Angeline the Baker

July 6, 2016 11:20 AM

Improvised acoustic guitar / singing. Recorded on phone. A bluegrass standard, but I'm playing it as a stream of consciousness improvisation. Usually these days my playing is pretty much by the book, but here I was thinking about ecstatic / outside players like John Fahey and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. No patching in. Only one take. No overdubbing. Get it right in the moment. Be real and accept flaws as long as they don't spoil anything important.

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posted by lucasgonze (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

This is my first posting to Music, so I hope I'm getting the general vibe right and not violating any taboos.
posted by lucasgonze at 11:21 AM on July 6, 2016

Taking bluegrass / Americana songs and opening them up, stretching them out, etc is a good idea. You mentioned Fahey, who of course did it with great success and great finesse. I'd suggest continuing along this path, it will likely lead to good places.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:41 PM on July 9, 2016

Thanks for the feedback, flapjax.

I'm feeling super inspired by this project. The hard part is the balance between freedom and traditionalism. It's gotta be just right or the final thing doesn't work.
posted by lucasgonze at 4:32 PM on July 11, 2016

I used a bit of this in this month's MeFi podcast!
posted by cortex at 5:18 PM on August 4, 2016

lucasgonze, welcome to MeFiMusic! I like this. Please feel free to post all sorts - there's not really a vibe here and we like all sorts, so you'll have to try quite hard before you violate any taboos :)
posted by greenish at 6:41 AM on August 12, 2016

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