just an update from my boss, Brian Stoltz.... the FUNKY METERS have been reunited and are ON TOUR worldwide again. PBS has been temporarily suspended due to some legal issues with their former manager that I can't talk about, but will be testifying in court over, it ain't pretty, but that's rock & roll for ya. I am currently setting up Brian's new "fly rig" pedalboard for all these new Funky Meters dates, and it's really simple: Paul Trombetta minibone Catalinbread Ottava Magus Buddha Wah pedal those three pedals feeding the Line 6 M13, that I will be programming with all Brian's fave sounds -- he lost most of his gear in Katrina, so I have been working with his since then to rebuild his rig. Brian plays Fender guitars exclusively, including a roadworn '84 Strat Plus that Fender gave him in 1984 when he was in the Neville Brothers, an '85 MIJ strat with scalloped neck he bought on tour in Japan, and an original '74 Tele Deluxe -- I take care of these guitars, and I love them all, they have a certain funky "stank" to them after being on the road for over 20 years. Brian Stoltz is one of the best guitarists IN THE WORLD with the New Orleans sound -- check out a little something here: Brian also toured with Bob Dylan -- and Bob even wrote about Brian in his autobiography as his "funky guitarist from Slidell"