In the close-up above, I am playing bass guitar and piano simultaneously. The bass makes sounds by striking the string with two middle fingers together and hammering against the fret.
I have been playing this style of two instruments together for forty + years; back in the day, it was often four hours a night, six nights a week!
Review from New York City Athletic Club when I was playing at the Casa Cordova, near Taos, NM in 1981: "The entertainer who plays in a living-room setting in the rustic lounge has a non-stop sequence of songs, stories, and patter that is engaging and entertaining. His use of bass guitar and piano together creates a full, concert-type sound that fills the room without overpowering and, adding his strong vocals, made an unforgettable and memorable night for this group of big-city- hardened Easterners." - Report from the New York City Athletic Club, March, 1981.
2016 CONCERT SCHEDULE
2017 CONCERT SCHEDULE
"Rod did a wonderful job playing several musical instruments ...guitar, harp, keyboard, mandolin & accordion as well as singing. He was sensitive to the crowd...able to read the audience well and play and sing music very beautifully! He has a gentle spirit and great humor which is hard to find these days. Look forward to seeing you at our next party!"
2018 Concert Schedule