We'll talk with Mike Silverman, the West Coast man behind That 1 Guy. Mike studied the bass and played in jazz groups on the West Coast but wanted his bass to do more than it could. So he designed the Magic Pipe which is a seriously refashioned upright with one string and thirteen triggers that sample a huge variety of sounds. He's playing at the Stone Church as part of his US tour, we'll talk to him about the mix of music and innovation.
****This interview aired originally on February 21, 2007***
Images from left - The scorpion boot is one of Mike Silverman's instruments. Mike puts together his bass. Mike's fingers fly as he plays his one string bass on the show. (Cheryl Senter, NHPR)