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Jun 19

Here is a photo of my boy, Marlon, as he pulls my guitar across the floor. He likes me to play "Fire" by Jimi Hendrix while running around the room so we can chase each other. Other Marlon favorites are "Surfin' U.S.A.," "Can't Buy Me Love," "Rockaway Beach," and "Pinball Wizard." I'm making sure that he has lots of exposure to "Dad Rock." 

Happy Father's Day!


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Jun 16

Acoustic magazine's Summer 2016 Edition featuring interviews with Martin Taylor, Peter Frampton, Tommy Emmanuel, and Clive Carroll is now available.

You can order your copy by going to...

Jun 13

Google Hangout with Keith Wyatt, Scott Henderson, and Howard Levy

On Saturday, June 18, ArtistWorks will be hosting a special live stream on our YouTube channel with our blues guitar teacher Keith Wyatt. Also joining us on the panel will be guitarist Scott Henderson, and ArtistWorks harmonica teacher Howard Levy.

The live event will begin on Saturday, June 18 at 12:00 pm PST, you can watch it as it's happening at the YouTube page right here (or on the embedded player here).

Jun 6

Martin Taylor, Ulf Wakenius, and Howard Alden recently played in London at the iconic PizzaExpress Jazz Club to celebrate the club's 40th anniversary.

Martin first played at the club 38 years ago and has performed there regularly ever since.

Last year Martin & Ulf played the club for three nights as a duo. Those sessions were recorded for Gearbox Records and will be released on vinyl only in September.

So, get your old record decks down from the attic... there's some great great playing on that record!

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Jun 3

Hey all,

Another month has started, I personally really enjoy this time of year. Happy to announce that I have co-written the new A-side single "MINT" by the legendary Japanese artist Namie Amuro. I also co-produced this one together with my friend Maria Marcus. The track has a lot of cool 1960's inspired guitars with a surf guitar-twang and sound inspired by Dick Dale and other greats from that era.

The song was the most downloaded song in Japan during it's first week, staying on the top spot of Japanese itunes for 7 days straight. After almost three weeks, it's still at Nr 2. The song has also been used as the theme song of a popular Japanese Tv-drama called Boku No Yabai Tsuma. Check out the music video below, really cool choreography featuring Amuro and her 40 back up dancers :)

On the physical release of this song, I also co-wrote and co-produced the B-side called "Chit Chat" with Emyli & Maria Marcus.

Regards Andreas