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Tater Gun Strut

by Richard Gilewitz

Acoustic adventures as the 12-string guitar launches this bluesy folk tune into the land of flying 'taters.
Genre: Blues: Finger-Picked Guitar
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Tater Gun Strut
As I walked along the water’s edge near Cedar Key, Florida, with my wife Beverly and friends Wayne and Robyn Rogers, I took up my place in line to search for the ideal spot to launch our carefully selected baking potato. Armed with no more than a PVC pipe, a can of hairspray and a spud, I dutifully followed Wayne, our fearless leader and president of Gold Tone, as he confidentially strolled along the banks toward his favorite boat dock behind their waterfront property.

I quickly suspected that this drill was familiar to Wayne as he finally stopped and faced a small island across the water. Turning toward me, he seamlessly jammed the potato in one end of my pipe, shook the can of hairspray, glared at me with his look of deviousness and unmatchable concentration. “Are you ready?”

Of course I was ready. With a history of hosting Roman candle fights in the woods of Alabama as a teen, I was definitely Wayne’s kindred spirit. I stood at attention ready to launch. Wayne’s brows knitted together, sprayed the can in the other end of the pipe, stepped back and yelled at me to aim.

I aimed, he leaned forward and lit it, and BOOM! Instant aeronautical potato.

I swaggered in my pride of a job well done and that was the sprouting of “Tater Gun Strut”. The work in progress started as “Tater Gun Rag”, but in the early days of its budding, the tune seemed to carry more of a strut-like feel to it in the middle, so the rhythmic swing of the piece dramatically shifted gears. “Tater Gun Strut” found its way onto both my 6 and 12-string guitars and still seems to sashay between the two, because what else would you expect from a tater strutting its stuff?

This release is the 12-string version.

Richard Gilewitz 2013



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Tasty Treat
I've been anxiously awaiting a release of this tune by Richard Gilewitz for months!!! Happy days have arrived. When I first heard Richard play this piece I became instantly engaged and connected by its rhythm and melody. This just might be the sound track to my life...at least the happiest parts.