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Eddie Bartley and Twang Dynasty / Blog

Feels Good!

Feels good to be back on stage wailing away on the Statocaster. Another show with FUBAR tomorrow nite.

New beginnings.

Trying out with a new band tonight. Wish me luck.


Jammed with a full band Wednesday Nite. I haven't done that in over 10 years. It was very cool. It also helped that the other players were all exceptional. Introduced to the ukelele bass. Wow. I want one.

Cryin in my Beer.

I am my worst critic. Last nite I did my worst show in front of a packed house. My electronics refused to work right and I couldn't hear anything. My only saving grace was Don who was playing Djembe with me. It's a classy musician who just keeps on going when things aren't going right. He helped me fake my way thru it. Thanks Don.

William Alexander Wine Studio.

William Alexander Wine Studio In Lockport has an open Mic on Sunday. The place is very cool and the owners Sandy and Scott are big supporters of local music. Not only that , they have put together a business that is very unique and worth while to stop into.Cheers!

Creative juices.

My creative juices are flowing.Just wrote a 3ird song in a 2 week period. This last one was a collaboration with my 13 year old, Christian who was trying to hammer out a ditty on his keyboard. I liked what I was hearing and helped him make it into a song. You can say I hijacked it for and idea that I've been thinking of for a month.can't wait to record it with him.

Open Jam at Chicago street Joliet.

Made a lot of new friends tonight. Thanks Kevin for putting on a great jam! Joe, Joel, Ted and Bob.

New type of music.

Played Open mic at White Horse last Thurs, and the last band to play was a Blue Grass / ? Punk band with Mandolin. Stand up Bass, Banjo and Acoustic Guitar. My face was hurting because I could not get the smile off my face. Dirty and 30 fingers.


Staying up late at night working on my obsession . Some artists find the process to be creative but I don't know. For me it's just a learning process. I'm much more creative in the morning with my acoustic pen and paper and caffeine of fresh coffee pulsating thru my viens