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R.I.P Steve York

During our conversations, I was always eager to hear his stories about the music business and life in general.

Steve and his wife Lisa were based in Mexico. His U.S medical insurance company went bankrupt and he could no longer pay for his cancer treatment. Add the Covid situation on top of that...We had plans to continue writing and recording tracks...I'm assuming 'Waving Blues' is his last recording.

Steve's musical legacy can be heard on performances with Elkie Brooks, Marianne Faithfull, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Ringo Starr, Pete Townshend, Robert Palmer, Manfred Mann, Joan Armatrading, Gary Moore, Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack, Graham Bond, Arthur Brown, Grace Jones, Adrian Legg, Chris Jagger, PP Arnold, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sun. Mac Rebbenack AKA Dr John, Chuck Berry ,Bo Diddley, Laura Branigan, Leiber & Stoller, The Drifters, The Platters, The Coasters, Rufus Thomas, Martha & the Vandellas,  Shirelles, Ron Thompson & the Resistors, Mark Naftalin, Charlie Musselwhite, Joe King Carrasco. Condolences to his wife Lisa.

 

'Waving Blues'. Featuring bassist Steve York, Patrick Buchmann on drums, Lisa York on keyboards and myself.

Check Steve's biog here :  STEVE YORK

 

 

Pistol Guitars demo (Rough mix)

 

New Youtube playlist !

 

 

 

The Gibson guitars WWII Kalamazoo Gals story continues...

French T.V documentary featuring my friend John Thomas.

 

 2020 Holy Grail Guitar Show, Berlin, cancellation

 

The 2020 Holy Grail Guitar Show cancelled due to the Covid 19. I was going to host two symposiums on recording guitars with producer Steven Forward and a guitar demo for Matt Proctor from M-Tone Guitars. Tania Spalt, the event coordinator managed to save the day by setting up an online event.

Check the videos and links below :

 

M Tone Guitars . Holy Grail Couch Show

 

Recording Guitar. Producer Steve Forward and guitarist Mike Cahen

The Holy Grail Couch Show

  

 THE HOLY GRAIL GUITAR SHOW MAY 2&3,2020, BERLIN

  WEB SITE FOR UPDATES

Symposiums and conferences with British producer Steve Forward.

 

 

 
The Jazz Trio back at l'Assemblée Nationale for 2 gigs in December.

 

New album ! 'Acoustic and Electric guitar compilation 1'.

Listen to the tracks here ! Album Promo Player

 

 Ticket to ride

 

September.

 

My Baby Blues Festival . Playing with two talented ladies:  Ina Forsman and Katarina Pejak.

Website

 Ina Forsman

 

 Katarina Pejak

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 JULY

 

Recording in Spain.

VL Effects amp validation.

ALBUM RELEASE !

Coast to Coast: 'Like an Angel' instrumental version. Speegra records.

Coast to Coast album Logo Cover design by : http://www.martney.com/

 

Listen to the tracks here! : Coast to Coast 'Like an Angel' Instrumental album

 

JUNE

 

Rotosound strings endorsement.

Thks to Jason How, Zack Frederick and Julien Carlier.

 

 Acoustic session with guests Mox Gowland on Harmonica and Marten Ingle on bass. Mox was part of the British « Blues Boom » and has played with renowned blues artists including : Alexis Korner, Davy Graham, Peter Green, John Mayall, Eric Clapton, Ike & Tina Turner.

 

 

Playing my Greyhound Guitars ST Custom guitar.

 

                   Acoustic duo gigs in the South of France in Montpellier & Remoulins.                         

Soundcheck with guitarist Pascal Corriu in Montpellier.

I've known Pascal since we met at the Guitar Institute of Technology in Los Angeles.

             During the concert singer songwriter Chris Gonzales with whom Pascal and myself have worked with came to jam.

 

New album tracks :  Instrumentals produced and arranged by Steven Forward

 

 

 

Demo for Daguet Guitars at Guitare Village, Domont

Visual by: Martney Communications

 

 

Workshop at UPEM- LACT. (Marne la Vallée University)

 Visual by : Martney Communications

 


 

 

The 'Kalamazoo Gals' WWII Gibson guitar project update.

 

 The story of extraordinary women & Gibson's Banner guitars of WWII. presented by John Thomas.

 

'Mike's Music Connection' II workshop/clinic at Studio Bleu rehearsal studios, Paris.

Guests : Vincent Loret from VL Effects Custom Shop presenting the High Tone VL20 handwired amp.

 

 

 

'Mike's Music Connection' I workshop at Studio Bleu rehearsal studios, Paris

Guests:  Alain Decampos (drums) and Marten Ingle (bass)

Vincent Loret from VL Effects Custom Shop presenting the new 20w High Tone amp featuring 6V6 power tubes.

 

 

 

The Holy Grail Guitar Show, Berlin .

 Demos for M Tone Guitars (U.S), Daguet Guitars (Fr), Ergon Guitars (P) and San Lorenzo Guitars (Fr)

 

 

 

One of the highlights of the 2018 Holy Grail Guitar show was meeting Fretboard Magazine author John Thomas.

John brought two guitars to the show: A WWII 'Kalamazoo Gals' Gibson featured in the short video below and another acoustic destined for Eric Clapton.