Tuesday, March 11, 2008

We're #29 in "Our Stage March 08 Blues Competition"




Not so long ago I was blessed with the opportunity to record with Canadian blues artist, Michael Coleman on his new CD/Album "Harmony Mill"... on track #8- "Nothing we cant do". Michael heard me play and wanted my blues-harp ( harmonica ) for accompanyment in "Nothing We Cant Do". Michaels own soulful voice seemed a bluesy cry-in-the-night to me... and what I offered up was what I described "...a lost cat, up some dark and lonely street." It seemed to shake-out pretty well. Well, just on no more than a whim I placed our collaborative "Nothing We Cant Do" in the "Our Stage March '08 Blues Competition"... and was shook to find we've already climbed to #29th ( at this writing ) out of 324 other blues competitors- and believe me, some hot blues bands and artists all! Anyhow, talk about some good mojo baby!! Even if we dont go to #1 its been cool enough getting this far in 2 weeks!! My thanks to Michael Coleman who let me be part of his soul and art!!




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5 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Terrific Record, Butchie....And such a soulfull "harp"...! I hope it keeps climbing up that ladder!

kenju said...

That was wonderful! I can't imagine anyone else being much better than that! I hope you climb all the way.

Butchie Boy Olmstead said...

Thanks so much ladies! Actually, we're now at #27!

- Butchie

Dan "The Man" Carvajal said...

That is some mighty fine harp playing there dude! Are you using any particular mic? And you would know anyone selling Danneckers in the US?


Hey and if you've got some time check out my new blues blog, www.bluesforlife.com. I'm just a young start up so if you've got any advice I'd sure appreciate it.

Butchie Boy Olmstead said...

HEY DAN! SAY... THAT BLACK AN' WHITE DID'NT HAPPEN TO BE A '71 DODGE MONACO... LIC' PLATES BDR-529... WITH A BIG UGLY 8000 WATT AUDITORIUM SPEAKER ROPED TO THE ROOF DID IT??? THINK I SPOTTED IT ONCE MYSELF!!!

THANKS FOR THE KIND WORDS AMIGO! I'M JUST USING A GOOD OL' TRADITIONAL SHURE "GREEN BULLET" BLUES HARP MIC MAN. LOTS OF NEW WIZZ-BANG MIC'S ALWAYS COMING OUT, BUT THE GB HAS ALWAYS DONE THE TRICK FOR ME. BLOW IT THRU A 'KRATE' AMP. TUBELESS... BUT HAVE THAT OLD STYLE AMP GRITTINESS WHEN YOU NEED IT!

IF THERE ARE DANNECKER DEALERSHIPS IN THE U.S. I DONT KNOW ABOUT THEM. BUT THEIR ALL HAND-BUILT AND MODIFIED... AND ALSO REPAIRED BY ANTONY DANNECKER HIMSELF AT HIS JOINT IN THE U.K. - EXPENSIVE MAN! $160.00 OR SO A POP... BUT THE "CADILLAC" OF BLUES HARPS, SO WORTH EVERY PENNY!! I ONLY OWN 4. AN 'A'THRU 'D'. MY OTHER 48 HARPS ARE EITHER "BUSHMAN" ( GREAT HARPS... 30-40 BUCKS A HIT ) OR LEE OSCARS. BOTH THE BEST "LOW COST" HARPS.

ADVICE BRO? MAN... JUST KEEP LISTENING TO THE MASTERS LIKE THE ONES YOU NAMED AS FAVORITES... PLAY ALONG ( THATS HOW I LEARNED ) AND WHEN YOUR DONE PRACTICING, PRACTICE SOME MORE!!! THERE ARE FOLKS WHO SAY THEY CANT RECALL EVER SEEING STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN WITHOUT A GUITAR IN HIS LAP... DAWN TO DUSK, WORKIN' HIS LOVE!!! ( R.I.P. )

CHECK MY BLOG TOO MAN... AND MYSPACE LINK. ALSO- MY NEW ENDORCEMENT AUDIO ON "DANNECKER BLUES" SITE AT:

http://www.southx.biz/dannecker/testimonials.htm

JUST SCROLL ABOUT 12 LEVELS DOWN. WE'RE THE 2ND AUDIO CLIP!

LETS KEEP IN TOUCH AMIGO!!

- BUTCHIE