Article Index

 

 YOUTUBE

 

 High Vibe: Mellow instrumental with orchestral arrangement using the LagHyvibe smart guitar.

 

LUCKY 13X: Instrumental hard rock theme with Duncan Mackay providing a great Hammond organ track.

Production Steve Forward

 

Some Loan Blues. Grinding blues track.

 

 

The Gibson guitars WWII Kalamazoo Gals story continues...

French T.V documentary .

 

 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

 

 

'Waving Blues' .Instrumental track with bassist Steve York featuring Patrick Buchmann on drums, Lisa York on keyboards.

Check Steves' impressive biog here :  STEVE YORK

  

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

  WEB SITE FOR UPDATES

Symposiums and conferences with British producer Steve Forward.

Demo for M-Tone Gutars, in this vid luthier Matt Proctor speaks about his approach to building guitars.

 

 Work in progress:

Adebiyi: New track featuring Roger Inniss on bass, Duncan Mackay on keyboards and Mick Evans at MelPro Studio , Cape Town, South Africa mixing


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

 

 VL Custom Shop guitar pickups validation at Studio Bleu.

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

Listen to the tracks here ! Album Promo Player

 

 Session work: Track with Krishna Black Eagle

 

 Ticket to ride

 

September. Festival des Moles. Ruf's Blues Caravan 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.

 

 Great video on the history of Rotosound strings

 

 3 min trailer. Nice laid back acoustic session using the Mohan Veena, different guitar tunings, repertoire ranging from folk to jazz.guests Mox Gowland on Harmonica and Marten Ingle on bass. Mox was part of the British « Blues Boom ». He has played with the most renowned blues artists of his generation : Alexis Korner, Davy Graham, Peter Green, John Mayall, Eric Clapton, Ike & Tina Turner.

 

The ST Custom Guitar built by luthier Salvador Soriano from Greyhound Guitars.

 

Playing my Greyhound Guitars ST Custom model.  

 

                   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.

 

 First live test of the custom Greyhound Guitars ST model in a small club setting straight into amp.

 

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)

Interview for Premier Guitar Magazine interview for M-Tone Guitars.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Trailer for John Henry's book 'Kalamazoo Gals' on the ladies who built guitars for Gibson during WWII.

Kalamazoo Gals from John Thomas on Vimeo.