guitar

5:14pm

Thu May 21, 2015
Arts & Culture

Fine tuning: the art of guitar making

Dutch Treat Imaging Atelier

For the person accustomed to playing a factory model, a guitar from the hand of a skilled luthier is always a revelation. The tone, action, craftsmanship, and finish make playing such an instrument a unique pleasure.

Irving Sloane – Classic Guitar Construction

It used to be that if you wanted to learn how to make a guitar, you had to apprentice with a luthier. You’d find them in Europe, and you had almost no other option. That is, until New Yorker Irving Sloane wrote the book on high-end construction: Classic Guitar Construction: Diagrams, Photographs, and Step-By-Step Instructions.

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2:23pm

Sat March 28, 2015
A Patchwork Quilt Saturday 5pm March 28, 2015

A Patchwork Quilt: John Renbourn 1944-2015

John Renbourn with that smile of his
Credit found on plasticosydecibelios.com

...among other things, Kevin will remember the great English guitarist John Renbourn.  He was a founding member of the great folk group of the 1960s & '70s Pentangle, a lover and interpreter of English folk music, Renaissance and Medieval , and American Be-Bop Jazz will scores of album titles to his name.

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5:06pm

Tue March 3, 2015
A Patchwork Quilt Saturday March 7 at 5pm

Pierre Bensusan

from pierrebensusan.com

The Great French-Algerian guitarist Pierre Bensusan will be Kevin's live music guest this Saturday at Five here on KALW

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8:59am

Wed October 1, 2014
Arts & Culture

Shung Ng's Funky Thumb Stuff on Fog City Blues

Shun Ng was born in Chicago, raised in Singapore, and is now based out of Boston. He is a gifted guitarist, singer, and songwriter known for his unique style of playing that fuses elements of Funk, Blues and Jazz. Shun brings his one-man-band for a live in-studio performance.  Fog City Blues with Devon Strolovitch ~ Wednesday, 10/1 at 9 pm.

1:17am

Thu June 19, 2014
Folk Music & Beyond this Sat. 3 pm

Celtic Guitarist Tony McManus Goes Classical

Tony McManus

Tony McManus, the amazingly talented fingerstyle guitarist from Scotland returns to the KALW studios this Saturday 3 pm after a 9 year absence!  Not only is Tony a master of the Celtic guitar, he has explored other musical genres—jazz, Jewish, and now classical.  Tony will perform selections from his new CD "Mysterious Boundaries" and will tell us why he made the leap to classical music.

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