Here is a performance in the Abundance EcoVillage in Fairfield, Iowa. I wrote the song last year and at the time I was inspired by all the good things in my life and wanted to give praise to them through my music.
Praise the Good
By Patrik Siljestam & Nick Tucco
From Solo to Duo
I've been playing by myself for most of my life, except when my song teacher would back me up on the piano. Being a solo singer/songwriter was comfortable for me, because it gave me the full space to express my own inner world through music.
This year, however, I started playing with the drummer Nick Tucco and it inspired me to buy an electric guitar with an amplifier. We have been playing lots of rock music and it just doesn't work with an acoustic guitar.
It also adds a different dynamic to being a musician. Both Nick and I are more intuitive musicians and so we seldom decide before playing exactly what we are going to do, not even when we are performing to an audience. Rather, we make sure to play so much together that we are in tune with each other, which makes the music much more creative.