The Shady Tree
Another central component of ‘The Shady Tree’ is the instruments. My goal has been to have at least one high - quality instrument in each of the areas I focus - guitar (acoustic and electric), bass, piano, and drums. At the moment, the highlights include a Japanese made Yamaha U1 upright and a set of vintage Ludwig Standards. It is an exciting time to be a musician. Having started recording on a Tascam 4-Track in the early nineties and then graduating to a Fostex R-8, 1/8 inch reel to reel with a Mackie 1604 VLZ mixer, the current state of technology would have been inconceivable to me back then. While the tools of creation are certainly more accessible, the knowledge of how to effectively use them remains a life-long pursuit.
Try To Be Gentle
“It takes some grace to know when it's over. To act a bit older, and still land on your feet.”
— Try to be Gentle