J.B. Kline Friday Show

Photos by Richard Paul.



Rifling through my electronics case and there was the only effect I have ever found use for: A chorus pedal. These pretty much render useless 12 string guitars. Over the years I have used this box sparingly, usually on slow ballads such as “The Fields of Athenry”.

My hand continues to heal but not back to 100% just yet. One thing is certain: I will be playing far less than in the past, for the arthritis is not limited to my left thumb; it is present in other digits of my left hand from decades of playing rhythm guitar.

Recovery Progress

Happy New Year, Ladies and Gentlemen. My recovery from the thumb surgery is on track. I expect to be back to normal by March or April. At the moment, I can only play cowboy chords, no barred ones. Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

Remembering Dr. Lee Harrod

My good friend and former professor Dr. Lee Harrod passed away the day before Bloomsday this past June. He was a renowned Joyce scholar with whom I had the pleasure of interacting in many ways, especially at TCNJ and The Evergreen Forum.

J-100 pick guard

The clear J-100 pick guard I ordered from Greasy Groove in Canada arrived today. You can barely see it but it’s now on my CJ-165. No pick guard was installed in the Boseman factory. I wanted a clear one so the abalone inlay around the sound hole would remain visible.