Thursday, November 22, 2018

It Might Get Laud - Guitar Player Magazine

Thanks to Vinnie DeMasi for the excellent feature on my 12 string laud in the January issue of Guitar Player Magazine

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Yucatan Guitar Summit Dec. 1-8, and March 5-12

Yucatan Guitar Summit

The Yucatan Guitar Summit is a week long  guitar retreat, in the heart of the Yucatan, at Sotuta de Peon, Hacienda Viva. Sotuta de Peon is a fully restored and operational hacienda that produces henequen fiber (once called “Green Gold”), from the raw plant into various products, such as rope, commonly known as Sisal. Everything from the machinery to the main house has been beautifully restored. Underwater crystalline rivers (known as cenotes), lush tropical gardens,  and a stable of horses, are all  part of the expansive and unique property, as well as first rate accommodations fashioned after traditional Mayan casitas,  and two  restaurants featuring exotic Yucatan cuisine.

During the weeklong retreat, we will feature a wide range of events exploring all aspects of guitar playing. We’ll conduct workshops, jams, and concerts, designed to advance one’s approach to the instrument, but most of all, we’ll have a lot of fun in the process. Musical performance, and  technique will be be covered, as well as strategies to develop composition and improvisation skills. You don’t have to just play guitar to attend, we’ve had sax players, and violinists attend who enjoyed the experience, and they were also an invaluable addition to the late night jams.

We’ve had special guest musicians like Kenny Lee Lewis from the Steve Miller Band, and Vinnie DeMasi, an accomplished guitarist and contributor to Guitar Player Magazine attend the retreat to add extra depth and dimension to the musical events. We often go into the beautiful town of Merida to see the market, or plan a day trip to the ancient pyramid site of Mayapan. Traditional Mayan healing therapies such as massage, and Temazcal, are available, as is horse back riding, and swimming in the cenote, or the luxurious outdoor pool.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Mayapan - David Barrett Trio feat. Crown Lands on iTunes!

I'm so excited to announce this new track Mayapan, produced by Terry Brown, very fortunate to be able to work so closely on arrangements, and production of such an elaborate instrumental, thank you for your inspiration, and thank you to Justin Meli for capturing the trio so well, and to Peter J. Moore for the amazing mastering!

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Mayapan - David Barrett Trio feat. Crown Lands on Spotify!

Working with Kevin Comeau and Cody J. R. Bowles of Crown Lands on Mayapan has been a real high point for David Barrett Trio, Terry and I were blown away, we had so much fun making it, this is what we came up with!

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