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David Craver - Royal Guitar Strings & Open Mic Network

June 3rd, 2022

David Craver is a busy man.  He is a performing singer-songwriter, founder of the Open Mic Network (www.openmic.us) and The Swiss String Company (Royal Guitar Strings).  He is also the President of Amped Kids, an organization that gets musical instruments into the hands of foster kids, and two or three other things.

Cool Water - The Songs of Mark Austin

May 17th, 2022

As a follow-up to my recent interview with Washington DC based songwriter/guitarist Mark Austin, here are the songs from his 2004 CD 'Cool Water'.  

Mark Austin - Opening for Janis Ian - The Gig to Remember

April 22nd, 2022

Washington D.C. based guitarist/songwriter Mark Austin relates what led up to him opening for the incredible Janis Ian, how he writes his songs, what string brand he uses (and why), and what it was like growing up disliking piano lessons, and how his grandmother came to the rescue.

Jeff Miller - Multi-Tracking LIVE With A Looper Pedal

April 20th, 2022

Nashville-based performing singer-songwriter Jeff Miller uses a looper pedal to create multi-tracked songs live on-stage.  Jeff discusses his equipment, how he uses it and his collaboration with Phil Keaggy.

Ed Haser - Retired Electrical Engineer and His Guitar Playing Journey

April 4th, 2022

Ed Haser began his guitar playing at the age of 14 on a cheap beginner guitar that is now history, but he still owns his first good guitar, a Harmony Sovereign jumbo that he bought for $60.  We discuss his journey from the Harmony to a Martin D35, a Martin D28 and to his current favorite, a PRS electro-acoustic.

Carl Tosten - Acoustic Guitar Virtuosity and Songwriting

March 2nd, 2022

Washington State based Carl Tosten is a member of the select group of contemporary acoustic guitar super players, adept at open tunings, percussion and tapping.  He is also a performing songwriter and a clinician for Yamaha Guitars and Elixir Strings.  He talks about his passion - acoustic guitars.

David Hanners - Pultizer Prize Winning Songwriter

February 3rd, 2022

David Hanners spent his career as a Pulitzer Prize Winning journalist, but always kept a guitar handy.  David tells us about his journey from the Midwest to Texas, to Kuwait, England & Cyprus and how the journey helped him form his songwriting style.

Jimmy Stewart - From Submarines to Finger-Style Guitar

January 15th, 2022

Baltimore MD based finger-style guitar player Jimmy Stewart was given his first guitar at age six.  After transitioning from a Fender 6-string to an Alvarez-Yairi 9-string until it was stolen, Jimmy took a guitar around the world as a submarine navigator. Retiring after 22-years and getting a position at the Washington DC Sea Command, he decided to take guitar seriously.

Dave ’Kawika’ Fiely - Hawaiian Slack Key

January 8th, 2022

Retired Army Colonel Dave 'Kawika' Fiely fell in love with Hawaii on his first tour to Oahu, the moment he stepped off the plane.  The music and culture of Hawaii introduced him to Hawaiian Slack Key guitar.  

Paul Penwell Tribute - The Lost ‘Penwell Demo‘ Tape

November 7th, 2021

Thurmont (MD) based acoustic performer Paul Penwell loved playing guitar and singing.  He was an active member of the local open mic acoustic music scene.  His performances, and those by his alter ego 'Xavier World', were a highlight whenever he performed.  We lost him on Sept 12, 2014 (cancer).  Listen to recollections from those who knew and loved him, plus four Paul Penwell originals recorded in the mid-1980's.

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