Five Firsts: Patrick Weklar of soundBarn

December 7th, 2011, 11:00 am by Greg
Patrick Weklar

Patrick Weklar

NAME: Patrick Weklar
BAND AFFILIATION: soundBarn, Location Ensemble

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Not entirely sure, but it’s a safe bet it was a Beatles album – or albums – since I used to buy them 2-3 at a time. The record store was on the way home from my job, so I usually arrived home on payday with empty pockets and an
armful of LPs.

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Ronnie James Dio at the Glens Falls Civic Center in ’84 or ’85.

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … A 1960s-era Sears Silvertone guitar. It was one of the Danelectro-style amp-in-case models. I inherited that from my brother when I was probably six or seven years old and used to goof around with it until my parents gave it away to my cousin. I now have his old Sunn cabinet, so I guess we’re somewhat even.

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Be Here Now: “A Thousand Fibers” @ the soundBarn, 3/26/11

March 24th, 2011, 2:00 pm by Greg

The soundBarn: A Thousand Fibers

For those with big ears and a keen sense of adventure the soundBarn in Valatie is hosting “A Thousand Fibers,” an evening of long-form musical improvisation featuring assorted members of the Albany Sonic Arts Collective and the soundBarn. The event will take place at 8pm on Saturday.

Among the featured performers will be:

Insect Posse – the guitar-wielding duo Mark Lunt and Chris Bassett

Fossils From the Sun – the solo project of Ray Hare (Century Plants, Burnt Hills, Twilight of the Century, etc.)

Holland Hopson – composer, improviser, banjo player, electronic artist and Metroland’s Retro-Futurist of the Year in 2010

soundBarn – the experimental music duo of Thomas Lail and Patrick Weklar

Five Firsts: Thomas Lail of soundBarn

December 1st, 2010, 2:00 pm by Greg
Tom Lail

Tom Lail with soundBarn (photo by invisible city/Mark Lunt)

NAME: Thomas Lail
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, organ, pedals, other

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … “Batman and Robin,” performed by the Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale (which, years later, I discovered was, in fact, Sun Ra). So many childhood hours spent by the close-and-play listening to Sun Ra.

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … The Cars… “Candy-O,” I think. I remember being struck by the chilly, implacability of them. They lost me after “Panorama” when they became a garden variety pop band.

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