Bob Log III
About a year ago, I went to Tucson to visit my friend Adam. Coincinidentally, it was the 20th anniversary of Club Congress, a great music venue in the area. There were concerts all weekend, but the highlight was a Tucson music documentary called High and Dry. It was during this film that I was first exposed to Bob Log III.
Bob Log III is a lo-fi blues one-man band based in Tucson, Arizona. He is well known for performing in a flight helmet and singing through a telephone headset attached to the helmet. He plays slide guitar and a bass drum at the same time as well as using a drum machine and various effects.
When Bob Log III was a child, he lost his left hand in a boating accident. It was soon replaced with a monkey paw, and a new guitar style was born.
- "It's my own personal style, see," Log says, "the paw moves much quicker than a normal hand, so my real hand has to flop around a lot to compensate."
- And what about the helmet?
- "What helmet?" he asks, his voice muffled by a helmet.
Bob Log III is doing a short west coast stint opening up for Blowfly.
Wed 9/6/06, Tucson, AZ, Club Congress
Thu 9/7/06, San Diego, CA, Brick By Brick
Fri 9/8/06, Hollywood, CA, Knitting Factory
Sat 9/9/06, San Francisco, CA, 12 Galaxies
Sun 9/10/06, McKinnleyville, CA, Six Rivers Brewery
Tue 9/12/06, Bellingham, WA, The Nightlight
Wed 9/13/06, Vancouver, BC, Richards on Richards
Thu 9/14/06, Seattle, WA, El Corazon
Fri 9/15/06, Portland, OR,, Sabala’s
Sat 9/16/06, Oakland, CA, Stork Club
Sun 9/17/06, Santa Cruz, CA, The Attic
Tue 9/19/06, Las Vegas, NV, Celebrity Room
Wed 9/20/06, Tempe, Az, Clubhouse