Terry Holder is a tremendous songwriter and singer. She has recently moved to Olympia, WA along with her husband
and performing partner Jerry Holder. A new CD is in the works under the expert guidance of Garey Shelton. Terry
is a New Folk finalist at the 2008 Kerrville Festival and this is just the beginning for her. Catch her as soon as you
ELIZA JANE!!! Singer, Violinist, Guitar player and much more. Great songs, even better
deliver. Totally unique and always in flux. She is also an expert dialectologist, voice actress (you've heard
her on South Park, Finding Nemo and all sorts of other projects) and much more.
Always a treat and you never know what will happen next when this wicked pixie is around.
Brent McElroy builds wonderful guitars. Take a look at some of the instruments he makes. The Northwest (from
Portland to Vancouver, BC) has a major concentration of some of North America's finest luthiers. Brent is certainly
one in my opinion.
I am currently playing two of Brent's guitars.
The 00 maple guitar has a rich slide sound which is remarkably full and loud for this size instrument.
The mini-jumbo was completed in the summer of 2007. It already has a very robust bottom end and is just beginning to
loosen up as it gets played. It is a fine instrument for using a slide in G tuning, however it has recently shown
itself to be a stunning for playing in D tuning or DADGAD. In addition to the rich tone, the intonation is very
Roy McAlister is another luthier who has come to the Northwest and who custom builds excellent guitars for
some of this countries most loved and respected performers. Find out who by going to his site.
Once you own a great instrument, you'll eventually need someone to setup or repair it. Cat Fox is a great choice
for acoustic stringed instrument repair. She pays special attention to every aspect of your instrument, but she'll pay
EXTRA special attention if you bring her a coffee treat.
*****Alice Stuart, a performing companion of Joel's, has been honored by several awards from different sources
Washington Blues Society - 2005 Best Songwriter
Seattle Weekly Music Awards - 2005 Best Guitarist
Joe Vinikow IS Mr. Archtop Guitar, period.
Great photos and entertaining descriptions of the instruments he has for sale. Good source for lots of accessories
Someone you know, maybe you, really needs a pair of these fabulous, custom designed and hand drawn Converse shoes.
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