Stephen Houpt

The new big thing: Blues

The new big thing at our (Chirag and I) gigs these days are the blues songs.  Chirag sets down a bass line on the looper pedal and then solos off of that.  Meanwhile I sing and play the harmonica.  Chirag plays incredible bass solos and people LOVE the harmonica.  Great fun and lots of applause. 

Another new thing is my use of pedals.  I use a reverb pedal on one instrumental and when I play the tricone through my amp I use CMATmods Sigma Drive.  It's a boost pedal that makes the tricone growl. 

The last new thing is our use of audience participation.  Last gig vocalist Amy Harms came up and did a couple songs with us.  The voice and spirit of an angel!  Also, in the third set we did Freddie King's Lonesome Whistle Blues and got folks to sing along.  So much fun!

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