Camisha Ruffins, Bassist

Archive for May, 2012

I love cars…from domestic broke down (well, not really) to sporty exotic prototypes/concepts that even I wish would be challenged and realized…oh well, many won’t be given that opportunity…hmmm sorry I digress lol. Peep the twinsies

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Left is a 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Performante. (with no plates)

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MTD-Setting up your Bass

From the legendary maker himself! and instructional video on caring for your bass in a way. i remember chatting with him on several occasions at NAMM ’12. Good guy and awesome bass maker


After mucho bassin’ on my MTDs I’m whippin’ out the 4 string Fender for some therapy. This week my creativity seemed to flow a bit while shedding on it so now its time to get intimate with “Leo”

Jack Freeman at the House of Blues

1am. Bronze peacock room. House of blues.[HOU].the esteemed artist of the evening just finished his set.jack freeman that is.

I got there late enough to miss the nice guys (HOU) and D Hayes (DAL) nevertheless I got there in time for a really nice show…

Music was appreciated. I sat back and enjoyed it thoroughly. Then it was my time to play a little…let’s say around 12:15. beautiful music was played. I befriended talented guitarist Ben Cena (@bencinamusic) and awesome accompanying drummer Chesley Lorraine put of ATX. 220 (220music) from HTX put on an extended showcase of the plethora of hits they’ve created…nevertheless an enjoyable show.

the drums started off jack freeman’s show as a nice band intro into Lonely…good starting joint of course. Followed by His Place the pace slowed down and the color of the room went from blue to red with the sultry breath taking Away what a swooning the ladies were under!!!! it was obvious that the ladies were feeling this song…maybe a little too much lol. Soon as it ended the pace picked right back up for Visions, a high energy live sample feel. straight retro with this one! and if one fast moving hit wasn’t enough my good friend’s jam soon followed. starting with a kickin’ drum roll Lynnie’s World didn’t disappoint! [check it out at TRACK 2]. we slowed it down again for slow dance, but it was short lived as Love doens’t live here anymore soon started with the bass guitar riffing up a solo reminiscent of the original bassline. the show ended with Figure it out, also featuring the best of each instrumentalist on stage after most of the song has transpired….good concert indeed. if you missed it, well…you missed it. yep, sorry

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Jack Freeman Headlines at House of Blues [HOU]

This Thursday night i’m free-bassin’ with Jack Freeman at HoB.  groovin to some of his most suave tunes it’s imperative that u come witness this event.  preceded by the nice guys and a few other talented acts $8 is an excellent cheap date for good music and possible drinks [if bar’s open].


don’t come for me, come for the can thank me now

Phonte and 9th Wonder invades Houston [warehouse live]

known to many but was definitely not a veteran in performing in our little town, 9th wonder was greeted eagerly by concert goers hungry for some good music…

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Diamond in the rough? Me and Fender’s happy medium?

Lately I’ve been thinking about picking up a quality 4 string to beef up my arsenal of high powered axes. Certain situations made the thought cross my mind
•working in the blues world
•maximizing my musical efforts on such a small scaled bass like I did back when I began
•enjoying good players like Marcus, Esperanza,verdine and more groove with just an E as their low

As I said this thought has crossed my mid a few times and on a whim I just happened to stop at my nearby GC and passed by a used Korean made fender deluxe series jazz 24. Active/passive. Mono-volume knob…mid-scoop “slap switch”. Sunburst…now a little about me:

•not a big fender fan
•always a fan of 24 frets
•sunbursts always seemed lame to me

But this bass is making me eat my words! As soon as i got it i went to a rehearsal and it was a delight to hear. No need for the slap switch when the tone given is funky and clean!!!i think I found a gem 🙂

I’m gonna enjoy my 30 days before I lay the verdict…see u in 30 days

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