Jan
22

Stories from the WDVX Blue Plate Special performance

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Hey all you Hammer heads! Many of you tuned in via radio and internet to our live performance on the WDVX Blue Plate Special this past Friday. Thank you so much for the support and helping us make that performance a huge success. I have posted below and on our music page a streaming player that contains each song that we performed that day so you can relive the day with us! Feel free to share it.

I thought instead of just posting these songs and letting you listen freely I would add some fun commentary as well so you can be more a part of the experience!

Fun Fact #1
The first song we played is called “Get To Steppin.” This song was a fun one to play in this stripped down acoustic setting. If you listen closely around the 1:30-1:40 mark you hear me tell Ian “let’s take it up a notch.” I was feeling good and my left foot was starting to get the holy spirit, but when it came pounding to the ground it knocked loose one of the wires on my pedal board which created that wonderful distorted noise that you hear in our first verse. Hahaha. All I could do was laugh to myself and think well at least we got that out of the way. Our first mistake of the day on a live broadcast. The sound man was great and was literally on the stage in less than 1 sec to fix the issue by turning off my amp.

Fun Fact #2
We could not fit Ian’s acoustic guitar in my Ford Escape along with all the other gear that we needed to bring on the Blue Plate Special without putting our lives in jeopardy. We decided instead that Ian would play my electric guitar during “Are You Home” however when Ian went to play it was still turned off from the song before. So Ian was sitting on the stage like a goober holding a guitar that was not turned on. Bless his little pea pickin’ heart!

Fun Fact #3
The rest of the tunes pretty much went off without a hitch except for our unexpected addition “Call On The Name Of The Lord.” During the first verse of the song I snapped a string on my guitar. It was very difficult to play because the string was caught in between the fingers of my fretting hand. When you hear me stop playing at 1:16 that is when I was finally able to move the string out of the way. Those are always interesting situations because the challenge is to handle the situation without anyone realizing there is a problem.

Fun Fact #4
I Know I’ve Been Changed was my favorite song of the set because it was completely electric and it was our chance to showcase our real sound. I was playing through a 80 watt Fender Blues Deluxe amp but the room was so small that I was playing on volume level 1, that is what true rock n roll is all about. hahaha. The crowd participation was phenomenal, everyone was clapping and having a great time with us! We could not have asked for a better audience and ending to our performance

We hope that you enjoy the music and the stories from that day. Thanks for listening and reading. We love you. Have a blessed day!

~Tenn Pound Hammer

 

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