Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"Ride the Train": Stephen plays cigar box guitar

While working on a new WALKING WILLOWS album at an all day recording session at Dead Aunt Thelma's Studio in Portland, Oregon, I had filmmaker Billy Miller come in to make a video of me playing my song, "Ride the Train", on my cigar box guitar. I did it in one take, and the audio, recorded by engineer Dean Baskerville, came out so good that we will use it on our new album. My cigar box guitar, custom made by Bobby Bergland of Bobby Taylor guitars in Austin, is fret less and has 3 strings. I use a skeleton in a tuxedo salt shaker for a slide. Ride the Train!

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