So happy to announce that one of my tribute projects, @gloria_estefan_tribute will be performing at the Pala Casino Resort & Spa on Jan 3rd, 2021. To celebrate, here’s the full-length version of how to play fretless bass guitar for the song “Mi Tierra” by Gloria Estefan from her album Mi Tierra. For this video, I used my Michael Kelly Dragonfly acoustic fretless bass, a Kemper Profiler amp, Source Audio pedals, and Ernie Ball Cobalt Flatwound strings.
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throwbackthursday – 2018, shakin’ my bon-bon with La Vida Loca, the L.A.-based Ricky Martin tribute. I have so much fun playing this music with these talented people!
It felt so good to be on stage in front of a live audience again with my bandfam in @gloria_estefan_tribute. Given the current pandemic restrictions, the live audience was separated into pods and limited to a few hundred (it’s usually several thousand for this show). However, the City of Buena Park live-streamed the show on their Facebook page and YouTube channel. The band members were spaced much farther apart than usual, and any band members not singing wore masks. It’s gonna take a while for me to get used to the new normal, but it’s worth it in order to protect loved ones and still get to perform live shows.
It felt so good to play a live gig in front of an audience again! Much thanks to @cityofbuenapark for putting on this show, and thanks to everyone who came out in-person or watched the live stream from home.
Tonight 7PM (Pacific Time) – LA Sound Machine performing live for Buena Park’s Summer Concert Series. Visit buenapark.com or melonheadmusic.com to watch the live stream on YouTube or Facebook. Link in my Instagram bio.
So stoked to be performing live again with @gloria_estefan_tribute on Aug 12 at 7PM at the Buena Park Summer Concert Series. Due to limited seating and required social distancing standards, event seating will be by reservation only. Call (714) 562-3860 or visit buenapark.com for more info. The show will be streamed live for free on the City of Buena Park’s YouTube channel and Facebook page for those that wish to watch from home.
I’m not all that big on bass solos outside of what fits as a feature for a song, but it is fun to cut loose once in a while. Here’s a clip of the fantastic musicians I work with in @gloria_estefan_tribute trading impromptu solos at a gig during ‘Conga’. Catch us live on Weds in-person or online: link in my Instagram bio or visit buenapark.com for details.