Following my visit and being knocked out by Bobby Vega, I’ve been playing with a with pick on songs I’d never consider playing with one. It has been quite revealing on how much fun it can be. Not everything works, but I was surprised by the songs that it did work with, especially as it added an even more funky vibe (I Wish for example). Check out his album ‘Sketches of Bob’ on Spotify.
Sad to hear that the Eich stand was still loud on Sunday, it really isn’t fair on the other exhibitors or any nearby clinics (SBL’s was in the room next door). When I was watching Guy Pratt on the main stage, there was someone from the exhibitors section plainly audible during his stand up; that’s gotta be too loud, surely. This seems to be a common complaint every year, but nothing is ever done about it beyond lip service.