maandag 17 januari 2011

Preston Reed (fingerstyle and tapping guitarist.)

Een mooie interactie tussen de lezers van mijn blog.Een van deze lezers(JoGi.) vroeg in een reactie op een artikel over Albert Lee of ik iet in mijn verzameling had van gitarist Preston Reed.Hoewel ik wel van hem gehoord had ,heb ik niets van hem in mijn bezit.Maar...suprise!!!,mijn blogvriend uit het hoge noorden(Gerrit)had de reactie ook gelezen en nog geen dag later zat er een complete instructie video van Preston in mijn mailbox!Dat is nog eens samenwerking!Natuurlijk mijn gitaar gepakt om het eens te proberen ,maar daar ben ik maar mee gestopt.iets te hoog gegrepen voor mijn stramme vingertjes.Hieronder een fragment.

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Preston Reed (born April 13, 1955, Armonk, New York) is an American fingerstyle and tapping guitarist.
Preston Reed learned guitar as a child on his father's guitar and, for a short time, classical guitar with a too-severe teacher. When he was 16 his interest was rekindled by Jorma Kaukonen's acoustic guitar-playing in Hot Tuna. He took the guitar again and began to compose his own songs in the style of Leo Kottke and John Fahey. His first public performance was at Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., in a concert with Allen Ginsberg. He continued recording and performing and signed his first major label record deal with MCA Records with the help of his friend Lyle Lovett.[1]

Reed has played with various other musicians, spanning the spectrum between Linda Ronstadt and rock band NRBQ. He was featured on American radio and TV broadcasts. Between 1979 and 2007, he recorded 15 albums on several labels - mostly solo acoustic guitar -, guest-starred on other musicians productions, founded his own Outer Bridge label and featured on two solo videos. He has been commissioned for film soundtracks and a suite of original music for the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet.

Official Preston Reed Website
http://www.prestonreed.com/
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