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Last week, I saw KT Tunstall at one of WPLJ’s "Up Close and Personal" concerts. (Thanks for the ticket, Andi.) As with the previous shows I caught at Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom, KT sounded great, was in great spirits, and the band was tight. I don’t think I’ll be heading to see her again until she has something new to promote (I imagine she’s contractually obligated to play the entire Eye To The Telescope CD and little else), but if you haven’t seen or heard her, she’s worth a look-see.
I was able to get some pretty good close-up shots as well – check ’em out here.
I posted a couple times on my previous blog about KT and how much I really dig her. Note my comment in that linked post: "Her music is catchy, she has a tremendous voice, and the tricks she does with her loop pedal (nicknamed "Wee Bastard," which is what she calls it whenever it breaks) are pretty clever. She makes me want to buy one."
My wonderful wife, clearly picking up on this painfully obvious hint, bought me the Akai E2 Headrush pedal for my birthday. It’s tons of fun, although I feel sorry for my downstairs neighbors, who have to listen to me loop my voice anywhere from 2 – 8 times over.
My only frustration has been that KT is somehow able to loop both her guitar and her voice through that one pedal. The pedal only has one output, so as far as I can tell, it’s either voice or guitar, not both. I’ve tried using an adapter to use both, but it hasn’t worked.
I’m about to get all technical and nerdy here, so discussion on the Wee Bastard (as well as a couple of live mp3s) after the jump.