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Hitting the road with Sam Outlaw

Really looking forward to be playing guitar for Sam. Love the tunes and the folks in the band. His new record has been getting lot’s of love from Rolling Stone and NPR. We’ll be opening a bunch of shows for DAWES and Blake Mills. You can see all the tour dates here. www.Samoutlaw.com

Performance filming at Barbes in Brooklyn

Come see The String Gliders full lineup at Barbes May 3rd from 7-8:45. Very excited to capture some of what we do to share with the rest of the world. We start promptly at 7pm. See you there.

Producing Tony Award Winner Norbert Leo Butz

This month I’m producing my friend’s debut record. Norbert Leo Butz is a two time Tony Award winning Broadway star and needless to say is an extremely talented singer/songwriter. We’re making a great country soul record with a killer cast of players. The record will feature Myself producing and playing Gtr, Jimmy Leahey on Gtr, more »

Murder Ballads on Feb, Friday the 13th

On the eve of Valentine’s Day my band will be playing at Sunny’s Bar in Red Hook. Sunny’s is one of new york’s oldest bars. Great old speak easy. We are going to play some great country swing and then at midnight we’ll be joined Kelli Scarr and play a set of classic murder ballads. more »

THE STRING GLIDERS PLAY THE VENTURES CHRISTMAS ALBUM

We will be playing one of my favorite holiday records on Dec 23rd at the new Living Room in Williamsburg. We hit at 10pm. Featuring Nate Radley-Gtr, Jonny Lam-Farfisa and Gtr, Mike Noordzy-Bass, Andrew Borger-Drums and Tommy Mattioli-Glockenspiel. See you there! www.livingroomny.com

Rockwood Music Hall Nov. 11th/Barbes Nov. 16th

It’s nice to do some shows outside Skinny Dennis. My band and I will be playing after Bluegrass master Michael Daves at Rockwood November 11th at 11pm. Should be a great night. Later the week I’ll be playing Barbes at 7pm before Stephan Wremble. Barbes is a great listening room located in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Playing Barbes Sunday Sept 7th/ WBGO

Happy to say that I will be playing Barbes in Park Slope Brooklyn, NY this Sunday. I will be joined by some very talented musicians. Nate Radley on guitar, Scott Colberg on bass and Andy Borger on drums. We hit at 7pm. Hope to see you there. Also, very happy to hear Peach Crate getting more »

Announcing New Six Week Class at Jalopy

Starting in September I’ll be teaching a country guitar class at Jalopy in Red Hook. It will be 6 hour long sessions focusing in on country guitar technique. We will cover techniques like Banjo Rolls, Chicken Pickin’, Pedal Steel Bends, Flat Pickin’, Double Stops and much more. It’s very affordable and I know will be more »

New Workshop! Blues Connections: Voice Leading Major Pentatonics

I just launched a new eight workshop called Blues Connections: Voice Leading Major Pentatonics. It’s aimed at blues guitarists who have trouble playing the changes, developing musical ideas and get locked into the same old pentatonic boxes. The workshop is divided into two sections. The first section has us learning major pentatonic scales and major more »

50 Country Masters Licks You Must Know

Your trip starts back in the day with Jimmy Wyble’s opening lick fromThe Texas Playboy’s Roly Poly, a tasty gem from Hank William’s Moving It On Over, one of the first chicken pickin’ lick sever recorded from Mr Guitar Chet Atkins, an emulated lapsteel move inspired by Long Gone Lonesome Blues, a must-know Hank Garland more »