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I just got back from another visit to Maury’s Music to shoot guitar demos, “And boy are my arms tired!”
Bushwick Book Club – Meat Cake Bible by Dame Darcy
Here is the tune Wax Wolf, with lyrics by Henry Tenney and music by your humble Spoon, inspired by Meat Cake Bible, the recently released collection of Dame Darcy’s macabre alt-comic Meat Cake, video by Dame Darcy.
Blow Hole Theater – August 23
The seasonal variety show that goes back to the 1980s surfaces to send up another spout of talent, music, comedy, and impersonations of barnyard animals
Barbes, Brooklyn 6:30 – 9:30
Co-hosted by your humble Spoon
Martinfest 2017 – August 3 – 7
Saturday Aug. 5 – Main Stage at Martin on Main, Nazareth, PA.
I will be doing my own stuff at 1:30, and playing with the Paul Ukena Trio at 2:30
Sunday Aug. 6 – Boro Park, Nazareth, PA
Paul Ukena Trio – approx. 1:00
“It was a total blast!” recalls former spokesmodel
Check out these and other revealing guitar demonstration videos at Maury’s Music’s YouTube Channel
Off to the wilds of the Panther Valley and Coaldale, Pennsylvania, to shoot some guitar demonstration videos for Maury’s Music
This will be my first opportunity to see the new Martin 0-18 and compared it directly to the 00-18. Awesome!
Friday, March 17, 2017 – St. Patrick’s Day with the Highland Shatners!
Paul Ukena Trio Website
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Bushwick Book Club
I was happy to accept an invitation to accompany Henry Tenney at the June Bushwick Book Club, featuring songs inspired by David Lynch’s autobiographical work.
June 8, 2016
Counter Evolution in New York’s famous Manhattan
Tennessee Williams Inspires New Music
Monday night The Bushwick Book Club at Superfine in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
The poster said 8, BUT the official start time is 7pm/SUNSET with a new conceptual piece by Marc Buchy.
St. Patrick’s Day with the Highland Shatners
Thursday March 17 – 7:30
627 5th Ave near 17th St. in Brooklyn
We will be playing unplugged acoustic in the main bar near the piano
The R train to Prospect Av (which is 15th St.) at 4th Ave. and Freddy’s is between 17th and 18th St. on 5th Ave.
But the 5th Ave. bus from Park Slope is leisurely and drops you off right across the street.
So come get your Irish on with the Highland Shatners, even though we play Scottish music and stuff from Star Trek.
The Winter NAMM show opens Thursday in sunny Southern California.
I am off to the frigid snowfields of Nazareth, PA and the Martin Guitar Factory to get a hands-on look at the 2016 models.
My exclusive reviews will be appearing at
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But I intend to find time to further expand and improve on the new version to tspguitar.com
So check in from time to time and see how it’s shaping up!
Not all guitars are created equal
1930 Martin OM-45 Deluxe (photo: Robert Corwin)