All of my slide guitars are completely unique to their selves. Its Luthiers like Mike Rusen that make my sound possible. Sit in with some tea and give this a read. Aron Radford of The Weissenborn Information Exchange always gets great questions in his interviews. Here's a solid look into my friends great work!
Rusen Hollowneck Interview
Live at the Duncan Showroom, this will be my only show before the album release. A wonderful intimate venue, I will be performing wordless tales of Vancouver Island in my Cowichan Valley home. My friend, Shauna Janz will be opening the evening.
$12 in advance.
$15 at the door.
Doors at 7:30 and shows at 8:00
RSVP to the event on Facebook here.
I moved down island to Victoria on my 19th birthday in 2009. While checking out my new city apartment a few weeks before hand I made my usual stop in one of the islands biggest music stores, Long and McQuade. As usual I head straight to the acoustic room, you know, just in case.. This visit, my tradition paid off! Front and center of the room was one lone weissenborn. I already owned one, a Goldtone in fact. However it was a cheap mass produced instrument, with little defining tone or characteristics. Great to learn on, but it after 2 or 3 years it was time to advance. Little did I know that the instrument before me had a much larger story, one that would shape my music for the rest of my life.
I picked it up and gave it a quick once over. At the time I knew very little about what went into making an instrument. However the label inside gave me a bit of a idea of what I was holding. Serial Number 236 from December 5th, 2004. Victoria, B.C. Hand signed by N Russell. Local! I was immediately sold, and I had yet to play it. A sales staff walked in to check up, I asked for tonebar and to start drawing up the paper work for me to charge it to my account. I wasn't leaving her behind. I was moving into my first place in a few weeks and probably couldn't afford a new instrument, but something felt different with this one.
After 7 years I still hold this instrument very close, even as I type this shes sitting right beside me. It wasn't until 2014, her 10th birthday, that I met the luthier, Neil, who opened his massive collection to me for recording my first album last year. (Due out this coming summer) But that's a whole other story for another day. Until then please set some time aside to read the most in depth interview of a weissenborn luthier to date. Aron Radford of The Weissenborn Information Exchange has done a fantastic job of getting down to Neil's story.
Thank you Neil for not only making an instrument that has given me countless hours of enjoyment, but also for paving the way in the weissenborn community.
Click here for Neil's story.
8 Hours Left in Funding Campaign
Looking up and forward.
This has been a great experience for me. I've learnt a lot and I'm excited to take the next step toward a goal I've held close since my early teen years. This will be my first full length album, 12 instrumental compositions recorded last year in The Woodshop Recording Studio with Malcom Owen-Flood. Thanks to Neil of Celtic Cross Instruments for opening his large collection of slides and Mike of Rusen Hollownecks for custom building me a Weissenborn for this album. The whole process has been amazing and having people pre-order the album before its done has been heart warming. Your generosity is amazing and has taken a large sum off my plate so I may get this album out in the very near future.
With only a few hours left in the Campaign I ask for any help you can provide. Share the Indiegogo Link. Share the link to a friends Facebook Wall who may like my style of music. Click the "Invite Friends To Like This Page" button on my Facebook page to help bring in more traffic. If you haven't yet, please consider donating to my album. Every little bit helps and I still need roughly $3000 to finish it. Anyway that you feel you can help is most appreciated.
Much Love. Adam
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