May 14

Into My Own - The New Album from Bryan Sutton

“The goal was to try to make a record that only I could make.” - Bryan Sutton

Bryan Sutton's new album Into My Own is now available on Sugar Hill Records. The album marks an evolution for Bryan as a singer and songwriter, with five of the tracks featuring him as lead singer. Other musicians on the album include Bill Frisell, Noam Pikelny, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury and Stuart Duncan among others. As always when Bryan plays guitar, expect to hear flatpicking at its finest!

Visit Bluegrass Today to read their in-depth review and check out the links below for purchase information.

May 13

Dr Martin Taylor MBE has been appointed Visiting Professor of Guitar at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

The multi-award winning guitarist, composer and educator joins the Guitar Faculty for the first time this month. In his new role, Dr Taylor will work with Royal Conservatoire guitarists, jazz musicians and musical theatre performers as well as instrumentalists from across the Conservatoire.

On joining the Faculty, Dr Taylor said: “I am absolutely delighted to be appointed ‘Visiting Professor of Guitar’ at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. I feel very honoured to be a part of such a highly respected musical institution and look forward to working with my students and musical colleagues in the future.”

Professor John Wallace said: “I am delighted that Martin, one of the world’s most innovative and creative guitarists, is working with us. His work is known all over the world and by working and learning from him, our students will gain inspiration and great skills as performers and instrumentalists.”

May 8

irockjazz live chuck loebChuck Loeb is scheduled to appear on's iRockJazzLive! on Tuesday, May 13th at 6pm PDT. This one hour video segment will be streamed live on their website and then archived for future access. Chuck will speak with the show's host and take phone calls from members of the audience. Tune in live at the link to be a part of the broadcast: iRockJazz Live! with Chuck Loeb

For more info and to check out previous guests visit and follow them on Twitter @iRockJazz.

UPDATE: Watch the full broadcast below

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Apr 29

The Great Guitars - Martin Taylor, Frank Vignola, Vinny Raniolo, and Peppino D'Agostino, were filmed by Barry Cleveland of Guitar Player magazine at Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland, California on the first night of their recent US Tour.

You can also check out Martin, Frank, Vinny, and Peppino in action at Yoshi's by going to the Guitar Player link...

Apr 26

paul gilbert stone pushing uphill man

My new solo album is a few days away from being mixed, and I have decided on the title which is...


I wrote a description of the album for my Japanese record company, and they put it up on their site:

I've been listening to the new songs everyday as the mixing engineer finishes them, and I am convinced that this album contains the most guitar-face moments of any album that I have done. Many of the tunes are covers where I'm playing the vocal lines on guitar. You may have heard a taste of this from the Video Messages that I make here at the school, but this is the deepest that I've even gone into this melodic and expressive style. And of course I couldn't resist playing lots of standing-on-top-of-a-volcano-with-notes-exploding-in-the-air soloing as well.

There are also three new original songs, including the title track, "Stone Pushing Uphill Man." This is the only song where I am singing with my voice (instead of the guitar), and I put a long face-melting guitar solo in there too.

The album will be released in Japan this summer, and I'll keep you posted as I get release information in other countries.

Get ready for "Stone Pushing Uphill Man"!

Thank you,


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