom
Post  Posted 22 Sep 2020 10:28 am     grooves
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Thanks Fred and Ron, really appreciate your interest.

In answer to Fred: 100% improvised. The two links below might give you some context!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Philosophy-Improvisation-Gary-Peters/dp/0226662780

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Improvising-Improvisation-Philosophy-Music-Literature/dp/022645262X

In a nutshell: I spent many years philosophizing about improvisation and was dismissed (by some) as an academic out of touch with 'real' performance. So I jacked all of the writing in and set to work on showing all of those SOBs just how wrong they were!! Pathetic really, but hey, my steel playing has definitely improved!!

Thanks again...appreciate it.

Gary
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