Hey all. Back again with a shorter clip this time, because who wants 4 minutes of non-stop guitar solos?..
Trail of Tears from EJ’s Tones is the song that first got me into EJ, and it was the Austin City Limits live performance of this song that got me into picking mechanics and his whole catalogue.
Again, I was inspired by a friend to do my own take on this, having felt ready for some time, but I did not want to play it note for note on the album (or live) and intentionally avoided legato turnarounds and generic octave landings (although they are there) in order to give a neo-EJ vibe rather than a poor man’s EJ (as I have often been accused of :P) I also used a wahwah- because why not?
In addition, I set a time limit of 30 seconds for myself, mostly because that’s usually how I played before I got into EJ and truth be told I’m not a fan of long and drawn out solos (but that’s just me making excuses since beyond 20 seconds I’m already out of ideas).
Thankfully it was a short process and unlike how I usually do these things, which is to sit down and hum some variant of the vocal melody and tranpose that to the guitar, I just went for it a couple of times and thankfully something came out.
The backing track can be found on youtube (search: trail of tears backing track) and it’s a joy to play through. Props to whoever made and played it.
My hearing is starting to bother me but hopefully the sound is alright and the basic setup is the same as it always is/was, a strat (or LP) two tubescreamers, a marshall 2061x, suhr rl into torpedo wall of sound in logic x.
Thanks in advance for watching and hope you guys enjoy.