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A Tale from the Trenches (Warning: Rant!)

For those that have checked out my gig calendar on this site before, or have been following me on Facebook, you know that I’ve played a number of times at a restaurant in Rockport on Friday and Saturday nights. Well, as I’ve said before, the only constant in life is change. I will no longer be playing at that particular restaurant in Rockport. After having played at that venue for just a couple of weeks shy of a year, I…

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Yeah, I’m a Southpaw…

Today a friend found out that I’m left handed. Maybe she knew it and forgot, and just didn’t think of it because she knows me in a guitar playing context, and I’m a southpaw playing a right handed guitar. One observation about this (not a criticism or complaint, just an observation): southpaws tend to notice others who are left handed, but right handed people don’t notice one way or the other. In one sense, I guess this is understandable, since…

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Songs & Conversations

I just feel like blogging about one of my regular gigs, in this case a restaurant I play weekly (hopefully, not weakly). Last night at was apparently musician’s night at this restaurant. Two people came in that played guitar and/or sang. As far as I could tell, they didn’t come because they already knew me; it was just serendipity. The first was a young man that commented after he heard a song or two, “That’s a nice sounding Breedlove ya…

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Guitar Playing Heritage – Part II

Copyright © 2015 by Larry G. Overton   A couple of weeks ago, I posted an article about (along with pictures of) the guitars my Granddad and Dad had back in their early days. I also stated that I am on a quest to see if I can find out more about these guitars. Well, I haven’t been able to nail down just exactly what brand(s) of guitars these were, or exactly when they were purchased, but with some help I…

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Parlor Guitars

Copyright © 2015 by Larry G. Overton  I posted last week about the guitars my Granddad and Dad had back in their early days. I’m still trying to find out as much as I can about those guitars, but I do know that both of them would be called parlor guitars by today’s standards. So for now let me talk briefly about parlor guitars.  It is a relatively easy task to pigeonhole certain guitars into the parlor category, but it’s…

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