Salma wrote that she found herself seated in the first row, in front on Michael at the Ram’s Head yesterday and didn’t hear as much guitar as she would have liked. Here are a couple of photographs I posted in this Journal at the end of January. If you come to one of our concerts this year you might want to make a note of how we set up on stage – let’s call it a little insider information.
If seats are assigned and you want to be closer to the guitar, buy a ticket for the left side of the venue – or stage-right as performers say. If you want more drummy goodness, buy tickets for the right side of the venue – or stage-left. If you want to zoom in on bass action, buy tix for the center. Also, because drums are naturally loud instruments – this is true for a drumkit as well as for Robby’s djembe, for example – the first row might not be the best place to experience the concert. A few rows further back you might not see as well, but the mix of the instruments will sound better.
This is a public service announcement brought to you courtesy of Luna Negra Music.