Hey, friends!

I hope you all are doing great out there.

It’s finally cooling off here in Music City as the fall season sets in nicely. Things usually slow down a little for just a few weeks right before the holidays kick off and that’s never a bad thing.

Enjoying some downtime, listening to great music and simply hitting the pause button is always a nice feeling.

I was so fortunate to grow up in a family surrounded by various instruments and discerning musical taste. “High in musical nutrients” as our friend Uncle Larry would say. This had a huge impact on my as a kid and paved the way for me to be able to start picking up music in the most organic and natural way. I’m so beyond grateful for that upbringing and the wonderful and wild path it’s led me down.

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Uncle Jerry Trapp and a young GT on harmonica.
I wanted to share some of these all-time favorite records with you, some of which completely changed my life musically …and beyond. These records simply make me feel good and take me out of my mind a bit. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Thanks always for all the support and kind words.

Much more to come soon!


Click on a Record to Listen!

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Bop Til You Drop – Ry Cooder

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El Rayo-X – David Lindley

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Mambo Sinuendo – Ry Cooder

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On Every Street – Dire Straits

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Brothers in Arms – Dire Straits

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Introducing – Ruben Gonzalez

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Smokin’ At The Half Note – Wes Montgomery

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Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen

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Combo 66 – John Scofield

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Tiger Walk – Robben Ford

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Tassili – Tinariwen

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Soy Flamenco – Tomatito

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The David Grisman Quintet

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Tony Rice Plays And Sings Bluegrass



Playing Simple Melodic Lines On Guitar

A few little examples of how you could play over these simple chords… C/F/G.

“Music is the only thing I’ve ever known that doesn’t have any rules at all.”

– Josh Homme