Here is a radio interview I did in 2014 that I want to share with you. I am also posting some answers to some questions that many of you have been asking me recently including answering the great questions and feedback I received from a questionnaire that I sent out a few months ago. And […]
A lot of people have been asking me about my gear that I use and in particular, my guitar. Since most of the questions have been about my guitar, I thought I would create a video explaining a little bit about my baby! This video was literally shot in one take a few minutes before […]
One year Jim Hall was a guest artist at the now defunct National Guitar Workshop. I taught for the NGW at the time and traveled to Connecticut to hear Jim’s Masterclass. But before I get too ahead of myself, about twelve years prior, Jim was in Toronto (where I then lived) doing a duo gig […]
I grew up in farm country. Life was simple. Nearly everyone drove a pickup. It makes sense that my earliest influences were Bluegrass and Country music. I literally grew up inside of a cornfield. There wasn’t much to do when you were young. I was lucky. I started playing guitar at seven years old. Except for […]
Musically, Johnny and Carlos don’t really have much in common. Yes, they both come from folk music roots tradition to their respective home countries: US and Colombia. But what most certainly they DO have in common is FANS! Loyal fans. Even though Johnny Cash is no longer with us, he passed away in 2003, he […]
I remember quite vividly the day that I announced to my parents I wanted to be a professional musician. I was 11 years old and I had been playing guitar already for 4 years or so. At the time, the great Chet Atkins was my inspiration. My first guitar hero.
My parents stood by me and before I knew it, at age 12, I was in the Musicians Union and getting paid to play gigs!…