The Wailin’ Jennies and I appeared on The Woodsongs Oldtime Radio Hour on Nov. 5, 2007. The podcast versions of the program – both audio and video – have now been posted on the Woodsongs website.
To view and/or download, go to www.woodsongs.com and follow the menu links to the Archives page. The program featuring myself and the Wailin’ Jenny’s is 462.
The program’s archive pages are a great source of other great performances by guitarists like Tommy Emmanuel, Edgar Cruz, Thom Bresh and others as well as other fine performers. Check out the whole list.
Losing sleep because you missed the on-air broadcast of Guys and Guitars
last April on Canada Live! ? Well, fret no more. The entire concert is available on the CBC Radio 2 Concerts on Demand
website. (Edit: 2014-03-06 Concert stream no longer available.)
For those of you who haven’t heard the story so far, I had the pleasure of hosting this concert that celebrated the diversity of music played on the guitar for CBC Radio.
For the evening I was joined by four other guitarists, each performing their own distinctive style of guitar music. Rodolfo Pino-Robles
, of Saskatoon, performed music from South America on the guitar and several other instruments derived from or related to the guitar; Tim Vaughn
, also from Saskatoon, held down the fort for electric guitar with some of his original R&B and Funk; tunes; Regina?s own Kris Craig
brought the classic sounds of the electric jazz archtop, and Vancouver’s Don Alder
, the 2007 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, dazzled the audience with his contemporary steel-string fingerstyle guitar techniques.
I’m proud to be able to say “I knew Gareth when …”. 16 years old and a member of the next generation of fingerstyle guitarists. I jammed with him when he’d only been playing for three months, and I believe that session inspired me to win the Fingerstyle Guitar Competition at Winfield a couple of months later. (I figured I’d better get my competing days over before he started in on the scene.)
Check out the wild video of the “threesome” version of Cannonball Rag at his website.
Over the years I’ve spent hundreds of hours learning guitar pieces written by other people. So it’s been somewhat humbling to have so many people learn this particular piece of mine. To set the mood, imagine lying looking up at the stars on a a hot, humid night.