Category Archives: Guitar

Dream Theater Rocks Albany

Dream Theater Rocks Albany

It was a full day of guitar for me. First, I played guitar for my church (Terra Nova) in our morning service. Then I went to the John Petrucci clinic that afternoon. And I JUST got back from the Dream Theater concert in downtown Albany. I have to say it was a good day. The [...]

Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2007

Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2007

Last night – for the fifth year in a row – Tami and I saw the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) at Albany’s Knickerbocker Pepsi Times Union Center. This has become a cherished Christmas tradition for me… the TSO music surely graces my car, home, and iPod during this time of year. As always, the show was [...]

HMT Playing at Grace – February 2

HMT Playing at Grace – February 2

WHO :: Hundred Monkey Theory WHAT :: concert coffeehouse featuring electric guitar wizardry WHEN :: Friday, February 2, 7:30pm WHERE :: Grace Fellowship Coffehouse, Latham, NY – for directions go here or call 518.785.4595 WHY :: Because you love me and I play guitar in the band… and hey, free coffee and snacks!

MCCLAINE TRIBE Concert and CD Release Party this Friday!

MCCLAINE TRIBE Concert and CD Release Party this Friday!

WHO :: MCCLAINE TRIBE with me on electric guitar! WHAT :: Concert and CD release party for our new CD Blunder WHEN :: Friday, November 3rd, 7:00pm WHERE :: Grace Fellowship Coffehouse, ; Latham, NY – for directions go here or call 518.785.4595 WHY :: Because you love me and I play guitar in the [...]

Ok, so I’ve been playing guitar…

Ok, so I’ve been playing guitar…

The thing about blogs is that they are snapshots of someone’s mind (or a group mind) as a function of time. Time passes at a constant rate, yet not everyone has time to dump their mind into clever blog-sized anecdotes at a nice constant rate for the electric ether’s amusement. If you haven’t noticed, and [...]

MCCLAINE TRIBE releases debut EP!

MCCLAINE TRIBE releases debut EP!

My band McClaine Tribe is releasing its debut CD entitled Blunder. Although our “official” release party isn’t until November you can get in online effective immediately by going here: www.stevemcclaine.com/blunder. The CD is $8. Release Party7:30pm November 3, 2006Grace Fellowship Coffehouse, Latham, NY Free Admission – Free Coffee – Free Snacks The music on the [...]

Hundred Monkey Theory – Playing in Clifton Park

Hundred Monkey Theory – Playing in Clifton Park

Hundred Monkey Theory will be playing 7pm this Friday (tomorrow) at Samuel’s Coffeehouse in Clifton Park, NY. Usually these type of gigs are purely acoustic because of the smaller intimate settings, but this one will be electric, with myself on electric guitar and Dave, our drummer, on a full drum kit. If you come and [...]

McClaine Tribe

McClaine Tribe

The band :: McClaine Tribe. The mission :: to boldly go where no 37-year-old-male-fronted band has gone before. No, I’m not 37, but Steve McClaine is, and his group of audio marauders now go by “McClaine Tribe”. And yes, I would be his crazy electric guitar player. Check out our website. I do break away [...]

Steve McClaine Coffee House This Friday

Steve McClaine Coffee House This Friday

I’ll be playing electric guitar for Steve McClaine at the coffee house at Grace Fellowship Church this coming Friday night starting at 7:30pm. The show will be different from the Hundred Monkey Theory gigs you may have heard me play before at the coffee house. Steve McClaine’s style is heavier with electronic loop-based influences. We’ll [...]

The Guitar Solo

The Guitar Solo

Many of you know I play guitar. As such I have a particular fancy for the so-called guitar solo, also widely known as the “electric” guitar solo. This beauty was a staple of 80′s hair metal, but it’s musical role is a device that transcends all styles and genres of music. Today the term guitar [...]