Music Updates

February–May, 2012
Posted here April 15, 2022

New Amplifier

Saturday, February 18, 2012

We have been wanting to replace the old silverware cabinet that the microwave sits on. On the way back into Janesville, we saw Main Street Mercantile, which sells used furniture and stuff, so we looked around but didn’t find anything we wanted. ~ Next we went to Carousel Consignments on Main Street; we didn’t find a cabinet, but I landed a nice little Peavey amplifier that I can use for performing my music!

Bought a nice used Peavey amplifier at Carousel Consignments on Saturday (Feb. 18). Everything works perfectly, but it’s designed for a guitar, not a keyboard and vocal mic. ~ Aha, I found the old Behringer preamp that I used in recording my CD in 2006. A fair amount of fiddling with the controls and voila! Music! Now I can do solo gigs (at least in small venues).
~ Posted to Charlie Petitt Music, 11:36 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2012.

New Mic and Cable

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Got new mic and new cable for my keyboard yesterday. Used them at Riverside Ramblers gig in Footville this afternoon, and everything worked beautifully. Did Open Mic at Mocha Moment this evening (my first of 2012) and my set of 7 songs went off fine.
~ Posted to Charlie Petitt Music at 10:26 p.m.

New Instrument: My First Ukulele

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Went to Voigt Music Center, bought a Kala Mahogany Concert Ukulele, and special-ordered a case for it.

I got brave and took my new ukulele to the Open Mic at Mocha Moment tonight. I’ve only been playing for a few weeks and had only played once for anyone else until now, and that was two easy songs for my wife and a close friend... so tonight I did six songs in various keys. I was terribly nervous as I stumbled through the set, but everyone told me I sounded great.
~ Posted to Charlie Petitt Music at 8:11 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

See Music in 2012 at for more on Charlie’s music in 2012.