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TheRickshawLive #movingthemusic

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18 channel mix

2.5 kW sound

 

#MovingTheMusic 

Jeff Sweeney

Jeff Sweeney

Jeff Sweeney

Jeff Sweeney

Christian, Husband, Father also known as Mr. Betty.

Since 1995 the world of 9-5 has not been viable world for Jeff to live in, he has been chasing the entrepreneur life ever since.  He has started and operated a couple of small businesses, Fence Construction, Fire Mitigation and firewood, JSS Auctioneers and Mr. Betty’s Outdoor Man Grill!  

As the trails of the Rikki and Roada began to roll along and make the music, Doc Tim and I began to spend many hours discussing the operations and transportation of the Ladies to their gigs.  Being the first person to pedal Roada, fresh from the factory in the parking lot of American Family Furniture as I loaded her into her new home …. fast forward to…….. today as the preparation has started for Roada 2.0 there have been many trials and tribulations as this crazy idea has hist the streets to Move The Music!

I look forward to the future as the Ladies get new siblings and to see how the upgrades improve the opportunity for everyone to experience Move The Music as we spread smiles and foot tapping wherever they roll!

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The song we discussed: Herbie Hancock, Actual Proof

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Brad Colerick

Brad Colerick

Brad Colerick

LA-based Americana artist Brad Colerick’s songs seep into your heart with a single listen. His finely wrought, plainspoken lyrics find the poetry in everyday language. Billboard Magazine called him “one of a baker’s dozen of acts to watch in the folk community around the world.” He moved from his native Nebraska to Los Angeles in 1986 and built a successful career making music for commercials where he wrote and produced ditties recorded by such musical icons as BB King, Shawn Colvin, Buddy Guy, Amy Grant, The Chi-Lites, and Johnny Cash. Colerick’s albums land firmly in the Americana wheelhouse with guest appearances by Suzy Bogguss, Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, April Verch, and Gabe Witcher.

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The song we discussed: Healer.  The Album: Nine Ten Thirty.

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Brad and Charlie White played on Rikki as her first guests in March 2015 as I pedalled them around a neighborhood in north Fort Collins.

 

 

Brad Colerick shows how to #RollwithIt

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Media-Making!

Media-Making!

Media-Making!

I have worked hard to assemble the technological solution behind my production.  The components I have assembled work and I have listed them for your reference.  I may earn commissions for purchases made through the links below.

Production Details for this episode:

 

Music: 

For TheRickshawLive.com

Amber Light by Shawn Williams,  Musicbed.com https://www.musicbed.com/invite/aqN2u

 

Main Inputs and Control:

Desk Mic:

AKG P220 https://amzn.to/3eCBtgn

Samson CO2 Microphones (pr):

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Desk Microphone Arm:

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Dynamic Microphone:

Shure SM58 https://amzn.to/3sLZ5WA

Overhead Microphone Arm:

Auray BAI-2X https://amzn.to/3qM8dsx

 

Desk Mic stand:

Gator https://amzn.to/3611mn3

Mixer:

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Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm

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Stedman Pop Filter:

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Headphones:

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Earphones:

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Processing: Garageband

Computer:

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Magic keyboard:

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Magic trackpad II:

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To be sure, there is quite a few small parts and cables needed to really make it work. I have listed my full kit at:

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Spencer Zweifel

Spencer Zweifel

Spencer Zweifel

Since forming his first jazz group at age 16, Spencer Zweifel has become a regular member of the Colorado music scene. An accomplished jazz pianist, Zweifel has performed professionally in a wide variety of genres, including gigs with the Brian Claxton Quintet, the funk-pop band Swerve, the Manabi Salsa Band, and the Burroughs. In 2018, Spencer was selected as a national finalist for both the Jacksonville Jazz Festival jazz piano competition and the American Jazz Piano competition. Spencer graduated in 2019 with a degree in jazz studies from the University of Northern Colorado and won ‘Best pop/rock soloist’ in the 2018 Downbeat Magazine student awards. Spencer is currently pursuing a Master’s in jazz studies at William Paterson University, where he has studied with Bill Charlap, Aaron Diehl, and Geoffrey Keezer.

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The song we discussed: Backwoods Fancy.  The album: Backwood Fancy.

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Spencer has played many gigs on TheRickshawLive stages – both Rikki and Rhoda.  I managed to capture some video of one of my favorites.

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Elise Wunder

Elise Wunder

Elise Wunder

She does it with a voice of oak and leather; a tone that’s soft and comforting but with an unmistakably solid foundation. Her style is heavy in a way that does not suggest world weariness so much as it does wisdom and an old soul.
Her voice will take you by surprise, especially when she sets it loose at an unexpected moment and you realize the power that she has been holding back. It’s a cannon and a paintbrush at once, but it’s not her voice alone that sets her apart. As she follows a tune you’ve known for many years with another song, you find yourself wondering where you’ve heard it. You wait for the lyrics, sure that you’ll be able to place it. No, you just can’t put your finger on it. It’s not this artist, nor that. And when it’s over, she tells you that it’s her own song yet, somehow it seemed to already be a part of you.
It’s her song writing (somehow wistful, promising and familiar, and completely new) that is quietly staggering. Her lyrics, written in a stream of consciousness style that leaves wide space for personal interpretation, are nonetheless clearly autobiographical. Wunder seems to be baring her soul, both the strong parts and the weak, despite her best efforts to protect herself from our prying ears. She can’t help but bleed when she sings, and the vulnerability of her art drives into our hearts with the force of a hammer.
The most subtle aspect of Elise Wunder’s music is the thin line of darkness that runs through the center of it all. There is a lean towards the abyss, a nod to the void. Maybe it’s a curiosity about the dark alleys, the unlit streets, and the things that you can only find there when you go looking for them yourself. Whatever it is, it’s easy to overlook in her songs, comes naturally to the singer, and is the final ingredient necessary in creating truly soulful music.

By: Kyle Pogue
Much thanks

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