Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Sight'em: LA Rockers Shop Old Orchard

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are on tour, and last night they performed at the Scott Trade Center in downtown St. Louis.

Meanwhile, yesterday I was visiting Music Folk in Webster Groves, working out a trade for a new mandolin, when the salesman waiting on me gets called aside for a phone call. Someone from the Red Hot Chili Peppers was on the line looking to buy a hard to find folk instrument for their show.

Somehow, the Chili Peppers heard about Music Folk in Webster Groves. It's no wonder; Music Folk carries one of the largest selections of folk music instruments anywhere in the country.

Update: It turns out the Chili Peppers weren't looking for a folk instrument at all. Rather, they were searching for a "D-5 Clavinet" synthesizer. We don't know if they found a D5 in time for their St. Louis performance, but it's nice knowing they went to one of our local St. Louis music stores to try and find one!


Michael M. said...

What kind of instrument?

Did Music Folk have one?

Rick Bonasch said...

It was something unusual and I didn't recognize the name as the men behind the counter were discussing it.

The store didn't have one; but the guy waiting on me said he would check with a friend who had one, asked the other guy to get the CP's telephone number, and he'd get back to them.

I'll try to learn how the story turned out...

Music Folk treated me well, gave me fair value on a guitar I traded in, and now I have learning the mandolin as a winter project...