Smoke’em if you got’em… - Tom Welty
Another piece I did during the early 2000s using just a guitar, chorus pedal, and computer. I always felt this had a laid back, lounge feel, hence the name. This tune was part influenced by my interest in Dave Matthews, and part a self education I was doing at the time in classical guitar. As is usually the case when I learn real technique I completely bastardized and misused what I learned and came up with my own “thing”. I make no apologies.
The song was recorded in one take in my apartment bedroom, and has a few errors that still erk me, but there is a run that appears twice in the tune that I am particularly proud of. There is a high melody line the ascends while the bass notes conversely decend, which was my tribute to Bouree in E minor, the only classical tune I ever fully learned.