Hello everyone! I'm new to this community and I'm currently booking a summer 2013 tour in July from the 14th to the 27th. My stops will include the surrounding areas of Denver, CO; Jackson Hole, WY; Missoula, MT; Moab, UT and Taos, NM. Any suggestions for solo instrumental acoustic guitar friendly venues of any kind are welcome! Feel free to contact me via my website, email or any of the below links. - Thanks!
"Darrin Kobetich’s ax was forged in the flames of metal and mellowed around a Kerrville campfire. Today he essays eclectic solo explorations, theatrical accompaniments, and electro-acoustic experiments. His masterful technique is always held in check by a composer’s sensibility."
- Ken Shimamoto, Fort Worth Weekly (Jun 22, 2011)
"Kobetich’s fingerstyle had wrested my attention away from the food. An almost hypnotic display of technical proficiency not just of instrumental acumen, but further an indication of techniques from all over the world. The tunes bear within them a sense of transit, of a journey across a distance. You might notice Middle Eastern sounds, even African or Asian tones; or you could simply allow yourself to be carried away upon the stream of sound he is able to generate."
- Lyle Brooks, Fort Live (Sep 11, 2012)
My Guitars & Gear
Perfect condition used Larrivee LV-03R (bought from my bro-in-law -- sat in its case for several years. He bought it at a pawn shop, where they didn't know what they had. Not many Larrivees in Texas!), 2007 Martin D-28 12 string with custom cutaway, beat up 2002 Taylor 310ce, Gibson SG '05, Les Paul '95, Explorer '83, Flying V '83 and more lesser brands. I think my acoustic sounds (if I must plug it in, though miking is the best sound) best through my trusty old Crate PA head and a couple of 10" Eminent speakers. All 3 acoustics are Fishman powered: the Larrivee and Martin have the Pro Blend in them. The Taylor, I took out the Matrix(installed it my X series Martin 12 - which sounds pretty good, by the way for a cheaper model) and had installed the Premium Blend with the goose neck mic. Gotta have that miked sound. For the electrics, all Seymour Duncan powered, Ampeg VH150 through a Marshall 4x12.