Guitarist, Guitar Techniques and Acoustic Magazine

It’s been a busy month for me in the guitar magazines:

The latest issue of Guitar Techniques (issue 182) has an 8-page feature by me, on acoustic blues guitar from the last 100 years. It was a fascinating feature to undertake, as it allowed me to delve into the genre with a greater focus than before, introducing me to some players I’d previously all but overlooked. For example, the playing of Lonnie Johnson was a revelation to me – a player who was way ahead of his time in terms of guitar soloing – and who really began to form the bridge between blues and jazz, as early as the 1920’s. The magazine’s webpage is:

Also this month, the September issue of Acoustic Magazine features an interview with me, discussing Summer touring and so on. More information is at:

Finally, my regular column in Guitarist Magazine this month (issue 333) features my arrangement of the Scott-Skinner waltz, Hector the Hero, for solo guitar in DADGAD. It’s a mournful but beautiful Scottish tune, that you might like to have a go at learning!

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