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
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!
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.
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.
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 tab for all the examples. You can view the intro video and purchase it here.
30 Country Jazz Licks You Must Know is now available for pre-order here. Discounts available by preordering. A lot of you are probably fans of western swing, jazz, and country, and have even heard country jazz before but were not sure how to categorize it. In this course, I’ve picked a great collection of licks from the masters to help expose you to this style. These guys are the early heroes of the electric guitar like Jimmy Bryant, Hank Garland, Leon Rhodes and Les Paul. Through learning the licks, you’ll see how to use jazz improvisation concepts over country progressions, two beat feels, and country shuffles. This course should start you on a journey of discovering an exciting chapter in American music.
I’ll be releasing a new Truefire course on January 22nd called Blues Connections: Major. It covers the major pentatonic in all positions, voice leading pentatonics over a 12 bar blues, adding common passing tones, connecting positions, establishing motifs, devices for developing motifs and anticipating chord changes. I’ve been teaching and refining this material for years. It’s a great way for players to get out of the box and start playing the changes with good phrasing and solid musical ideas. You can Pre-order at www.truefire.com
My band The String Gliders will be performing The Ventures Christmas album in it’s entirety on December 21st at 8pm. This also happens to be the last night for The Living Room. It will be closing it’s doors forever at the end of the night. After our show we will be walking next door to play our favorite spot Skinny Dennis 9-12.
I’ll be playing in LA and Big Sur come September. I have shows with The String Gliders, Austin McCutchen, North of Amarillo and Sam Outlaw. The String Gliders will be at Sassafras Saloon in Hollywood September 8th and 1642 in Echo Park September 11th. Both shows are 9-12. Check my show page for the details. I’ll also be available for lessons while I’m out there. Just reach out through the contact page to set something up.
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
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