I was reading a little bit of a recent post about travel instruments, and I realizing how incredibly focused on spinnaker, nylon, and titanium, we haven't talked about the sounds of spruce, maple,pernambuco, brass, or the good ol' ivory. What instruments do you guys and gals play, and what songs are in your head when your on the road.
I'm incredibly lucky to have a musical family, my Dad plays Organ and Piano, my brother Piano and Guitar, and my Grandma keeps her fingers moving on Violin. I play a little Violin, Mandolin, a tiny bit of Piano, but now I'm really into Guitar and my late grandfather's viola. I record a little bit, maybe I'll post an MP3 up here when I get them all kinked out.
As for influences myself, I enjoy most chamber and trio music, but above all, gimme a little fingerlickin, fingerpickin! the great Nick Drake, and some newer M ward or Sufjan Stevens, but if you really want something good, check out Iron and Wine, and you'll never want to be angry again.