3 Fox Drive – Listen To The Music is in my “TOP X albums of all time” list. Not because of a hard driving groove or fancy instrumental licks. Although I do like the instrumental part of the recording, the incredibly great sounding lead vocals and harmonies by Fox siblings (Kim, Barb & Joel) will … Read more Eye For An Eye – A Tragic Story By Kim Fox
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 more Walk 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 more Photos 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 more New 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 more My New Guitar
If you play guitar, you must have a capo. Otherwise, you have to learn all 2341 chords that can be played on guitar. It does matter which capo you have so I recorded this video. I compare the following capos in it: Dunlop 83 CN Shubb L4 Hlavatý Holoubek Glider GL-1 Well, now … Read more Capo comparison
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 more Homage 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 more 3 minute solo concert from close-up
New instructional application for musicians playing on banjo, mandolin and guitar called Tunefox has been launched recently. It is focused on improving improvisation skills using licks in an innovative way. It actually offers several helpful functionalities that make Tunefox a very versatile and powerful tool in my opinion. The most innovative part – exchangeable licks – is … Read more Tunefox – A Way To Improvisation
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 and band mate. We came to his house on Sunday evening to see his guitar collection. Ludvík raved about it but since I’m not … Read more In The Guitar Paradise
The Importance of Critical Listening for Musicians. List of Recommended Bluegrass Recordings. 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, … Read more Do You Play? So Listen.