Vote now in the 2021 Best of San Antonio Readers Poll.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Solar jammers of SA, unite!!

Posted on Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 6:21 PM

By Enrique Lopetegui

elopetegui@sacurrent.com

EchoTown's Matthew Ahern with tomorrow's recording studio.

If you're a local, environmentally conscious musician, or just a regular Joe (or Joanna) interested in anything green, I think you'll like this.

On Monday, December, 21, the folks from EchoTown will be inviting the music community and the general public to a demo on how to run a 25-watt guitar amplifier off a solar panel, with no battery or other assistance whatsoever.

“You can get a pretty loud sound out of a very small portable solar panel,” EchoTown owner/director Matthew Ahern told the Curblog. “Our `solar` Farm studio will be open, and everyone can check it out.”

The studio runs off CPS's windtricity, a program Ahern takes advantage of by paying just a little bit more on his regular electric bill. On Monday, the solar collector will be outside, right next to the studio, and plugged directly into a regular amplifier. Everyone is welcome to the demonstration, especially if you are a musician.

“Just show up and jam with us,” Ahern said. “You can bring your instrument or use ours. It's the Solstice here, and we'll be showing you how to power your guitar on the shortest, coldest day of the year.”

The solar jam will take place on Monday, December 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Farm studio located on 311 Howard St.

Find more info visiting echotown.net, farmrecorders.com, or by calling (210) 863-6389.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 2, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation