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NEWS   There's a listener - gotta be the same person - who listens almost every day to a few songs of mine, but one in particular *always* gets the majority of the plays. So if I had 40 plays (for instance) 36 of them will be "This Machine" (studio version).

I don't know who you are, but I get a kick out of the stats. So thanks whoever you are and I'm glad you (apparently) really like that song!
Now It's Comin' Back To Me
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I am a musician and songwriter (primarily guitar and mandolin, but with amateur forays into banjo, fiddle, concertina, percussion and keyboard), jammer and jam host, recording engineer, producer, studio mole and occasional performer.

When I perform solo, I'm hank49. When friends accompany me, we're hank49 and Loose Canon. Loose Canon is an ever shifting assembly of fellow musicians including Tom Edwards, Mitch Prevatte, Brian Chaney, Kevin Chaney, Lena and Jason Redding, Bronson Shanahan, Robert Darlington, Dave Eske, Johnny Decker, John O'hara, John Seay and more.
Do you play live?
I perform in and around Baltimore Maryland. Recently my favorite venues are the Gordon Center and The Unitarian Universalist Chuch of Fallston. But it once was The Cup coffeehouse in Belair, MD (since changed hands). I also like Huckleberry's in Abingdon, MD.

I usually get pretty good sound and audio recordings when I am in charge of the sound setup. I recorded a show at UU Fallston last December which yielded, after post production and some mastering, several very nice recordings of excellent local performers including Laurie Ballantine and Karen Oliver, as well as Hank49 and Loose Canon (yours truly).
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The internet shows great promise in cutting out or at least minimizing the middle man role, best exemplified by the now waning influence of the record companies.

This allows a closer relationship between artist and listener and can help to assure that artists get nearly all of any money paid for their work. It's been a long time comin'.

If anyone is interested in licensing any of my work, please contact me via email.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Sure, I'd consider it. Perhaps the day will come when such labels are obsolete but even now as technology continues to change the musical landscape, such contracts still have advantages.
Your influences?
Everyone and everything I have ever heard is an influence one way or the other.
Favorite spot?
Between the toes.
Equipment used:
Martin D15 Mahogony, Guild D50, and Taylor 410CE acoustic guitars. Fender Strat and Telecaster, Gibson ES345 and Guild Starfire II electric guitars. Ovation acoustic bass; Ibanez electric bass. Fender, Rhaphsody and Michael Kelly mandolins; Honor concertina, Palatino fiddle and a Tennessee Crafters resonator.

Mackie and Yamaha mixing and Tascam recording eq along with Windows PC based recording and editing hardware and software.

ART, Lexicon, Behringer, Fishman, Digitech, Morley, BBE and Yamaha signal processors.

Crown power amp, Yamaha S115V speakers and Stagepass300 portable PA.
Anything else...?
Right hand, left hand, both ears, pineal gland when available, at least one foot, instinct, inspiration, luck, both sides of the brain and my voice, such that it is.
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