This was the first tune of the host set. I usually like to play some sort of spontaneous composition as a way to warm up the ears and hands. Really get the band listening to each other. It was very cold here in GA due to Al Gore’s Arctic Sharknado Vortex (or something like… oh, I don’t know… WINTER…) so the venue had a small kerosene heater on for a bit to help warm up the room. The smell of kerosene in a small room is a bit strong to say the least!
In any event, Scott started playing this bass groove and we immediately dubbed it “The Kerosene Jam”.
A side note about my rig for the evening:
I’ve had some custom speaker cabinets made for me by Glenwood Enclosures in High Point, NC. This one is a 115 cabinet loaded with an Eminence Legend. It’s my first 115 cab so I’m learning a lot about how this speaker sounds as I’m breaking it in. I really dug the tone! This speaker breaks up much later than the Vintage 30’s I’m used to but the tone is warm and full. I think it will be complemented well by the 212 cabinet I also had built to match. I was driving it with an Orange OR15, a 15 watt tube head, which is more than loud enough for a small club like this where I don’t mic the cab.
One of the fun things for me is getting to hear other guitarists playing their guitars through whatever set-up I bring out so I get to walk around the room and listen so I can make tweaks!
Jam Night 1/8/2014 @ Darwins Burgers & Blues (Marietta, GA)
Mike Martin: Guitar and Vocals
Scott Williams: Bass
Kerry Denton: Drums
Shot with ZOOM Handy Video Recorder by BA from Picks & Strings. Thanks, BA!