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Saw Leo live again last night

I saw Leo Kottke play live last night in a wonderful theater just down the street from where I live. I've probably seen Leo play live about 10 times at this point. I've been listening to Leo's albums since I…

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The Coolest Guitar I Own

People often ask my who my guitar heroes are. I have the obvious answers: Leo Kottke, Michael Hedges, Tuck Andress, Christopher Parkening, Steve Stevens, etc. But the original guitar hero for me was my Dad. When I was a kid…

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Edward Van Halen R.I.P.

Like many others, I was shocked to hear of Eddie Van Halen's untimely passing this last year. What an amazing guitarist. Due to the acoustic and mellow nature of my music, some people might be surprised to learn that I…

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Notate your songs

O.K. This is a big topic with guitarists. Guitarists generally seem to compose original music fairly easily. I've worked with a lot of music students and it seems like guitarists always write original music of some kind while that is…

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Merry Christmas!

Today is Christmas Eve at the tail end of the strangest year any of us have ever seen.

As many of you know, I released a solo guitar Christmas album a few years ago that has been surprisingly popular. It…

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My long journey to alternate tunings

I'm sort of known for playing a lot in alternate tunings these days so it might come as a surprise that I resisted alternate tunings for years and even considered alternate tunings to be "cheating" on the guitar. Wow. How…

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New album "Symmetry"

I just put out a new album titled "Symmetry." It's a little different. It has sort of mix of styles, 12 string, classical, folk, world, spacey stuff, etc. It's got a pretty good variety of songs, all solo guitar. Please…

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Musicians perform music for people to listen to.

Musicians perform music for people to listen to.

There, I said it. I know a lot of musicians bristle at an idea like this. Many musicians feel that they perform music only for themselves. I understand that, and there always…

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What a year huh?/How an album gets recorded

What a year? We are living through certainly the strangest time I've ever lived through.

I put out a few new albums this year/end of last year.

The Hymns Album

Jazz on a Classical Guitar

Symmetry  

Christmas Guitar, Volume 2

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