Just joined the forum and found this thread! Been using a PRS in worship services for almost 20 years. Being a Marylander, it just seemed right. I use a PRS EGII with Mike Christian piezo saddles I modded years ago. Toggle just switches between piezos and magnetics. Still my favorite guitar. I run through a pedalboard that is uses a couple IRs (Iridium) and a few effects, one for acoustic and one electric tones, straight to a monitor and FOH. Just needed the flexibility to use one guitar and pedalboard for all the songs. Start a lot of them with an acoustic, and switch to electric. Speaking of songs, didn't play today, but last week the set list was:
Let Me Count the Ways
Set My Heart
What a Beautiful Name
Our God is Love
Judging by the bluegrass I’ve heard and “tried” to keep up with, I’d say that counts in spades.I played Saturday outdoors at are Fall Family Weekend. We played one 30 minute set, 6 songs. About 2,000 people there. I played bluegrass(ish) though, so I'm not sure if that counts.
Wow! Playing for a couple thousand must've been a blast! Now, that said...I'm trying to wrap my head around tying "DreamTheater" and bluegrass!! Although me thinks your almost dozing speaks volumes...? LOL!I played Saturday outdoors at are Fall Family Weekend. We played one 30 minute set, 6 songs. About 2,000 people there. I played bluegrass(ish) though, so I'm not sure if that counts.
When we play special music at church, they always let us do 2 songs. I've been playing with these guys for 10 years. At first, I had to tell them "If you're doing one slow song, you have to do a fast one." Well, fast to them is not fast. And slow to them is SLOW. I'm constantly telling them to play it faster so we don't put people to sleep. Honestly, I've told my wife for the last 5 years that I'm going to stop playing with them, but all of the guys are good friends, and one of them is the guy I did the 3 year weekly gig with.Wow! Playing for a couple thousand must've been a blast! Now, that said...I'm trying to wrap my head around tying "DreamTheater" and bluegrass!! Although me thinks your almost dozing speaks volumes...? LOL!
Hahahahaha! I feel your pain! Our keyboard player is the worship leader. He and I get along very well. We don't do click tracks, but timing is pretty good...usually! We do have a bass player that will drop off a measure or so every so often. But, I do have one singer that lacks enough confidence and...the reason?...he doesn't spend enough time really learning the song. But, all is good. We're leading a couple songs at best for worship and the entire congregation is singing so all is glossed over a bit. And, being the whole point is to worship Him, there's never anything but compliments given after the service. We try to lift their spirits up with some good pep talks.he'll still ask me "now is that exactly how you're going to play the solo tonight when we play?" and I'll say "probably not."
Love it!Well, since this thread ties PRS guitars and worship together, you all might enjoy this. If you're up for something a little different and some excellent composition and playing... check out the group Dogs Of Peace. It's more a project band than anything (no touring, etc.). They've done two CD's... Speak (1996) and Heel (2016)...yes, 20 years apart! And, just recently popped up a single within the last couple months or so. You can find them on Apple Music and maybe others. The writer of all but two songs is Gordon Kennedy. He co-wrote Change The World (that Clapton recorded).
About 6 years back, I got to know Gordon while taking a dozen Miami University kids down to Nashville for a week. I set them up with about six artists to meet and have them share their stories. Miami paid the artists a small stipend, but all were generous with their time. I brought each a bag of butter rum coffee from a local roaster in Cincy. Gordon reached back to setup getting more shipped to him. Then...we had some long conversations on faith, his writing, amps (I build, mod and repair some in the Dayton/Cincinnati area) and touring...you name it.
Dogs Of Peace was a startup project with Gordon and bassist, Jimmy Lee Slous. (You might also recognize Gordon's name from the group White Heart when Dan Huff left.) The reason I brought up Dogs Of Peace is that you'll hear some very cool music, playing and all the songs centered around Christ. Look them up and enjoy!
The more I listen to them the more I find things that stand out. A couple songs will have a Pink Floyd flair...(Do You Know is one). Some will remind you of a Beatles' Sergeant Pepper tune (All This For A Piece Of Fruit, for example.) Gordon wrote all of them except two songs...Only The Gold and I forget the other.Love it!
That arrangement! Your voices blend so well together. The style takes me back to some of my favorite indie music from the 80s.
First time I ever heard a talk box on bass on Light in the Darkness. I’ll bet that loosened a few teeth
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