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Inner Circle in Hawaii Excerpts Part One in NTSC from the 60 Minute concert video, shot in Hi Def; Sam Small, Director, Editor, Producer from samsmall on Vimeo.
Inner Circle in Hawaii Excerpts Part Two in NTSC from the 60 Minute concert video, shot in Hi Def; Sam Small Director, Editor, Producer from samsmall on Vimeo.
Baby Gramps “SomeDemoS” Sam Small Director Editor Camera
Recorded when Baby Gramps opened for Phish in Portland OR. Performing “Richland Woman’s Blues”, “Backswamp Potioner” and “Let’s all be faries”.
Baby Gramps is an amazing amalgamation of everything that anybody’s ever heard including Mississippi John Hurt, Uncle Dave Macon, Charlie Patton, Blind Blake, Captain Beefheart, the Tuvan Throat Singers and Popeye. Baby Gramps has created a highly developed and completely original musical concoction that is easily the most intriguing synthesis to come out of the roots revival of the late 20th Century. He plays beautifully “betwixt the cracks in the piano” a la Ornette Coleman, can scat the blues three notes at once, and has invented his own guitar technique he calls “scribbling”. Gramps does amazing tricks with timing, timbre, tempo and pitch that no one can hope to imitate, and reinvents himself nightly, never performing a song the same way twice. I call it jazz, because that’s what it is.
~ Glenn Howard, American Musical Heritage Foundation
Scott Huckabay’s performance on Maui; Sam Small Camera, Director, Editor
Scott Huckabay is a brilliant guitarist whose groundbreaking style incorporates elements of Rock, Blues, Jazz and Fusion. To watch Huckabay play the guitar today, you are struck by his overall mastery of the fretboard and the way in which his fingers fly up and down the neck of his acoustic guitar. Including using a meteorite for a guitar pick, Scott utilizes every known guitar trick and then adds a few of his own just for fun. Behind the explosive dynamics and pulsating rhythm of Scott Huckabay’s alchemical guitar work lies an inspiring story of healing and recovery that is perhaps, more powerful than the music itself.