Alto Key, an independent London-based artist who makes indie/alt-pop music, is a musician whose work has the power to uplift your spirits, punch you in the gut, and squeeze a tear from your heart. He is also delightfully and hilariously funny on his various social media channels, and boasts over 6.7 million likes and 375,000 […]
A Bit About Bagpipes with J. Avery Head
Avery became involved with the local Syracuse Scottish Pipe Band. He was elected Pipe Major (director) within 6 weeks and has been directing the band ever since (1974). The band was initially a Grade 3 pipe band, but has since become a Grade 4 or 5 band, depending on the playing personnel each year thanks to Head’s influence. Since then he’s taught a number of players over the years, and some of them have developed into very noteworthy players and performers. Further, Avery has competed in numerous solo competitions over the years, and has earned a number of medals.
Sandra Wong: The Wonder of the Nyckelharpa
As an enterprising force in the world of indigenous and exotic instruments, Sandra further engages in collaborations with a many musicians working with diverse genres of music. Sandra goes on to create and personally facilitate musical study trips to different countries — leading people into the heart of individual folk cultures through the music and dance of each country. She strives to nurture a deep love of music and the arts in both children and adults.
Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar with Joe Rathburn
That led to Joe attending his first Folk Alliance Conference in Nashville. While there he played the famous Bluebird Cafe, and a few major open mics, learning from those “Nashville cats” and gaining experience. He used that experience as he continued to write and play more and more original shows back in San Diego…
Cait Devin: Young Guitarist Taking the Lead and Playing It
Meet 19 year old alternative / pop singer songwriter from New York, Cait Devin. Guitar is a key part of Cait’s artistry. She dabbles in many styles, reaching a diverse range of audiences. Devin cites her influences to include Taylor Swift, Ashnikko, Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd, Paramore, Chase Atlantic, Avril Lavigne, and Grimes….
Guitar Technology with Randy Tennant
Randy Tennant is the owner of R/T Customs. With over 20 years as a custom guitar builder, he takes great pride in building, maintaining, repairing and customizing acoustic guitars, electric guitars and basses.
Skanson & Hansen: The Harmonious Collision of Two Guitar Worlds
As the description implies, this is not a case of one guitar player strumming a rhythm while the other flat-picks along in melodic movements. Rather, this is a case where these two gentlemen co-operate in composition. They operate more like a quartet. In this manner they can arrange their music to offer more than rhythm and melody, but also imply other parts, such as
Steph Johnson — Spiraling Upward To Bright, Musical Horizons
Voices of Our City is an inspirational musical ensemble that has garnered plenty of headlines. The choir has been the focus of a documentary “The Homeless Chorus Speaks” that aired nationally on PBS stations. The group has performed with the San Diego Symphony, and opened a benefit concert at the historic Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on a bill that featured Jason Mraz and founding members of the Doors.
Good Deeds and Playing Guitar with Jason Mraz
Look For The Good, written and recorded in Jason’s home studio in Southern California, is a continuation of his career-long love for reggae music. It’s a genre he’s always returned to, inspired both by its rhythms and its revolutionary lyrics, and after making 2018’s Know. the singer found himself ready to further explore how he could participate in the style…
Mind Over Matter — The Science of Shred with Michael Head
“What music really comes down to, like a lot of things, is people. Whether you are playing a gig, producing a recording project or coordinating events, it’s all about the people. If you’re listening to my music at a gig we are having a connection. And especially, working in the studio, you are having some impact on this artist’s future. That means something. There’s always collaboration….