Some great advice from Westerly’s pride, the international touring act Roomful of Blues. In 50-years, the band has grown and evolved, but they still keep comin’ back home to play for the kids they grew up with. Continue reading “Just Keep On Rockin’ – Roomful of Blues at Westerly Town Beach (Music Video)”
Review: Boss VE-8 Acoustic Singer
Something’s got to go in between your microphone and your PA system! Over years of working with doo dads and widgets, I can testify, there are many devices that belong nowhere in your setup. But if you find that thing that goes after the mic and before the speaker, it may turn out to be more important than either the mic or speaker! Continue reading “Gear Review: Boss VE-8 Acoustic Singer”
July 24, 2021
Westerly, RI Continue reading “Saturday Night at the Knickerbocker; The Chris Leigh Band – C.C. Rider! (Music Video)”
Short post, short song … but when Lowell George puts his pen on it, it’s heavy with musical mojo! This is from Little Feat’s first album Continue reading “I’ve Been The One (George), Mark Urso”
So, I saw a great band, and they did this song, so I went home and figured it out. The only problem is, I’m not as great as they are!
But I’m trying! Playing with a Boss VE-8 Acoustic Singer pedal, with no amp. The electric guitar is plugged into the pedal, which goes into my recording DAW. The pedal arrangement on the VE-8 is quite excellent. In all my time playing with audio equipment, I’ve never Continue reading “Love Yourself (Sheeran) – Mark Urso”
It was a great show once again by Sugar, this time for a beach concert in Groton, Connecticut. This is a very popular annual event that draws barefoot dancers, lots of little kids … and beach balls are everywhere!
I’ve got a few more from this show, which I’ll post soon. The audio suffered from my getting too close to the fire, so to speak, as I was only outfitted with a camera that fits in my pocket! Continue reading “Three Little Birds – Sugar Featuring Izzy Malek On The Beach (Music Video)”
She’s Scottish … vicious, vivacious, sexy, cute and sublime, all at the same time. The music is nothing short of breathtaking.
She uses loopers, bangs on her guitar for percussion and performs before enormous crowds, often with an acoustic guitar, keeping the composition very clean. She’s an outstanding entertainer!
While practicing tonight I ran into this live performance by KT Tunstall. I hope you enjoy it as much Continue reading “KT Tunstall – Suddenly I See (Live Music Video and E-Z Chords)”
Come to rest here on my nest
As you migrate from the wild west
So much more beautiful than the rest!
I don’t even wonder why!
I find you so perfect
I don’t even know your name!
Or a flutter from a flick!
My love for nature’s bounty reigns
My country ’tis of nature’s ways Continue reading “What I Do at 2:25 AM (a poem)”
A beautiful song by Travis Tritt covered by yours truly! Country music fans take notice! That means you, dad!
Anymore was released in September 1991 as the second single from Tritt’s album It’s All About to Change. It peaked at number 1 in both the United States and Canada, becoming his second number-one hit in the United States, and his fourth number-one in Canada. Continue reading “Anymore – Mark Urso (Music Video)”
Climate Change is Real
Fourteen billion here.
Thirty six billion there.
1.2 trillion for some other stuff.
I didn’t read the stories; just wanted to grab a few dollar values …
It’s OBVIOUS what they’re going to do with all the money – BILLIONS of dollars given to the EPA and organizations that promise to fight the demon CLIMATE CHANGE, and foreign countries, of course, who are scared as well.
I may be the wrong person to ask; I’m smart sometimes, but other times I’m so dumb, I don’t even know what they’re going to do with the money. Maybe build a really big ladder and go up there and fix stuff. Or a big protective blanket of some kind. Once, again, I’m no expert, but if YOU think about it … I’m sure YOU know – it’s easy, right? The strategy … the solution to CLIMATE CHANGE – I mean, they don’t just give out shitloads of money to people who wear a label that says “climate change bad?” That would be weird.
The Experts Know
So I have to defer to the experts, who know for certain the climate is changing, and AOC, who told everyone the world will end in ten years or so. It’s a very exact science, but since we don’t understand the issues Continue reading “Climate Change Fact Article”
And if it’s not morning, please come back when it is. There are SOME rules. If you’re struggling getting up early enough to participate, please just reconsider your position. It’s very easy to change your view of what “morning” means.
And now for something completely different! Continue reading “Life in Modern America, as Depicted in Cartoons”
It’s a Music Video!
Heartache Heard Round the World – Mark Urso
Featuring Brandon Raimondo, guitar, and Brandon Lanphear, percussion. Recorded Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at River Song! Continue reading “Heartache Heard Round the World – Mark Urso Band (Music Video)”
Here’s a cover of “I Should be Laughing” written by Patty Smyth and Glen Burtnik. Recorded Monday, June 28, 2021 at River Song Music. Continue reading “I Should Be Laughing, Mark Urso (Video)”
Grateful Dead Cover Time
Practice session 6/27/21,
Mark Urso with Brandon Raimondo on guitar, and Brandon Lanphear doing percussion, performing “He’s Gone” at River Song Music.
Just Press Play!
We’re getting ready for a gig in downtown Norwich this Friday, July 2nd. Brandon L. will be playing percussion with me while Brandon R. does some amazing glass-blowing art right on the side of the street!
Here’s Brandon last time at the Continue reading “He’s Gone (Audio) – Mark Urso w Band”