William Litten song

This post is a recording of a fast and furious guitar performance of a fiddle tune called “Kiss My Lady” which was transcribed in 1800 (or so) by a ship’s musician named William Litten. Musically I wanted something energetic and raw. I didn’t care about mistakes except if they were bad enough to really mar […]

gig 9/26

I’ll do a set of my old guitar tunes at The Hyperion Tavern on Thursday the 26th. Along with my solo stuff I’ll be backing up Tequila Mockingbird for a few classic jazz numbers. I’m really really not a jazz player, but Tequila’s such a strong singer that I shouldn’t have to do anything but […]

what is fake?

In the comments on YouTube Phenom Has a Big Secret, Jay Fienberg said The major labels have marketing strategies for breaking in new acts, that involve some form of making people think that they themselves have *discovered* someone new and cool–that they then can tell others about. The marketers know that they have to get […]

licensed lessons site

There is a licensed provider of guitar lessons: On a new Web site, fans of Brit-pop band Blur or Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter KT Tunstall can learn how to play some of their favorite songs on guitar, bass or drums — from the artists themselves. The site, NowPlayIt.com, lets users download video tutorials for songs from a […]

Download This: YouTube Phenom Has a Big Secret – WSJ.com

Download This: YouTube Phenom Has a Big Secret – WSJ.com Once the album was completed late last year, Ms. Digby and her label began looking for ways to gain visibility. “I was coming out of nowhere,” Ms. Digby says. “I wanted to find a way to get some exposure.” That’s when the idea of posting […]