"Milkstache Blues"



"Milkstache Blues" is a tune I wrote and recorded on my Dancing With No Shoes On CD. This is a song I use for my children's music programs. There is a long introduction I do for this song, and it ends with me reaching into an imaginary cookie jar only to find that someone has eaten all my cookies! Usually there will be a child in the audience who happily claims responsibility. We have a lot of fun with it!


For this recording/video I went back to my friend Brud at Fremont Recording. He does a great job while working quickly and keeping things simple. When we do an acoustic demo like this one, we just set up Mabel—that's Brud's vintage Neumannn U47. What a great microphone! We record to tape, bounce it to ProTools, and then Brud edits together video from his iPhone and GoPro camera.


The guitar I'm using in this video is my Martin CEO-7. The more I play this guitar, the more I like it. It isn't a big guitar, and it is very comfortable to play late at night sitting on the couch. With its Adirondack spruce top and mahogany back and sides, the little CEO-7  puts out a bigger, richer sound than you might expect. I practice flatpicking fiddle tunes on it, and it shines as a fingerstyle blues machine. I received it as a partial trade for the Bourgeois Vintage OM that I used in my "South Branch" video. I do too much guitar swapping. However, I don't see this one leaving my hands.



There are two more videos that we recorded at this same session, and I will be posting those here in the next couple weeks.


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