Music Motive Returns to SLO Farmers Market

Thursday, March 21st, Music Motive will be back at the SLO Farmers Market for another great performance. Last time, the Bucket Busters performed a feast of percussion sounds and fired up the crowd; this time, we’ll be showing off a different facet of our musical family—the acoustic singer/songwriter.

Two of our instructors, Steve Ambarian and Devin Welsh, will be performing separate sets filled of originals, covers, and maybe a couple surprises.

I talked to each songwriter to get the scoop on the show, as well as to hear about their recent inspirations.

Steve Ambarian

P7140025You’ve built quite the reputation around town for your ukulele, will the majority of your songs be ukulele based? 

No, not really. I’ve been trying to balance out my material with a more guitar driven sound.

What material will you be drawing from? Originals, covers? What can we expect?

Mostly originals. I’m working on a new album right now—probably an EP of originals. A lot of guitar driven, 60’s rock and that sort of thing. Tomorrow night I’ll be pulling from those among some older ones and maybe a couple covers.

What are you currently listening to? 

Definitely Jimi Hendrix. I’ve been listening to South Saturn Delta lately, though Axis is my favorite. Also, Black Sabbath and King Crimson.

Devin Welsh

Devin3You’ve been with Music Motive for over a year now, what other projects are you working on? 

Besides my solo stuff, I’m play in my band, Natural Incense, here in SLO.

What material will you be playing? Band stuff? Solo stuff? 

I’ll be playing my stuff, all originals that I’ve written and a couple covers if necessary. My friend Chris Broemmelsiek will be playing drums and a little bit of guitar also.

What are you currently listening to? 

Well my band’s inspirations are Revolutions, Slightly Stoopid. I could say I draw from them.


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