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Acrylic Nails and Acoustic Treatment

I recently got around to doing something I have been meaning to try for years and got a set of acrylic nails put on my picking hand. We were out eating a lunch and a nail salon was next door, so I decided to pop in and do it. They looked at me a little weird till I explained what …

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A few new videos

I recently pulled out the video camera and stayed up late last weekend shooting a few guitar videos. It is something I plan to do more regularly once I get setup in my own music room. Easier to leave the mics, lights, and camera setup that way. My basic setup is a cheap $200 JVC video camera, and my Peluso …

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Guitarbench Issue 2 and New Videos

Hi Folks, Man, its been a bit since the last blog update. I apologize for that, life has been busy. I have been doing a bit of writing for some online guitar magazines, improving my home studio setup, as well as working the day job and just dealing with the regular responsibilities of life. Issue 2 of GuitarBench magazine is …

House Concert Footage

About a month ago i had the opportunity to play a house concert here in Portland, opening for Eric Skye and his jazz trio.  For those of you that don’t know what a house concert is, its basically where a person has a solo performer or small band give a concert at their house.  Sometimes they are amplified, depending on …

Joseph Sobol – Fingerpicked Cittern

Hi Everyone, Came across yet some more great videos on Youtube recently.  Here is Joseph Sobol playing a jig and reel fingerstyle on his Sobell cittern.   Great stuff, i really like the drive and lilt he gets with his playing.  I remember several years ago when i was the Swannanoa Gathering Guitar Week Joseph Sobol stopped by.  Him, Robin …

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Videos on Vimeo – Father Kellys

Hi Everyone, Been working on recording a few videos to put up on Youtube and Vimeo.  I prefer Vimeo because the quality is better, but youtube is more popular.  I will just probably just end up throwing my videos on both.  I have just been recording using my Macbook as the camera and my Zoom H4 to capture the audio, …