Let's get right to the big news of the moment. I am a D'Addario Artist! Through the years, so much has changed in the way of gear, and music styles, but I've always used D'Addario strings, pretty much from the beginning. I've never endorsed any other string, and they're the only string I've ever used, so this is an amazing thing for me. I've always been of a mind to only endorse something that I use. So this is the culmination of many decades of hard work. Rock with Soul Asylum....EXL 170's. Upright on Home For The Holidays...Helicore Hybrids. Tenor guitar with Amy Helm....yes, Phosphor Bronze. Flatwounds with The Demolition String Band...of course, Chromes. All these instruments have been strung with D'Addario strings. I'd like to send a shout out to Reggie and Mike V for making it happen, and giving me the confidence to approach the company that I've always used.
Alright, I'm back! Had a great time playing with Billy Hector last night at a brand new venue in New Jersey, The Union Firehouse in Mt Holly. Beautiful space, great sound system and gear. I hope we get a chance to play there again.
Now it's off to do a Halloween concert with kids artist Laurie Berkner. Wish me luck!