A pleasant surprise

For no particular reason I happened upon on the Tracy Chapman on the Tavis Smiley Show. I barely remember any of her songs, but I recall not liking any of them in particular (too earnest). So I was pleasantly surprised by her performance on the TS show. It was polished, refined and overall a very fine performance.

What struck me most was the difference her guitar made. I’ve been accustomed to hearing dreadnoughts for so long that the sound of a regular OM (I think) was striking, particularly since she did not belt out the song (she sang at a fairly moderate intensity). Now I really want to get an OM model as a third guitar, but I probably won’t.

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