"I usually play a 50 minute set, take 10 minute break then crank it up again. But, feel out your audience too. If the joint is jumpin' keep playin' as well as getting to the end hour of your gig. If people are starting to leave, wind it…"
"Shorts and flip flops. Best to check with your client first though especially wedding gigs. I've done them in shorts/flipflops and tuxedos. Again, check with client first a few days or so B4 gigs and there will be no surprises."
Up for auction is a Pan KAT Midi Steel Drum that I used to play reggae tunes. I have had the Pan KAT for 10 + years but really only used it for about a year to play solo steel drum and some Jimmy Buffett tunes for friends (I am a guitar player). The original unit cost about $1,800 without the case and I am offering it up for $825 plus shipping. I used an older Roland MIDI sampler (not included) for the steel drum sounds but IndigiSounds (YouTube link…
So there are lots of books and videos on how to play pan - all the ones I've seen are for beginners. Anybody know of Advanced technique books? I see LiamTteague does a beginner book- I would love for him to do one for more advanced players.