I get asked most about my traveler guitar, which has a full scale, but strings that wrap around to tuners in the back, eliminating the need for a headstock. The lack of a body and headstock makes balancing it tricky at first, but makes it extremely compact (I've carried one many miles for years to gigs on my electric bicycle), and virtually prevents ANY "feedback" (unwanted resonances cycling through a P.A.) The Sojing ukulele is similar, but with nylon strings. I play drum sounds live using the 12-step controller under my feet, but I'm often surprised at how much attention people pay to the tambourine on my right foot. Next is the tiny keyboard attached to my mic stand, for playing little accents (I am working on pairing it with the keyboard on my ipad for bass notes, to make a full-sized piano sound with both hands). My chromatic kalimba is a tricky instrument, but I loved my more traditional pentatonic/diatonic coconut-shell one, and wanted to add the versatility of different keys. I may figure out a way soon to attach it to my mic stand to make it more accessible. When I do use backing tracks, all the backing vocals are mine, and often the instrumentation as well.
Thanks very much for your interest in what I'm playing onstage (as well as countless curious glances from people over the years), and if you have any other questions, feel free to write and ask. Enjoy the show!
Please link me to any pics or videos you take and post online, or write me just to let me know how you enjoyed the performance, and thanks for coming out!
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