my first post to the site, exciting
well as some can tell i'm a big Jorma and Jack hence my screen name
Jorma and Jack since 2002 have been playing with a great mandolin player Barry Mitterhoff. He's fantastic to put it mildly. If you haven't heard him you missing out.
i just listen to a recent download purchase of Hot Tuna, funny years ago i would be saying i just picked up the new disc or lp of... well I guess bands now have to keep with the times and Hot Tuna is no different they have a download site. Great for me i don't make it to as many shows as i once did.
Well I've seen barry play numerous times acoustic and he's a master. Fluid and flawless. I've seen him with a few different bands and heard recordings when he played with Tex Logan and Peter Rowan from the late 70's. However the show i downloaded from www.hottunatunes.com was a recent electric. I forget the date at the moment but anyway back to the topic at hand. WoW, pretty much sums it up for me!!! The electric mandolin and the electric octave mandolin have such a unique sound it's intoxicating. I would love to know what processing/effects Barry's using on stage. sounded like a wha, a little distortion, not sure whatelse. I wonder how difficult it is to go from playing acoustic mandolin to conquering the electric. It would seem to me it's a hole different approach. I do love those electric tones, Barry has such a unique approach completely different to that of String Cheese's master of the mandolin Michael Kang.
Anyone know of any other great electric mando players? i just can't get enough of that sound...I'm hooked