Category: Musicians’ Corner

My New Organ Clone

I play Hammond console organs, the kind whose best known exemplar is the famous B-3. There are lots of different console models that are electrically and sonically identical to the B-3, but in addition to their functional similarities, they have another important thing in common when it comes to gigging with them: They are BIG…


The Greatest Feel-Fake in Rock and Roll

This posting might interest non-musicians but it’s written with musician readers in mind, hence the “musician’s corner” category tag. Before you read on, it might be best to listen to this entire song and then come back here. The web and the world are heavily populated with objects, still images, and videos like this one and this one that show us how…


An oldie, linked here for reference (singing at jam sessions)

Here’s a blog post I wrote a few years back giving advice to singers who want to perform at jam sessions. Interest in the post reawoke recently when someone on Facebook raised the topic of discord between singers and instrumentalists, and we all agreed that much of the discord would dissolve with a few simple…