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Acoustic Guitar Spectacular - on tour Qld, July

 

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Celebration - lets go Cloudsurfing!

 

cloudsurfingCelebration time! 

Ahead of the official release date, and by way of thanking you for your support, you have first option to grab your copy of my new CD Cloudsurfing - with a 20% discount!

This is my sixteenth album, and the first which is totally solo. I'd love you to hear it!

Click this link to go Cloudsurfing

At checkout, just enter THANKS20in the promo code box to claim 20% discount (off anything in the cart) 

NOTE: This offer will expire July 1

Show & Tell video, plus Watercolours (CD preview)

 

Here's a 'show'n'tell' video where I show off my 1974 vintage Martin guitar, and I also play Watercolours, a track from the the forthcoming CD Cloudsurfing 

 

un-learning - re-learning Classical Gas

 

Hello!

Have you ever had to 'unlearn' a skill that's totally ingrained, and then had to re-learn it in a new way?

As a follow-up to last week's video request for Classical Gas (thanks for all your comments), I was rummaging through a box of old VCR tapes & came across a TV performance from 1998, where I was asked to step in for Tommy Emmanuel at a major outdoor concert event in Sydney.

I hope you enjoy the video...

(The actual TV performance starts at 2:17)

 

I'm 15 again, re-learning Classical Gas. (Video Request)

 

John, a member of the 'Sunshine Coast Guitar Orchestra' asked me if I would video a performance of the Mason Williams 1968 instrumental hit Classical Gas.

That sounded like a great idea - I've been playing that tune since I was 15 - but it got me thinking; there are so many versions of this tune around, with many variations...so, I thought, lets go back to the source...and for the past few days, I've been 15 again, learning Classical Gas all over again - and loving it!

Austria guitar workshop 2019 - register now!

 

Don't miss out...a few places still remain!

How does 4 days of guitar tuition in the beautiful Austrian countryside sound? Welcome to the 'Austria Guitar Retreat' at Seminarhotel Jagdschloß Wolfstein, Kochholz August 25-29, 2019. Its all inclusive - meals, accommodation, tuition! (Partners welcome too). Limited to 14 participants.

video request: 'Going Home' (Theme from 'Local hero')

 

Another 'mailing list video request' - 'Local Hero' is the debut soundtrack album by Mark Knopfler, released in 1983. 'Going Home' is probably the most well-known track from the movie, and I remember Dire Straits closing their concert with it when I saw them in Sydney in 1986.

In the 80s, I used to perform this track with my band Hat Trick.  Thanks John Smith for this request!

mailing list request: 'what a wonderful world'

 

Hello everyone,

Wow, so many requests coming in - thank you! I'm noting them all, and it looks like I'll be kept busy for a while!

This week's request is for Manfred, from Böblingen in Germany: What a Wonderful World - the Louie Armstrong classic from 1967. I'll always associate this song with the movie Good Morning Vietnam, (starring Robin Williams)...

Video request - Ashokan Farewell

 

A 'mailing list request' for Sam, from Temora... This haunting tune was used as the title theme of the 1990 documentary mini-series 'The Civil War'.

 

 

New album previews

 

Greetings, friends!

I'm having a break from touring (until July), which has given me time to focus on my e-news, and, write and record new tunes for my next CD. 

I'd love to share a couple of tracks with you, recently filmed at home.

Feel free to leave your comments. I'm inviting you to send me requests, and I'll make a short video for you...old or new, original or cover, it doesn't matter!

Here's an example: Ryan from Broken Hill asked for 'We Can Work It Out' by The Beatles...

 

 

 

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Coming events

  • July 16, 2019
    Goondiwindi Cinema & Theatre, Goondiwindi, Qld
     
  • July 18, 2019
    Paroo Shire Hall, Cunnamulla, Qld
     
  • July 20, 2019
    Waltzing Matilda Centre, Winton, Qld
     
  • July 21, 2019
    Waltzing Matilda Centre, Winton, Qld
     
  • July 23, 2019
    Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach, Qld
     

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