Earlier this year, I was introduced to Horse Jumper of Love who are a band from Boston, Massachusetts. Since my initial listen, it’s been in heavy rotation on my Spotify play list. If you had to drop them into a category or genre – it would be Slow-Core. And lately, I’ve been so into this style. Love it.
A few months later I was surprised to hear that they were on tour AND playing in my home town. I had to check the band out. The venue was an all ages venue here in town and expected a large turn out. But here in Montana, in the summer and on a week night, it can be extremely difficult to get people out for shows. Summer time here is about camping, exploring and generally enjoying the outdoors. So it can be tough.
But, when I attend shows like this, I feel very fortunate and privileged to see the performance. Horse Jumper of Love put on an absolutely fantastic show.
Dimitri Giannopoulos who is lead vocal and guitar has a unique playing style and tone. He plays in a variety of open tunings, and the tone with his Fender Jazzmaster was something special.
John Margaris on bass (who is also in Community College) as well as back up vocal was playing solid melodic bass lines with his Gibson Ripper Bass.
And holding it all together, was Jamie Vadala-Doran on drums.
After the show, I wanted to see what Dimitri was using for pedals. This small set of pedals covered his entire array of tones. Love the fact you don’t need a lot of pedals to achieve a variety of sounds. He mentioned that his typical board is bigger, but this was his tour set up. Check it out below.
Horse Jumper of Love – Dimitri Giannopoulos – Pedals
Boss TU-3 Tuner
Black Arts Toneworks Pharaoh Fuzz
Electro-Harmonix Neo Clone Chorus
Boss RE-20 Space Echo
Rattlesnake Guitar Cables
If you’re interested in what they sound like, check out this video:
Let me know what you think by commenting below! Love to hear your thoughts!
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