Earlier in the week, the mail room at work brought forth my new super-cheapo Artisan lap steel for pointless fooling around, and then the PO Box had a CD with some live gig segments from occasional Brave Russ Robert's new band RedLine!
Way to go Russ! These RedLine guys really do some hard-kicking zydeco, and the spirit of Beau Jocque is alive in Russ' fingers. No kidding...I hear a lot of Northeastern zydeco acts that just kinda don't get it, and these guys really do.
All the while, this guy is developing a trad Cajun band with two lady fiddlers on the side...how does he do it?
Meanwhile, the lap steel just proves that, while I can own many objects that make cool sounds, I can only make something resembling music with a couple of them