New CD from Shawn Persinger is Prester John!

Shawn’s new CD with  mandolinist David Miller,  is now available from Innova Recordings!  “DESIRE FOR A STRAIGHT LINE” — all instrumental —  is the usual PRESTER JOHN mixed bag of styles.   Challenging yet accessible; virtuosic yet affable; smart and whimsical.   All sixteen tracks offer something unique.  Need some points of reference?   J.S. Bach meets Frank Zappa;   David Grisman and Tony Rice play Igor Stravinsky and Danny Elfman;  Friday Night in San Francisco with a mandolin.

The digital release will be available from all the on-line retailers:   iTunes,  Amazon,  etc. in July but the actual, physical disc is available directly from Shawn now.   Only $12 (includes postage and handling, a bargain!).

 1.   Order on Paypal with your credit card, or other available Paypal means.

 2.   Order by check or money order (payable to:  E.H.P. Productions:  
 
E.H.P. Productions
c/o Shawn Persinger
P.O. Box 6082
Hamden, CT 06517
 
There is also a transcription book available ($22, ordered same way as CD).    Every song transcribed in standard notation and guitar tab.   The mandolin parts are in presently in notation only,  tab is in progress.  

Early Registration Discount Ends April 18

There is a $100 Tuition Discount for alumni through April 18.    The discount for new studnets is $75.  

Samba Meets Jazz Summer Camp

Guitar Intensives has branched out, and is now offering week-long sessions in Jazz & Brazilian music.

For more info, visit:   www.SambaMeetsJazz.com


Martin Grosswendt’s New CD to be released … SOON!

Martin’s  Payday!, features classic acoustic blues interpretations from masters such as Blind Willie Johnson, Furry Lewis and Mississippi John Hurt, more recent numbers by the likes of Muddy Waters and J.B Lenoir, gems from Bobby Charles and Richard Thompson, plus four original songs and instrumentals.

Primarily, he plays his ’59 Gibson J-185, but I also does one song on electric, one song each on fretless and cello banjos, and a pair of Creole tunes from Southwest Louisiana on fiddle.  The recording quality is nothing short of remarkable, thanks to the work of engineer Dave Correia of Celebration Sound.  Martin’s told us that he’s “assured by reputable sources that the performances aren’t bad, either.”

 Here’s a list of the songs on the CD, plus their sources:

 
Honey Blues  …………………………………………..  Funny Papa Smith
Payday ………………………………………………….  Mississippi John Hurt
Liquored Up and Twisted  …………………………  Martin Grosswendt
Can’t See Your Face  ………………………………..  Walter Davis
I Can’t Be Satisfied ………………………… ……….  Muddy Waters
Mansfield’s Waltz  …………………………………..   Martin Grosswendt
Delia …………………………………………………….   Gary Davis, Willie McTell, etc.
Somebody on Your Bond …………………………   Blind Willie Johnson
I Will Turn Your Money Green …………………    Furry Lewis
Mournin’ Blues ………………………………………   Uncle Dave Macon
Down Where the Drunkards Roll  ……………..    Richard Thompson
I Wish I Was in Memphis Sitting Down………    Martin Grosswendt
Down in Mississippi ……………………………….   J.B. Lenoir
Blues for Danny Poullard / Blue Runner  ……   Grosswendt/J. “Bebe” Carriere                         “Bebe” Ca
Tennessee Blues …………………………………….    Bobby Charles
 
Following a limited initial release on April 3rd, the CD will be available in general release in mid-May.  Folks can order copies from me at:
 
                                                Martin Grosswendt
                                                68 Tallman Ave
                                                Cranston, RI 02910-5425
 

Copies are $15 plus $2 postage and handling.  Order three or more, and I’ll pay the postage and handling.  Thanks!