THE LURK UPDATE
The last two weeks have found me over on Vancouver Island twice. Once was for a skateboard tour (yes, I am pretty old for it, but I still get out there) and the other was for visit to my parents. On both occasions I was able to get together with my friend Russ Morland, for whom I made the “Lurk” CBG for.
Russ is a very busy so for me to get to hook up with him twice in a row to play some music is nothing short of amazing.
The first time was during the Nanaimo stop of the skateboard tour. This is Russ’ home now, so it wasn’t too hard to track him down. We decided to send the team I was travelling with off to the peelers ( that is what early 20 something skateboarders love to do while on the road, apparently. ) while I would head over to Russ’ house for a few hours of music sharing. I must say, I knew Russ was dabbling in folk music, but I had no idea how good he was or wasn’t. Apparently he has been spending quite a bit of time playing because he blew me away with his ability and creativeness. Thumbs up Russ! While he plays mostly on a reg. guitar, he has been fiddling around with his cigar box quite a bit. Here is a little blues he came up with at the end of the night.
The second time we got together was on Gabriola Island. I brought my family over there to spend some time with my parents. As always they threw little musical get together. They always invite a bunch musicians and friends over for an evening of music and good times, when I make it over there. I invited Russ over to partake and to my surprise he showed up and he brought his cigar box guitar! Everyone enjoyed his music and he started the evening off with a little instrumental on his WS Bluesbox. It was really cool to see and hear one of my creations being used in this kind of setting.
Here Russ playing a version of the same blues piece he played above, at the party.
Here are a few pictures of Russ playing the “Lurk” and of the two of us jamming together during one of the evenings songs. Sorry the pictures are a little low quality but I was using my phone there was poor lighting.
Here is another low quality picture of the party that night. I just wanted you to see the kind of setting we get to play in during these parties. Sometimes there is so many people there that there is hardly room to play your instrument. Always a great time.
While I was on Gabriola, My Dad and I got in the workshop and were able to finish another guitar. I always enjoy working on these projects with my old man. I will get a post up on it shortly.
I will leave you with this picture of my Dads Washburn guitar and his Dulcimer, which he made. No real reason for this other than I like his guitar and that the dulcimer looks really cool. It sounds cool too.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot. If you would like to check out more of Russ’ art work, click this link;
Posted on July 25, 2012, in guitars, Music, musicians, my guitars and tagged 3 string guitar, blues, blues guitar, blues jam, Cigar box guitar, craig williams, dulcimer, Folk instruments, folk music, Gabriola island, guitar, hand made guitar, instruments, lurk, musical instruments, russ morland, three string guitar, ws bluesbox. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.