The Friday Factor – Lingo – 3/5/2011

Every musician that I’ve met has gone through the same situation in some fashion. We’ve all had those gigs where either the crowd was absent, literally, or was there but didn’t care to watch or take part in the show. We also know that sometimes those nights are some of the best shows or “rehearsals” that the band does, when all preconceptions and predeterminations are tossed aside, and the band just plays and tests the limits of their craft. This show was one of those nights for Lingo. Thanks to “Taper” Steve Kwarten who decided to come out and see …..more →

The Friday Factor (Repost) – Ancient Harmony – 4/13/2007

Here’s a quick tidbit. My process for Friday Factor shows deals with digital fate. I mathematically, randomly pick which show I would like to work on for the Friday Factor. Sometimes, the show that pops up from my stash just happens to be a show that is not only already up on Archive for all to hear, but in good enough quality too. A prime example of this is today’s Friday Factor of Ancient Harmony live at Charlie O’ Corley’s in Valdosta, GA on April 13, 2007. Uploaded by Marcus P, this is a classic Harmony show from what we …..more →

The Friday Factor – Blues Olympics 5-16-2007

It was a simple concept. A drummer (who sings) and a bass player, holding down the rhythm to blues or blues-formatted songs, while everyone else blow people’s minds with unrelenting solos after solos after solos. And it worked! A brief history. When word got out that I was moving to Athens, GA in February 2005, Park Bench Trio drummer Rick Williams contacted me about this unique blues concept he wanted to try out with me on keys. With fellow bassist Stephen Simmons on board, he picked up John “Wayne” Tuggle and Scott Low on guitars. One night at Nowhere Bar …..more →