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ACOUSTIC Music, Anyone?

Postby BigBeare » Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:34 pm

Will anybody be playing bluegrass, Western, jazz, or other acoustic musics? I'll be there with button accordion and maybe fiddle, but at least harmonica.
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Postby PrincessCharming » Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:36 am

I'd show up for some acoustic stuff! I found myself lonely for it last burn. Only so much OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ a girl can take before it all sounds the same. We heard some really inspiring slower emotive electronic stuff, some great stuff played by that radio station and some imteresting electracoustic, as well as some live funk/soul/bluesy stuff that was fun to dance to. As for jamming, I can only sing a little and perhaps fumble a few notes on guitar.. but my girl can play quite well. In 2003 there was this very cool jam space, a tent with all these instruments in there, a mic and stuff. People could just wander in and join in. There was this lovely woman improvising a song on the spot there. It was great! Hope to find another such space this year. I'll be straining my ears for the organic strings and things..
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Postby Gravity Mike » Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:48 pm

There was this 'blue grass' band that played at the Golden Cafe last year. In general I can only listen to 30 mins of blue grass, but these guys were not only really good, but also did modern rock and classic rock blue grass covers, and also BM-customized lyrics. They were very entertaining.

Wish I could tell you more. Perhaps somebody else knows who they are, or check out the Golden Cafe this year. I also saw some acoustic music at an irish pub of some sort (not sure where I was!) in '04. Both were afternoon shows, that's probably your best bet. There's definately acoustic music at BM, but I don't know about finding it on purpose. I don't know about finding anything on purpose at BM.

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Postby Silverwheel » Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:51 am

PrincessCharming wrote:...I'll be straining my ears for the organic strings and things...


And when they've found my Celtic harp and I, we'll take the strain away and make them feel nice and relaxed.
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Postby gaminwench » Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:42 pm

OBOP hosts LIVE, ACOUSTIC guided jams every night in the YinYang Lounge, a large circus tent...we'll have a baby grand, drums and 'desert' instruments; so bring your accordian, cello, harp, bassoon, drum, guitar, didg, whatever ...
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Postby Boatguy » Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:08 pm

Hey, I'm going to be gifting acoustic guitar strings and restrings. so if you got a rats nest up in your headstock, or if you just need some new strings stop by my tent and I'll set you up like a pro. we'll be in a red "Jeep" tent with a big blue canopy and an orange flag with an oak tree.
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Bluegrass

Postby jerimiah » Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:37 pm

Whereabouts might the YinYange Lounge be? Always nice to find familiar roots.
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Postby gaminwench » Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:33 am

OBOP's YinYang lounge is back for 2007!!! Now booking music, performances and workshops in our beautiful, comfy space. Esplanade location posted as soon as we get it!!!!! E-mail for more info,,,,,
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Postby orangepeelmoses » Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:10 pm

playin' an acoustic set 840 wed at playa go round
and 420 thurs in center camp:)

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Postby sunn » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:11 am

Please feel free to share your talents at the Summer of Love camp. We'd "Love" to have you acoustic guitars. Although our theme is mostly 60s, other similar genre rock music is welcome too (sorry techno!)

Drum circle people too. We'll have an elevated deck with sound stage as well as lower participation stage with mic. But guitars would be great. Black Rock Woodstock NEEDS guitar acts!
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Postby sunn » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:15 am

oh, Summer of Love's location is at Coral Reef and 9:00
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guitars guitars guitars, and other string instruments

Postby Boatguy » Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:50 am

Its awesome to see some accoustic music at the burn!!! Once again, if you need a restring while at BRC just stop on by Casa de Sangre de Cristo's Holy Blood Orgy Camp(somewhere in AEZ, maybe) and get a professional quality restring as our gift to the acoustic community - clothes and blood entirely optional.
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PS. I'll have a few sets of violin, Mando, and banjo strings as well .
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Postby Elliot » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:55 pm

:D

This thread needs a bump up!

So far, we have a mandolin picker for sure, and a classic-rock/blues-type guitarist likely in our Kinetic Sculpture Racing Camp 2008. It does not look like I have time to organize a full fledged "Real Music Camp" like I have been dreaming of, but we'll definitely have some civilized melodies and harmonies in KSR Camp.
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Postby accordionMan » Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:53 pm

I'll be bringing my squeeze box again this year. Can't wait to jam. Met a lot of accordion players last year... Lots of fond/ fun memories playing with some really talented folks.

About 4 years ago I heard a fiddler going at it... followed the music to find a bunch of cajun musicians. Sat in their camp for a while. Out came a guitar, then some percussion as the fiddler kept playing. I kept my accordion in my back back until I caught on to what they were doing, then asked to join in.

After about 1/2 hour of having a ball playing with them, this woman got up, went into her RV and came out with HER guitar. I said "how come you didn't grab it before?" "I didn't think we were in a rush honey child" she replied.

Later, as I left, one of the guitar players put down his guitar and said... "hold on there" he went into his RV and came out with HIS accordion!

I had to tear myself away, the night was young and there was more music to discover out there.
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Bluegrass at the Golden Cafe

Postby Lucifer » Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:49 pm

The band that played at the Golden Cafe is the Packway Handle Band, and they truly kick ass - highly recommended, wherever on planet Earth you may run across them.

BTW, anyone interested in performing with our house band, Holy Cow, should drop us a line earlier rather than later - there may even be room for a few more musician members this year, if you're looking for a home in BRC.

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Postby AntiM » Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:31 pm

*bows down to the Golden Cafe*

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Guitar care and feeding at BM

Postby rhythm_ace » Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:15 pm

I want to bring my Baby Taylor to have on hand for jammin' and such, but am concerned about the elements and how unkind they may be. Any tips on how to keep a wooden instrument alive on the playa? Please advise asap, as I fly out on Sunday and need to decide whether to bring it or not.

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Postby accordionMan » Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:20 pm

I built a humidifier out of a small plastic bottle. Cut both ends off and pop some holes through it. Then stuff it with a wet sponge or two. Keep it in your guitar case... and moisten when needed.
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Postby Elliot » Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:50 pm

:D
Was I just lucky, or was there an overall improvement in the "sound art" this year? I seemed to hear less techno and more music than the previous two years.
And now that I have three burns behind me and I am no longer quite so dazed by it all, I shall make a deliberate effort to find the accoustic music next year!
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Postby accordionMan » Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:10 pm

Another tip...

Last year I opened a gallon jug of water and kept it in my car with my accordion (accordion was in a closed canvas back pack with a home made humidifier... see post above)...

the extra moisture helped my acoustic instrument sound better.

Any other accordion players here?
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:40 am

Anything acoustic is good, as long as you make the instruments yourself, and you use natural tempering and make your own instruments, and play while standing on your head...
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acoustic for sure!

Postby grundleson » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:35 pm

i'll be there with at least 3 or 4 acoustic instruments at my camp. cant travel without it!
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Postby Elorrum » Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:22 pm

I'm bringing the peanut guitar, now with tiny speaker and fx box
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Which mando to bring?

Postby BurningMando » Tue May 26, 2009 11:06 am

This'll be my first Burn, and I will absolutely be bringing a mandolin. Right now I'm just trying to figure out which one to bring, and I've narrowed it to three choices: my regular flat top mando, a mando-banjo (a bit heavier, but louder and easier to take apart for post BM cleaning), or buy a cheap beater mando.
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Postby accordionMan » Tue May 26, 2009 11:18 am

I've jammed with a mandolin player... beautiful sound.


I suggest that you bring or make a humidifier for it. I took a small plastic bottle 1.5" diameter by about 4" high and cut the top and bottom off and riddled it with holes. You put in a wet sponge and you are all set.

As far as which instrument to take, it's a toss up. Personally, I would go for the instrument that sounds the best.

But there's a lot to be said for bringing one that is lighter that you don't care about.

I've been bringing my accordion out for the past 10 years.. with proper care and a some cleaning when I'm off the playa, it's been fine.

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Postby velocirafter » Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:51 am

we should have 2 travel guitars at the starfucks camp this year, just got mine delivered today....thinking about bringing the mandolin aswell but its a bit of a trek so I might leave it this time
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Postby marcgorcey » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:00 am

We host an open stage @ Lost Penguin Café !
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Postby Elorrum » Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:50 pm

I took erhu (chinese bowed string instrument) lessons last year at adult ed. I think it opened, or at least challenged, my head/hand channels a bit since it was so different from anything else I ever tried. I'd like to bring one, but was told that the glue that holds on the python skin (really!... although mine is so cheap it's probably garter snake) is very senstive to heat. Based on the "not sad to wreck it" model for what I bring to burning man, I may bring it along. I think the case in the shade with some sort of damp evaporative cover draped over it may keep it cool enough. It can sound like a violin, or like a very distressed siamese cat in my case. I got a neat little holder for it that slips on a belt and holds it so I can walk around with it, also a mute...
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:00 am

Funky ethnic instruments are welcome at Barbarian Camp.
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