This is an West African kora tune recorded by Toumani Diabate, but this arrangement for guitar by Derek Gripper makes it feel like a tango. I recorded it on my porch in New Orleans. I didn't mean to record the covid ambulance sirens in the background, but I imagine that I'll listen to this later and remember what now was like.
I was playing guitar on the back porch, when I was almost struck by lightning. [more inside]
bluebar wrote a sweet little ditty on guitar, and I doubled him on the wurlitzer
I wrote this instrumental fingerstyle song half a life ago, but I wanted to try out the electric piano and drum set that I bought recently, so I pulled it out of the vault. [more inside]
I added a guitar accompaniment to By The Grace of God's gorgeous a cappella country waltz. [more inside]
More 12-string fingerstyle. This time the tuning is DADDAD. [more inside]
I have no idea why I decided to choose that name half a life ago. It is a 12-string fingerstyle barnburner played with pinky slide. [more inside]
To rock or to pick? That seemed to be struggle that played out on this old cassette that I recently dug up and digitized. This is another 12-string fingerstyle tune in an alternate tuning (Cc Gg Cc gg gc ce). I played around with tuning the double-coursed strings to different notes.
Another fingerstyle tune from the cassette time capsule. This one was recorded on a six-string with my friends backing me up on cello and percussion.
A fingerpicking tune I four-tracked way back when (1990). [more inside]