Wednesday, October 25, 2006

hanging out

You know the old joke... what do you call someone who likes to hang out with musicians? A drummer.

Well, one of the fun things of being a reasonably good guitarist is that I get to hang out with some amazing ones. I am really blessed to have a bunch of friends who do things with guitars that shouldn't be done... or can't be done. Here are two of them...

One is Miche Fambro. Mick plays a classical guitar upside down and combines jazz, flamenco, and folk with percussion all on one guitar while singing with one of the sweetest voices you'll ever hear. He plays like nobody else I've ever heard.

Below is a video of another of my friends - Thomas Leeb who is an amazing player. Take a look at what he does with a beautiful Lowden F35C guitar. You can't see it in the video but Thomas has added a wooden reinforcement up near the cutaway so he doesn't wear a hole in the guitar there from hitting it so many times. Michael Hedges opened the door to this style of playing but Thomas takes in places that are all his own.

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