Check out Part 1 here!
And now for my further musical highlights of November 2011…
Exhibit B: Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
This musical ran for a week in Surrey and I was brought in to play the pedal steel guitar part. This meant reading some fairly dense music notation that was meant to played on a completely different instrument and working out, on the fly, how to play it on the electric guitar.
Seeing as I was specifically hired to imitate the pedal steel sound, I adjusted my rig accordingly and made moment-by-moment judgement calls as to what was physically playable on the electric guitar and where best to come up with my own part similar to the written one (there were some very fast paced improvised country solos to be had!).
It was a really fun and engaging week with a great band (and a reuniting with long time friend and brother in strings Charlie Tottman).