Essentials: Surf Guitar is officially released!

In Jason Loughlin’s Surf Guitar edition of Essentials, you’ll explore a variety of Surf music styles, as well as some of the styles that orbit Surf music. Surf music doesn’t have a lot of improvisation in it, as it’s primarily focused on melody and arrangement, which is what Jason focuses on throughout the course. It more »

Aquarium Solarium July 13th at Sunny’s 10-1

My new project will be playing Sunny’s Bar in Red Hook Thursday July 13th. Sunny’s is an old speakeasy on the water with magic in the air. Aquarium Solarium is a mix of Surf, Latin Jazz and Exotica. I’ll be joined by Tom Beckham on Vibes, Jonny Lam on Gtr and Steel, Larry Cook on more »

The String Gliders June 4th at Rockwood 10pm

Should be a great night of instrumental guitar music. Come Early for Luca Benedetti’s set at 9pm. Rockwood Music Hall

Osceola May 10th at Skinny Dennis

I having so much fun in this new band I’ve started with Mike Tichy. We’re still writing tunes and finding it’s sound but in the meantime we’ve playing at Skinny Dennis about once a month filling out the sets with Elton John, Jackson Browne, Derek and The Dominos and Wings covers. Jon Cowherd, Scott Colberg more »

Live Webinar April 19th 7pm

I’ll be doing a live webinar Wednesday evening at 7pm EST. This is pretty exciting. I’ve never done one of these before. I’ll be covering flat picking over changes in the first half hour then I’ll open it up to questions about music, guitars, cooking… whatever you want. Click here for details

The Music Of Chet Atkins Jan 29th

Jason Loughlin and John Shannon perform the music of “Mister Guitar” Chet Atkins. They’ll be performing arrangements spanning his whole career. They’re joined by Scott Colberg and Robin Macmillan on Bass and Drums. At Barbes in Park Slope Brooklyn 7pm

The Ventures Xmas Album Performed By The String Gliders

Get into the Christmas spirit by spending December 19th with The String Gliders. We’ll be performing The Ventures Christmas album from top to bottom at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 at 9pm. This is a great venue on the lower east side. Lets pack the place!

Halloween Show

The String Gliders will be playing on Halloween at Skinny Dennis. We’re gonna cover some fun spooky instrumentals. Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone, Alferd Hitchock Presents, Theme from Halloween… should be fun.

Opening for Asleep At The Wheel Oct 18th

I’m happy to announce that The String Gliders will be opening for the legendary western swing band Alseep At The Wheel at City Winery on October 18th. This a dream bill if you love western swing and country music. You can purchase tickets here.

Blues Connections: Minor Is Now Available

My new course Blues Connections: Minor is now available for pre-order at a 15% discount by entering the code MINOR at check out. This course covers minor pentatonic modes, voice leading minor pentatonics over a blues progression, targeting chord tones, using improvisational devices and targeting the 9th and 6th. Comes with backing tracks, notation and more »