MDuckett’s nineteen comments

  • Re: Question about session accompaniment

    I've recently moved to Chicago--no wasteland of talented musicians, and I'm a bit reluctant to hit new sessions simply because I want to be cautious and sensitive to session dynamic the same way I'd want to try to be cautious and sensitive to the melody i... more…

  • Re: Question about session accompaniment

    I play guitar primarily and this is exactly why I find it difficult to find new sessions. I feel like walking in with a guitar case is met with groans or eye rolls, and honestly I hold my breath when I see it too. Of course, I watch other guitar players v... more…

  • Actually, there is a session

    I guess I jumped the gun a bit. That was the "opening act." There is a mic'ed session at 10:30. Open session, I think, but space onstage is scarce. more…

  • Not a session

    Here on a Thursday, and it's a gig (singer-songwriter), most definitely not a session. Too bad—it's a cozy little dive. more…

  • Re: MP3 Sharing

    Wow. Didn't anybody ever dub tapes back in the day? I never recalled it being much of a moral quandry back then. To be honest, some of the best music in my collection came from tapes people made for me, stuff you don't see too often nowadays. Kinda th... more…

  • Session-sharing?

    If you are able to play rhythm or backing instruments, I'd certainly look into a GarageBand or similar program, depending on your platform. You could throw down a rhythm track and loop it. Also, there are many recording devices that frequently get discuss... more…

  • Re: Progressive Trad vs. Pure Trad

    Mr. Gill -- HA! That's exactly the one I was thinking of. Well, that and the one with Tommy Maguire. more…

  • Re: Progressive Trad vs. Pure Trad

    Anyway, back to the discussion.... more…

  • Re: Milwaukee Irish Fest 2k7

    I agree. Eddi Reader was quite a surprise hit for me. Not that I was surprised that she would be good, but I didn't realize she was touring with John McCusker (!), Boo Hewerdine (!!), and Alan Kelly(!), all of whom are superb musicians. I almost though... more…

  • Re: Foot tapping

    I'm surprised by the general disdain for foot-tapping. I've always enjoyed it, and I know some musicians who must have some pretty heavy heels, because they can thump away even barefoot. more…