Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree

I have been cutting some videos from a concert I did back in December of 2016.

And yes, I know that it is June. Better late than never I suppose.

This was from 2016:

And this was from 2014:

Interesting for me to see the differences between the two events. Aside from being a couple of years apart, we had a different lead vocalist. Doug, in the 2016 video, has been with the team for two years. Rob, in the 2014 video, had been with the team for six years.

The core team, drums, bass, electric guitar, has been together for eight years.

I love the hall that we used in 2016. We have been there for two years and we will be doing two nights in December of 2017. The only negative is that we cannot use haze which means we leave the moving lights behind. In looking back on the 2014 video, although the stage was tight and the seating limited, those moving lights were really cool.

2 replies
  1. Rob Haskell
    Rob Haskell says:

    Hey, Richard – nice tight rhythm section! I am liking what I think is a blue sparkle Gretsch – new acquisition? This doesn’t seem to be listed in your gear section. I prefer the tone in 2016 during your lead to the Strat in 2014. Fuller, richer IMO. Great job as always.

    Hope all is well with the family and pup!


    • Richard Cleaver
      Richard Cleaver says:

      Hi Rob,

      Yes, I did pick up a Custom Shop Gretsch about a year back. Great guitar although it does have a tendency to squeal a bit when going for the really big overdriven solo sound. Worked really well for this tune!


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