New Pete Mancini Video

More congratulations in order, this time for brother Pete Mancini. Check out the premiere of the new video for his tune “Back In Bakersfield” over on American Songwriter magazine’s Daily Discovery. FYI, I play guitar, banjo, and mandolin on this track, and fellow Ghost Rocket Mick played bass, sang harmony and engineered over at Lantern Sound Recording Rig. GOOOOO TEAM MANCINI!!!

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Congratulations to Hayes Carll

Congratulations to Hayes Carll for racking up great numbers with What It Is on Americana radio, Rolling Stone, NPR, Garden & Gun and so on, and thanks for the kind mention! It was a blast working on this album, and working with Hayes, and producers Brad Jones and Allison Moorer! More info from Hayes Carll…

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Vote for Pete Mancini

Hey. You. Yes, you! Do me a solid, wouldja? Click on this link, scroll down and look on the right side under “READER’s PICK” and vote for Pete Mancini “FLYING FIRST CLASS” as your favorite new release for week of May 3 in the Reader’s Picks. Ta!

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Avoid COOPERSTANDS at all costs!

They are wobbly and unstable, especially on carpeted surfaces, but also on a bare floor. At a recent session, my banjo took a header off the stand flat onto the studio floor and the neck snapped clean off. Cooperstand’s customer relations people were shockingly snarky and combative, it was either my fault for purchasing the…

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Promo Work for Orange Amplifiers

Eventful day; just shot some promo video for Orange Amplifiers to promote their new Acoustic Pre, which I’ve been using almost exclusively for RIC 12 in the studio. Also checking out their new TremLord 30 combo amp (featuring a shark fin “bite” switch), and the Fur Coat octave fuzz for an upcoming recording session. Many thanks…

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