Joel has eschewed his singer-songwriter persona from a few years ago and is currently focusing on some fine solo fingerstyle and slide guitar music.
His most recent CD, … And Another Thing, was was awarded Outstanding Instrumental Album at the 2006 Western Canadian Music Awards and was nominated for Best Instrumental Recording at the 2007 Junos.
John is a fine fingerstyle guitarist and has a ton’O’tab of his tunes at his site.
But more importantly, he is a nephew of THE Bob Evans.
Peter Sawchyn is a world class luthier from the heartland of the Prairies and the best damn washtub player next to Fritz Richmond.
Here is my take on the old chestnut Deep River Blues. Recorded at the Victoria Folk Music Society in June, 2007.
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Howard is great guitarist from Long Island, NY. His album Crossing Crystal Lake is still one of my favourites. On it his playing has the precision of Pierre Bensusan juxtaposed with the relaxed soulfullness of Mississippi John Hurt.