Greetings to all you electric guitar slingers…I wanted to tell you about a new product that Im really excited about with guitarcontrol.com called “Eclectic Electric”. This DVD set explores in depth all the beauty and power of electric guitar….In my many years of touring, recording and teaching Im always struck by the excitement and fascination for both fans and players of electric guitar. In this series I share with you my experience and techniques as well as how to get killer tone and vibe from your axe, whether a strat,tele, Les Paul etc…I use my whole collection on this one and it is really a fun ride!
So stay tuned as we will have this baby ready to go before Xmas so we can all rock together into the New Year!
I wanted to share an inspiring musical experience I had a while back with you all. I got a call from producer/drummer Narada Michael Walden (currently on tour w/ Jeff Beck) to do a benefit show in my home town of San Francisco for Christopher Rodriguez, a music student who was tragically wounded in a drive by shooting over in Oakland.”Let the Sunshine In” was the name of the event and the line up was truly amazing! Sting, Keb Mo’, Earl Klugh, The 5th Dimension, Bob Weir from the Grateful Dead, just to name a few…I was part of the band and got to play “Fields of Gold” and “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You” on my trusty Gryphon 12 string. The band was stellar with Chuck Leavell (an old friend) from The Stones and Allman Brothers on keys as well as Lisa Fisher also from the Stones on vocals. We were fortunate to also have a 60 piece orchestra from SF Conservatory led by conductor Michael Morgan from the Oakland Symphony at the helm.
The performances were stellar and it was truly an honor to be included in this once in a lifetime event! I will post some fun pix from the show.
Sting, Kelli and JD