A “love work”. This is how Sam describes Plecker (Vista Kicks) Pulga jams, the unlikely Beatles and power pop-inspired EP he recorded during the pandemic while hiding in a revived California ghost town.
During this week’s conversation, Sam describes his unique quarantine situation (and how it came about) the equipment he lugged into the historic Pulga, California schoolhouse that he converted into a recording studio (including a Silvertone Jupiter guitar , a 1961 Fender Deluxe and a vintage Tascam 388 eight-track machine), his musical education in Roseville, California, and much more. It’s a fascinating conversation with a young musician on the rise.
Check out Sam’s EP here.
Don’t forget that FJ now hosts a whole family of podcasts on everything from guitar making to home recording: Luthier on Luthier; The Truth About Vintage Amps; The Truth About Inclusion And Mixing; Acoustic voices; and sweep the floor.
This episode is sponsored by Mono cases, Folkway music and Retrofret vintage guitars.