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Archive for February, 2013

If you research James McMurtry you’ll find dozens of famous writers of music and word quoted as giving credit to to James as being the greatest lyricist of our generation.  His songs are fearless and he covers topics that others dare not explore.  Last nights performance at PAC3, in Carbondale CO was filled with fans [...]

Carrie Rodriguez came to Steve’s Guitars, in Carbondale CO, on February 17, 2013 to a packed house of loyal fans, that many had traveled long distances to her play her fiddler and sing her beautiful songs.  I attended at the recommendation of Steve, as this was my first time hearing Carrie, and was not disappointed. [...]

Jackson Emmer is a songwriter, vocalist, and strings player from Palo Alto, California. His work pairs storytelling with simple sounds.  His mercurial performances, disarming voice and instrumental prowess are unmistakable.  I had the privilege of being invited to visit Jackson in the studio and was able to video these tracks from his upcoming new album.  [...]

Based in the Bay Area (DeVeaux in Oakland, Hadero in San Francisco), the singer-songwriters stopped by Steve’s Guitars unique listening room to share their sweet sounds with those lucky enough to be in attendance.

Willy Porter is an accomplished finger-styling guitarist though he has focused more on song-based playing since his more free-form ensemble playing of the mid 1990s.