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  • NGD – Maybe it's Time (Cover) – Kurt

    Posted by RealKurt on May 10, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Hey there TAC,

    I just picked up a new-to-me guitar this past Saturday, and I think I’m ij love. The guitar is a “2018 Martin 00-17 Authentic 1931”. So basically it’s a new guitar made to old specs based on scans of an actual 1931 00-17. Torrified mahogany top, mahogany back and sides, all hide glue construction, all Brazilian accoutrements – headstock overlay, fingerboard, bridge, binding. 1 7/8″ nut, 2 5/16″ bridge spacing. No truss rod, and they actually oversprayed the pick guard! Also, I had to order a new capo because my old one doesn’t fit past the 3rd fret, the folks at Elliott Capo can accommodate though!

    About the tune: I learned a basic version of this tune a couple years ago and dusted it off for the first time in a long time during Saturday’s Virtual Open Mic hosted elsewhere and on Zoom. The song is called “Maybe it’s Time” written Jason Isbell and performed by Bradley Cooper for the movie “A Star is Born”.

    Hope you like it.

    Kurt

    https://youtu.be/H49htIzvPp0

    • This discussion was modified 3 years ago by  RealKurt.

    RealKurt replied 2 years, 6 months ago 48 Members · 111 Replies
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  • jumpinjeff

    Member
    May 11, 2021 at 7:15 am

    Dood @RealKurt , It is time,… time to quit your day job.

    • RealKurt

      Member
      May 11, 2021 at 7:38 am

      Ha! Wouldn’t that be a dream, thanks bud!! Hopefully post pandemic I can start doing more open mics and I’m talking to a local performer about some opener slots!

      • N-lightMike

        Member
        May 12, 2021 at 8:42 pm

        I know people who do paying gigs who aren’t as good as you are @RealKurt. If you want a paying gig, all you would need to do is put yourself out there. Problem is, you might not make enough money for it to be worth your while.

        MG 😀

  • Bill_Brown

    Member
    May 11, 2021 at 8:42 am

    That was 😱 excellent @RealKurt 👏👏👏 “Really Truly”. I agree with @jumpinjeff ! That guitar sounded really nice also👍👍 Happy NGD🤩

    • RealKurt

      Member
      May 11, 2021 at 7:28 pm

      Thanks Bill! Really appreciate your thoughtful remarks! And of course thanks for the NGD well wishes 😎

  • Mark-D

    Member
    May 11, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Both you and your new guitar sound great.

    • RealKurt

      Member
      May 11, 2021 at 7:29 pm

      Thanks Mark, Gonna take a little while to adjust completely the wider neck, but I’m looking forward to settling in with this guitar!

  • Marty73

    Member
    May 11, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Happy NGD @RealKurt very well sung and played. Enjoyed it! 😊😊😊😎

    • RealKurt

      Member
      May 11, 2021 at 7:29 pm

      Thanks Marty, hope you’re doing GREAT, it’s been too long brother!

      • Marty73

        Member
        May 24, 2021 at 8:39 am

        👍👍👍😎

  • Michelle-PSL

    Member
    May 11, 2021 at 9:58 am

    Wow, @RealKurt – I’m amazed every time I hear you perform. You’re better than the movie! So cool – loved it! 😎😍😎

    • Michelle-PSL

      Member
      May 11, 2021 at 9:59 am

      P.S. AWESOME HOG

      • RealKurt

        Member
        May 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm

        Never thought I’d ever want a hog, but darn, I WAS WRONG

    • RealKurt

      Member
      May 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm

      Thanks Michelle! This year of VOMs has really helped me progress I think. A pretty nice silver lining to an otherwise awkward year!

  • PhilBarru

    Member
    May 11, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    Oh Yeah @RealKurt ! I heard you play this at the SNL VOM also. The sound is so much better on this YouTube vid. I totally agree with @Jumpin’Jeff and @Bill_Brown that you have all the chops to become a professional performer. Your vocals are amazing and your guitar playing is also wonderful. The combination is mesmerizing. If nothing else, start your own YouTube channel. Let the TAC community know so we can subscribe and share to the world. You WILL end up with a following.

    • RealKurt

      Member
      May 11, 2021 at 7:32 pm

      WOW!! Thanks Phil, our resident Bluegrass guru! I’m really hoping to do some live open mic’s post pandemic and I’m hoping to start doing some show openers for some local bands too. Let’s hope we’re back open for music soon!

  • KevinZ

    Member
    May 11, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Really great performance @Kurt but it is not surprising you always do great another hit thanks for sharing 👍👏

    • RealKurt

      Member
      May 11, 2021 at 7:33 pm

      Thanks Kevin! I know you’ve been working hard on the guitar chops and showing real progress (congrats BTW) – and your vocals are already right where they need to be, love all the emotion that pours through your microphone!

  • NorCal_Nolan

    Member
    May 11, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    Awesome new guitar, congratulations! And awesome performance (of course that’s not new).

    • RealKurt

      Member
      May 11, 2021 at 7:34 pm

      Thanks Nolan, maybe one day my shoulders will be able to tolerate a dread again, but it the meantime I’ll hope to make these small bodies guitars SING!

  • Dan D#

    Member
    May 11, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    @RealKurt I am blown away how great this performance was! Now how wonderful is that Guitar🥰 but I want you to know just how much you have grown in your playing!!! Your quick hammer on’s and turn arounds. We all know and love your killer vocals!!! But dude you know have it all in your finger tips as well. So I just wanted you too know how far I personally feel you have grown on the playing skills. Ok now that you have it all, I will get too say. I knew him when😉

    • RealKurt

      Member
      May 11, 2021 at 7:36 pm

      Thanks for the lovely remarks on my playing progress, I think this last year at home has been really helpful in that regard – plenty of string time. I’m getting closer to where I’d like to be, and I’m loving every step along the way! We’ll see about some live performances when the world is open for business again, and I’m looking forward to it!

  • Christopher_H

    Member
    May 11, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    Very nice Kurt! Great fingerpicking & vocals!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Congrats on the NGD & performance!

    • RealKurt

      Member
      May 11, 2021 at 7:37 pm

      Thanks Christopher, It took a long time to get there, I think I got lucky that this video came out as well as it did – but I’ll take it! 😎

  • Marisa

    Member
    May 11, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Really great performance all around! Thanks for posting and enjoy that guitar! @RealKurt

    • RealKurt

      Member
      May 12, 2021 at 8:10 pm

      Thanks Marisa! I’m glad I posted too, just trying to get the hang of the new site layout! And I am still loving this guitar!

  • EricBogo

    Member
    May 11, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    So when is the CD release party? I would buy that recording!

    Great vocals, great guitar, and a whole lot of heart and soul.

    • RealKurt

      Member
      May 12, 2021 at 8:10 pm

      LOL, I’ve been talking about an album forever, it’ll come when it’s ready, for now it’s about fun!!! Thanks for the encouraging comments!

  • Espen

    Member
    May 11, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Very good, and very inspiring!

    • RealKurt

      Member
      May 12, 2021 at 8:11 pm

      Thanks Espen! Appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment, I sure do like all this music and guitar-ing!

  • noahw

    Member
    May 12, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    That was Beautifully done!! Great vocals and playing! What a treat!

    • RealKurt

      Member
      May 12, 2021 at 8:12 pm

      thanks @noahw – the open mic was a bunch of fun and it’s great to be able to share with a group of like-minded guitar players!

  • N-lightMike

    Member
    May 12, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    You are there buddy. Both your singing and playing are flat out professional. Wonderful to listen to you.

    MG 😀

    • RealKurt

      Member
      May 13, 2021 at 7:46 am

      Thanks Mike! slow and steady wins this race, really appreciate you kind remarks!

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