Have we talked about this Campilongo show before?

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  1. Average Joe

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    The whole band is outstanding, and as usual I'm completely dumbfounded by the sounds and textures Campilongo can get out of such a simple setup.

    More than the amazing technique, it's really good music.

    And let me just say how envious I am of you New Yorkers who have incredible artist playing in your neighbourhood all the time
     
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    Great stuff. Is there a particular album of his that stands out?

    TG
     
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    I think he's last record is with that band.
     
  4. TheoDog

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    Orange and Heavy are regular rotation for me. Dream Dicrionary is good, but I haven't bonded with it.
    I have a large large gap in my life that will be filled when I see/meet Campilongo in person.
     
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    Orange has been in regular rotation with me as well. And echo the sentiment of being envious of New Yorkers being able to see musical genius live on demand pretty much any day of the week.
     
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    Yes and so musical.
     
  7. Sanj

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    That is the record they are in the process of releasing this year. Yet to come out. Expected this summer. It was a kickstarted funded project called Jim Campilongo and Honeyfingers.

    His regular trio with Chris Morrissey and Josh Dion is the band that recorded the last Jim Campilongo trio record "Dream Dictionary". Very different vibe from the Honeyfingers stuff, totally excellent though.

    I was at this show that day the video was recorded :)

    BTW: That's Catherine Popper on bass, and Shawn Pelton on drums. Both were amazing as you can see. I was/am consistently blown away by Shawn.

    The 55 Bar is a tiny place, and that is a big band for that place. Shawn had a very interesting drum kit. The bass drum doubles as the throne. For such a minimalist kit, it was amazing to see the range of sounds he got.

    I have a pic of that kit from that day. But can't seem to figure out how to upload it. ... file too large. Oh well, will post if I figure it out.

    Cheers,
    -Sanj
     
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    This is dynamite. I can't believe I haven't run across this before now.
     
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    Testing to see if I can load a pic from that gig. The drum set Shawn was using:

    -Sanj
     
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    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    I was able to see him two nights in a row in March on a trip.

    Once his own thing, which was much more outside than I've ever heard from him and once in one of his side bands called Zephaniah and the 18 Wheelers--Jim's playing in that band was just divine and his tone was to die for.

    As a bonus I sat next to Mario Batali.

    Jim is very gracious in person as you would expect.
     
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    If Jim C ever gets into the heart of the country (OKC), I would volunteer to have him over for lunch/dinner/coffee/ride to or from airport.
    Anything in hopes of osmosis of a tiny smidge of his cool awesome.
     
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    I watch that video again and again. Jim is so good. I met him a million years ago in Dallas at the Klon booth. Funny, eh? He was demoing the pedal and he was just plain funny, too, as this video shows. I have a few of his releases and enjoy "Orange" most. I will buy the Honeydrippers one when it comes out.
     
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    Hard to pick a favorite Campilongo disc; they are all excellent. That said, "Heaven is Creepy" is the one I seem to reach for a little more often than the others.

    /rick
     
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    The video music and performance is fine but this is a case for using less reverb.
    Campilongo is another virtuoso on Tele who has much to offer in words.
     
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    I agree that it is very hard to pick a favourite but if someone asks to hear his stuff I usually will throw on "Heaven is Creepy" or "American Hips" as a good representation of his music.

    His solo stuff is very different than what he is doing with Honey Fingers. I'd say Honey Fingers resembles his work with the Ten Gallon Cats the most.

    Big Campilongo fan here!

    Cheers
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    I saw the Honeyfingers group with Stephane Wrembel at Barbes. It was a great night for music. I'm eagerly awaiting the Honeyfingers album due to come out this summer.
     
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    Jim is a self admitted reverb addict - I think in one interview he even jokes that he has to go to 'reverb anonymous'. I don't have a particular issue with that sound.

    Can't wait for the record he's just finished up with these guys to come out.

    Orange is a particular favourite of mine. Great record.
     
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    I disagree.

    I find the steel player's dry tone to be much less interesting than Jim's.
     
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    Here's a great video of a typical Monday night with Jim's trio, full set



    /rick
     
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    I like Jim's playing a lot. But the drummer in this video needs to back off. It's a small club. Sounds like he's a rocker at heart. Even playing with the big end of the sticks most of the time.
     

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