The double-neck guitar (one fretless
, the other fretted) has become synonymous with you.
Originally from Kansas, he made a name for himself as an early adaptor of the fretless
bass, which allows for a more expressive sound, and recorded with Tommy Bolin, a famous rock guitarist in the early-mid '70s who flamed out early from a drug overdose at the age of 25 in 1976.
The album, mainly acoustic, contains references to Turkey (his wife is Turkish) and sees Meier play nylon-string guitar and an eleven-string fretless
variant called the Godin Glissantar.
Keyboards wizard Martin Barter and fretless
bass-player Mark Fulton will be on stage with Joe tomorrow, plus two musicians who joined the band after the recording was completed.
Using acoustic and electric, fretless
and synth, he tackles love songs old ("I Fall in Love Too Easily") and new ("Just the Two of Us"), songbooks American ("Time After Time") and Brazilian ("Vitoriosa"), delivering peerless performances that could make even a curmudgeon's heart sing.
Like free jazz, fretless
bass, and that awful board game with the surgical tools and the noisy buzzer, blues-rock is often far more fun to play than to hear.
This award-winning collaboration brings together Indian and Western classical music in the form of a Sarod Quintet (the Sarod is a fretless
, stringed, Indian classical instrument), featuring the world-renowned Sarod virtuoso Wajahat Khan, with one of Britain's leading international ensembles, the Medici Quartet.
In Land Of The Sky, Al Petteway and Amy White deftly collaborate to memorably perform within that Southern Appalachian music tradition and heritage for the benefit and delight of a new generation of listeners with recorded performances that include both original and traditional compositions of mountain melodies played on acoustic guitars, the mandolin, the Celtic harp, the banjo, fiddles, the Irish Bouzouki, Fretless
Bass, percussion, and vocals.
Honey" and "(Red)" embark with the sparest of parts but, by their finish, bristle with sounds made from Duct tape coin pianos, fretless
banjos and slit gongs.
But Toby Myers' fretless
bass and Mike Wanchic's deceptively simple rhythm figures make it compelling.
Oh, if you have time, I will mention one small black hole in this otherwise starry cosmos of stressless days and fretless
Musicians collaborating on the "Gardens of Hope" CD include: Will Ackerman on acoustic guitar and parlor guitar; Michael Manring on fretless
bass; Jill Haley on English horn; Eugene Friesen on the cello; Steve Schuch on violin; T-Bone Wolk on fretted and upright bass; Dana Cunningham on piano; vocals by Noah Wilding; Derrick Jordan on percussion; Jeff Oster on flugel horn; and Jeff Pearce on ambient guitar.
25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The oud-the 11-string, fretless
, acoustic relative of the lute so central to the culture of the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean-is inextricably tied to tradition, more than 5,000 years of it.
One third of Sixties legends Cream and most definitely one of the best bass players rock and roll has ever seen - no one can work a fretless
four-string quite like him - Bruce isn't to be missed one this rare solo venture to the capital.
Motorbike sponsorship deal struck Marston Green based ELT Records and Swedish rock band Fretless
are have struck a deal to sponsor motorbike racing team Team After Dark in a unique collaboration between the music and motor-racing industry.