In the spirit of treading into unfamiliar territory and uncomfortable routines, I’ve tried to fuse a style of Robben and EJ, improvising over “Nothing to Nobody” from the Supernatural album.
The backing track is a 3rd party interpretation of the piece, without guitars, so that I could play with the organ accompaniment. Cost all of 100 cents and probably the best buck I’ve spent all week.
I am a little ashamed to say I am not as familiar with Mr. Ford’s catalogue as I should be, but I’m working to change that. His music is always on rotation, but I admit I haven’t dissected him as I have EJ, and it shows.
Combining the EJ-isms, but staying true to the Robben Ford school of less gain, almost zero delay, and a lot of inflection/attack, it was a piece of work to get it feeling right under the fingers. Thankfully the man allows for a bit of reverb.
The gear more simple this time: a fender cs 57 strat - ts808 - fender princeton on 6 - suhr RL - two notes.
Thanks for reading and please enjoy,