Michael Lee Firkins: ZC3 Little Wing

Ziua Chitarelor http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000094660095 was my first chance to see Micheal Lee Firkins since seeing him play at Tower Records way back in 1990 after the staggering self titled release of Michael Lee Firkins on Shrapnel Records. During back stage talks Michael tells me he remembers this show vividly, as it was one of his first appearances outside of USA.

Michael Lee Firkins jams continuously in rehearsals, laughing and joking discussing his band and future plans for touring and new material. The last few months have been fruitful with Michael estimating that he's got enough material for two new albums.

On stage he really rips it up, instead of stage monitors he turns his amp around and lets it point towards him. On show night it is the 40th anniversary of the death of Jimmy Hendrix, so Michael tips a hat and jams his way memorably through Jimmy's greatest hits.

Michael indicates that he's not a big fan of too many pedals and effect, preferring to get the sound from the amp and having a fear that the other way will lead to things becoming unplugged part the way through. I must admit his sound was slamming on the night and he no doubt picked a number of new fans along the way. Micheal Lee Firkins: http://www.michaelleefirkins.com/. You can also pick up Michael's music: http://astore.amazon.com/truinshr2-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=216

Michael Lee Firkins: ZC3 Little Wing