Acoustic Guitar, Composer, Flute,
Alvarez 12-string acoustic guitar is performed on every song of
the American Zen LEVEL 1 = Peace Of Mind album. "I wrote every
song on this guitar," says a wide-eyed Coyote with his Cary
FREE SONG: "Don't
Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Synthesizer,Ukulele
Pleasant guitar was a gift from his father. That was really cool
for him. He wasn't excited about my playing guitar until after that
birthday party we played. We each got $15 bucks and we were so excited
that my dad even got exited.
RORY'S WEIRD STRINGING
for his Fender Stratocaster:
.011 - .011 - .016 - .026 - .-036
Bass Guitar, Vox Organ, Backing Vocal
plays a Rickenbacker 4000 custom built by the Ricky factory in the
1950s. "Because of it's shorter
truss rods than the newer 4001 basses, the guys at the factory warned
me to only use flat wound strings,"
says Tom. "Their advice
has worked well for years. Unfortunately, flat wound strings are
hard to find."
Drums, Backing Vocal
Hixon and Tom Calder are self-taught musicians. Rory and Coyote
are both classically trained. Perhaps this is another aspect of
the Yin and Yang of American Zen."I
can't read a note of music," says Steve. "But
you know...music comes from your heart, not a piece of paper."