Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Blue Rover goes to Texas

We had a great time playing a "barn-warming" party out in Texas on the weekend of October 20, 2012!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Bright Angel Canyon -- original mountain dulcimer music

Here's our studio recording of Bright Angel Canyon, a new piece for the band that we've been playing live since this summer.

The "visual music" video here is the result of some heavy tampering with the actual footage we shot of the recording session performance. That footage was accidentally out of focus, but it responded well to treatment.

The dulcimers in this recording are tuned DAA, though I've switched to playing it in a GDD or DGD tuning at our live shows.

The title of the song is taken from of the major areas of the Grand Canyon up around the North Rim. To me, the way the music opens up into the bridge sections feels a bit like the way your mind opens up to the vista of the canyon when you emerge from a trail onto a view.

Monday, October 8, 2012