Oatmeal, anyone? An Evening with Ottmar Liebert

When my daughter was small, she would refer to Flamenco guitarist, Ottmar Liebert as “Oatmeal”.  “Listening to Oatmeal again, Mom?”  she would ask. © Stacy Alexander – 2015 Last night, we were treated to two hours of this graceful guitarist’s skilled execution of some of the most incredible music I have ever heard.  Liebert wasContinue reading “Oatmeal, anyone? An Evening with Ottmar Liebert”

Jon Gomm….now THIS is a GUITARIST!! (WOW!)

I have an old friend in Houston that plays in this style.  This is Jon Gomm, a REAL guitarist.   The first time I ever saw anyone play in a style close to this, it was when Kaki King played at the TED talks.  Here are videos of both of them, and both are wellContinue reading “Jon Gomm….now THIS is a GUITARIST!! (WOW!)”

History of Rock – John Covach Tells it Like it Is…er….WAS.

This is the second day of a course I am taking through the University of Rochester on the history of rock music. It is taught by John Covach, the bearded guitarist in the attached video. The lecturer really knows his stuff, and moves through history quickly, interestingly and with the same precision he uses toContinue reading “History of Rock – John Covach Tells it Like it Is…er….WAS.”