www.fishman.com I use the Jerry Douglas Reso Aura pedal with the Nashville Spider bridge pickup, into a Platinum Pro EQ, into a Loudbox Artist amp. I can get loud! Let’s rock!
www.daddario.com I use D’Addarios for just about every instrument – dobro, pedal steel, mandolin, bass, acoustic & electric guitar, banjo, dulcimer. They are consistent and full of tone!
www.gallien-krueger.com GK is the industry leader for bass amps. I’ve been using them since 1983. Their MB series also doubles as a great pedal steel amp!
www.eminence.com Eminence makes some of the best speakers in the world, for any instrument. I use them for pedal steel, guitar, & bass. Their Double-T 12 speaker is my absolute favorite; it’s designed for pedal steel, but I found that it’s great for guitar, as well.
Susan Cattaneo is a remarkable singer/songwriter who has written songs covered by numerous artists in Nashville. She’s recorded a number of her own CDs and is becoming one of my favorite writers.
Frank Drake – Mandolin, Guitar, Bass – Americana – lessons, performance, booking – A mighty fine songwriter, Frank plays with Sick, Sad, & Lonesome, The Bagboys, and has his Hashtag Hoedown band with a stable of top Boston musicians. He also has makes some of the most creative Photoshopped gig posters anywhere.
Chris Hersch & The Moonraiders are a Western Swing band that combine elements of Jazz, Rock n’ Roll, Country, and Truck Driving music. Always cooking!
True Life Bluegrass is a traditional bluegrass band led by Steve Watt & Ellen Hays, featuring Eric Levenson, Tony Watt, & Laura Orshaw. Their roots grow pretty deep.
www.coldchocolatemusic.com Guitarist Ethan Robbins leads this contemporary acoustic group. It’s a modern blend of bluegrass, pop, funk – just great tunes and players!
www.theoriginaltonywatt.com Award winning guitarist & teacher Tony Watt leads his band South East Expressway. Tony serves on the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Education Committee, the IBMA Board Selection Committee, and is a Board Member of the Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU).
www.mixedemotionsmusic.com Mixed Emotions Music recording studio – Ken Lewis is owner and engineer/producer. It’s always a fun place to record.
www.bbu.org The Boston Bluegrass Union is an all-volunteer New England-based bluegrass music association promoting and supporting bluegrass festivals, concerts, jams and bluegrass music education throughout the Northeast. I teach Music Theory and Dobro workshops for the BBU at their Joe Val Bluegrass Festival and Jam’n Weekend festivals.
Mouradian Guitar Company The late Jim Mouradian started the business and it’s carried on by son Jon. Long time top guitar & bass techs, specializing in repairing, restoring, hot-rodding, and custom building. Jim was one of the sweetest people you could ever know.
Tommy Cass Steel Guitar Shop, firstname.lastname@example.org 978-939-1255 – Tom is considered by many to be the best pedal steel tech/rebuilder in the Northeast.
Boston Web Company specializes in website design and is owned and operated by Roger Weiss. Roger has the knowledge one needs when you have to create, change, or grow a website. He really helped me out of a bind when it came time to move my website from one host to another – I couldn’t have done it without him! He’s also a mighty fine banjo player and swing dance instructor.