Friday, February 5, 2010

Tonight, In Concert!

Tommy has his first official show tonight. He makes a lot of music and has played it at Open Mic nights at the local coffee shop and at a friend's party, but this is his first chance to play before paying guests. He and three or four other guys who make electronic music are playing tonight at Zippy's in Everett. Tommy will play the groove box.

A groove box is "a self-contained instrument for the production of live, loop-based electronic music, with a high degree of user control facilitating improvisation," according to Wikipedia. Although the music is recorded onto the groove box before the show, he turns dials and flips switches while it is playing to enhance its sound. Some of the music sounds like what you might hear in a video game.

It's been fun to see Tommy's interest in music take off. He was in 9th grade before he picked up any instrument and, with just a couple of semesters of guitar and no other training, he's become a proficient musician. We're really proud of him.

So if you're in Everett tonight and want to stop by at 9:00 you'll hear a fun show and discover a whole new world of music you've likely never before experienced.

If you can't go, you can listen here.

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