Category Archives: Musical Friends

Jack Semple

Jack Semple
Jack is simply one of the best all round guitarists I know. From rockin’ R&B and blues (his trademark), to solo new age acoustic (his album Qu’appelle took Outstanding Instrumental Album at the 2005 WCMAs), he covers all the bases.

Gareth Pearson

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.