Doc Watson is one of the most distinguished guitarists of all times. He’s admired for both his flatpicking and fingerpicking abilities but also as a singer and author. You’ll find almost 1100 recordings in his Allmusic discography! He also arranged a lot of traditional and covers songs in a unique way. In my version of the song … Read moreWalk On Boy – tribute to Doc Watson
On Saturday 21st of July, I still felt very sleepy after our Bluegrass Wellness workshop. But I couldn’t miss the opportunity to visit an exceptional event held close to my home – “Folklorní kosení”. I like scything but I love taking photos much more. So I went a took a few pictures. You can enjoy … Read morePhotos from Folklorní kosení (Folklore Scything)
Are you a fan of flatpicking guitar, mandolin or brother duets? Do you like bluegrass and country songs? Chances are that you’ll like our new album as it contains all of it, plus much more. We did the tracking and mixing in my studio and you can now purchase the album both as a physical CD … Read moreNew album with Ralph Schut is out!
Let me show you my new guitar built by Ondra Holoubek. In the video, I talk about materials, finish, tuning, and how the soundport affects the sound of the guitar. Don’t forget to turn on the English subtitles! In the end, you can hear my version of the tune Whiskey Before Breakfast in which I … Read moreMy New Guitar
People are competitive, irrational and subjective creatures. And so are musicians (they are people too). I don’t like foolishness and narrow-mindedness so I try to accept new music with an open mind and to not compete in music, neither to judge it since it’s not a measurable sports discipline. Therefore, you won’t hear me claiming … Read moreHomage to David Grier
I love performing with my bands, no matter if we play bluegrass, folk, Irish or jazz. Besides that, there’s another discipline I’ve enjoyed very much recently – solo concerts. They require much more musical effort but also bring a lot of freedom. To feel less lonely on stage (and to exasperate purists) I use a looper … Read more3 minute solo concert from close-up
In the fall 2017, I did a private workshop for two bands in Ehingen, Germany. On my way back, I stopped by my friend Ludvík who introduced me to his friend Florian. We came to Florian’s house on Sunday evening to see his guitar collection. Ludvík raved about it but since I’m not a “guitar … Read moreIn The Guitar Paradise
How I decided to record my second solo album.
How to become a better musician — universal answer HERE! Every year I meet a lot of people who want to become better musicians. They want to play better rhythm, tasteful fills, faster solos, fancier chords. They would like to sing more convincingly, find harmony vocal lines by ear, arrange songs for their bands, become … Read moreDo You Play? So Listen.
The Importance of Critical Listening for Musicians. List of Recommended Bluegrass Recordings.