The Deli Stompbox Exhibit at Main Drag Music in Brooklyn, NY

Main Drag music in Brooklyn hosted once again the Deli Magazine Stompbox Expo and this was our first year to attend. Expecting to potentially not know anyone, I was pleasantly surprised when I walked in and found Brian from smallsound/bigsound graciously setting up our board next to Adrienne of Red Panda. We all said in almost unison "hey, I didn't know you were going to be here" Soon thereafter and throughout the weekend I had the fortune of meeting and getting to know several of the other manufacturers in attendance. I feel like we (OBNE) came into existence during an interesting time of this industry. Lots of cool stuff is happening in the effects industry, it's really interesting to see how things are progressing and the directions companies are heading. All in all, a wonderful trip. I made new friendships, got to foster some existing ones, and got to interact face to face with people who, though totally uninvested what we're doing, were interested in this weird ride we are currently on. Brian from ss/bs and had I the opportunity to visit the Critter and Guitari office in Bushwick, that was fun and inspiring. I also stayed in an Airbnb in Prospect Heights with some gracious and interesting hosts. That was very charming. Oklahoma just doesn't have the architectural history and indications of early infrastructure that New York does (obviously), and it's so interesting to see some remnants of that stuff first hand. See you at Main Drag next summer for the next Stompbox Expo. 

MAIN DRAG MUSIC (sorry guy who I don't know and didn't ask if I could take your picture.)

MAIN DRAG MUSIC (sorry guy who I don't know and didn't ask if I could take your picture.)

Hey look it's Tom Kogut from TOMKAT Pedals. He is really nice. 

Hey look it's Tom Kogut from TOMKAT Pedals. He is really nice. 

Here's my friend Summer Messing with the C&G Pocket Piano through the Old Blood Pedals. Note Walter Becker with the Pink Strat, his guitar tech was wild and friendly. 

Here's my friend Summer Messing with the C&G Pocket Piano through the Old Blood Pedals. Note Walter Becker with the Pink Strat, his guitar tech was wild and friendly. 

Brian (smallsoundbigsound) and I had a really fun time at the Critter and Guitari workspace. Thanks to Chris and Raffi for enlightening us and being rad.

Brian (smallsoundbigsound) and I had a really fun time at the Critter and Guitari workspace. Thanks to Chris and Raffi for enlightening us and being rad.

BROOKLYN, NY

BROOKLYN, NY

That Bushwick Blues.