Friday, December 7, 2007

Publicity shots arrive from our photographer

MURPHYS, Calif., USA - The first set of photos taken by The Four Headlamps official photographer - Ruth Gray - arrived at our studio this evening.

They were taken last week during our practice session at Ruth and Brian house on the edge of the wilderness in the mountains.

Mariposa Ole!

Headlamps Two
The Four Headlamps

While we don't have our musical instruments in our hands for this shot, you can get the full headlamp effect.

Bright, isn't it?

We are working up a song list, bolstered by several ukulele books I purchased at a music store in downtown Murphys. So far, I think we can safely add
Folsom Prison Blues, Crazy, and King of the Road.

Safely might be a slight exaggeration.

Headlamps One
Jammin' with the Headlamps

Headlamps three
Pat & Sylvia on break

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The Four Headlamps launch a web page

MURPHYS, Calif., USA - Six months after sitting in a palapa in La Manzanilla, Jalisco, Mexico, the four members of the band The Four Headlamps gathered in Camp Connell and Murphys to go over some music and lay some plans for upcoming gigs.

We don't actually have any gigs, but we are having fun with the music.

Mariposa, ole! Mariposa, ole!

After a first jam session Friday night, we had another bit of fun Saturday, enlisting the aid of 10-year-old Delaney Gray on vocals.

She might have to replace Michael as lead singer. He's insisting, in fact. In fact, he's trying to back out of singing all together, and would prefer to simply bang away on his amplified, 8-string uke.

The name,
The Four Headlamps, came from Scott Noble, formerly Chief Engineer on the sailing vessel Sabbatical.

We were all sitting in a palapa playing some music at sundown and borrowed Scotty's headlamp so we could see our music.

And,
voila, the name of the band came forward.

Here's a quick video of some practice with Sanders and Michael and Delaney, followed by Pat and Sylvia getting ready for the first of our publicity shots, taken by band photographer, Ruth Gray.

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