Connor Kennedy, guitarist from Woodstock, and a member of Steely Dan’s touring band.
Meet LDWs guitarist, Chuck Warda @chuckwarda. In the summer of 2013 a group of Portland, Oregon musicians got together around the love of Talking Heads music. Especially that of the epic 1984 concert film, Stop Making Sense, which they consider to be the most brilliant concert film of all time.
Matt Check, guitarist for Cosmic Karma, began his musical journey playing in his Father’s band at twelve years old. Learning at an early age to be part of a band and to let music breathe and flow, improvisation continues to be a powerful presence in Matt’s guitar playing. Some of his influences as a guitarist are Jerry Garcia, Bela Fleck, Larry Coryell, Allan Holdsworth, and the list goes on.
It’s time for a new guitar amp. But this time, I’m going modular with a separate pre-amp, separate power amp, and separate speaker cabinet. The sound of a Fender Twin Reverb amp became a point of reference, as I had played through them at rehearsal spaces, and have some of my favorite guitar players. However, my checklist has the following requirements: light weight, easy to move around, loud, lots of headroom, and good clean tone.
Born out of the love and inspiration of their favorite Band, Catfish John is a collective of serious players looking to express their affection and respect for the music of The Grateful Dead. They are artists giving a unique take on the music of The Grateful Dead. Catfish John performs raucous, intuitive, wide-open jams, with stunning guitar and tight vocal harmonies that compliment and complete their big full sound.
Left On Wilson has been bringing tasty grooves to engage your ear holes and move your feet since 2016. Their well crafted original material spans time and space while carefully chosen covers freckle the soundscape.
"First thoughts: this guitar is light and a breeze to play. Fretwork has been improved over the years at the Phred finishing shop here in the States (the guitars themselves are constructed overseas and sent back for final setups), and the neck is nice and comfy. The floating bridge is solid, and the ebony tailpiece is better finished than we expected. A nice, classy touch for an instrument like this."
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A friend suggested he listen to “the Grateful Dead’s rhythm guitarist Bob Weir, he’s different, I think you’ll like what he does.” Yup. Loved his work ever since. Saw the Grateful Dead for the first time a year later along with David Perkins (whom he still performs with in Gettin' Weir'd and Last Fair Deal ) along with a considerable chunk of their senior year classmates.