David Ford at the Scala last night - new album called Charge here - was an object lesson in maximising what you've got.
The evening began with Emily Grove, who comes from Asbury Park, supported by Jarrod Dickenson, David Ford and drummer Joey Love.
Then it was Jarrod Dickenson, who comes from Texas, supported by Grove, Ford and Love.
Finally it was David Ford, who comes from Eastbourne, supported by Dickenson, Grove and Love.
That's what they used to say about raising pigs. Everything gets used but the squeak.
At one stage in the last set Ford said thank you for the privilege of being a touring musician, for being able to fill up a van with as many instruments as possible, being able to set off and see who they can persuade to listen to them and also spend time with each other. And he played this.