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Jose Luis Cobo, Zihuatanejo (Mexico). Genre: Mexican traditional & popular. fodors travel facebook youtube

The poet of Zihuatanejo and the ambassador of the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival. A local legend who has recorded and performed in the United States, Canada, Europ and Mexico, but prefers entertaining his faithful followers in his legendary bar, El Canto de las Sirenas in Zihuatanejo, named for his hit song.
   

Eric McFadden, Guitar SOLO, San Francisco (USA). Genre: Rock. Eric McFadden Indiepulse facebook youtube youtube youtube

Eric McFadden is a guitar virtuoso/songwriter/vocalist. He has toured the world both as a solo artist, as well as with funk legend George Clinton (Parliament/Funkadelic), rock legend Eric Burdon (The Animals), Anders Osborne and more. Eric McFadden has also collaborated on stage and/or in the studio with the regal likes of Bo Diddley, Keb Mo’, Living Colour, Joe Strummer (The Clash), Les Claypool (Primus), The Meters, Jackson Browne, Jesse Hughes (EODM), Bonnie Rait, Ron Wood, Bernard Fowler & Chuck Leavel (Rolling Stones), Pink, Fishbone, Joe Santiago & Dave Lovering (The Pixies). The new album, “Pain By Numbers”,  which features, Doug Wimbish (Living Colour) and Terence Higgins (Annie DiFranco, Warren Haynes), was released September 7th 2018.

 
Jossy Gallegos, Guitar SOLO, Petatlan (Mexico). Genre: Mexican traditional & popular. facebook spotify youtube

Singer and song writer from the city of Petatlán in Guerrero. By the age of 9 Jossy had already began her professional carrer, singing at events and hotels, steping into different studios of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Petatlán, Acapulco and different parts of Mexico.
She sings covers of different types of music, including opera and huapangos, aswell as her own songs. Currently she continues to compose and present in various places in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Troncones beach and various festivals, one of which was The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival.
 
Lipbone Redding, Guitar SOLO, Tampa (USA). Genre: Roots, soul, jazz, blues. Lipbone Redding facebook youtube

Lawrence "Lipbone" Redding is an American born songwriter, guitarist, singer, composer, performance artist and voicestrumentalist. He is most noted for his ability to vocally imitate trombones, bass and percussion and incorporate them into live musical performances.
 
Palo Mango, Guitar DUO, (CDMX) Mexico. Genre: Traditional fusion. Palo Mango facebook YoutubeYoutube

Guitar Duet and acoustic instruments from Huitzilac Morelos, composed of the two artists Rebeca Catalán and Diego Velázquez. Nahuatl fusion and world rhythms, that seek a human reconnection to nature, singing to mother earth and to the depths of the human heart. Inspired by the beauty of the landscapes and cultures native to mesoamerica. Formed in 2017, currently in possession of a first album "Ceremonia de Cosecha"(harvest ceremony) and are preparing the material for the second.

 
Zuleida Suarez, Guitar SOLO, Havana (Cuba). Genre: Classical Cuban & Latina American. facebook youtube

Zuleida Suárez, cuban guitarist dedicated to the interpretation of cuban and latin american folkloric music written or versioned for guitar. A graduate of the University of the Arts in Cuba which forms part of the catalogue of cuban institutions of importance. Invited to important festivals in Mexico, Cuba and the United States she has been on various tours of National as well as International concerts. Preformed in the most prestigious theatres in Cuba preforming openings of works by important composers from around the world. She realized two recordings of discs with the Dúo Con-Trastes, a double album with Sonatas Habaneras and a guitar solo album.
 

Jonathan Bejar facebook youtube youtube youtube Carlos Uribe facebook youtube youtube youtube Guitar DUO, Zihuatanejo (Mexico).
Genre: Popular Mexican

Jonathan Bejar is a musician, laudero(luthier) and musical therapist. Born in Poza Rica, Veracruz. He was dedicated to music since he was 12 years old. His experience in musical theater and the manipulation of emotions, has allowed him to become a story singer as well as a sound teller, a modern jugglar of requinto jarocho.

Carlos Uribe is a popular Mexican Fingerstyle guitarist. Born in Mexico City, Carlos was 13 years old when he fell in love with the guitar. Playing guitar is his present passion, his way of life. Carlos keeps silent when the guitar speaks. He wants everyone to listen to the guitar, it carries a message of peace and happiness, and he wants to share it with everybody.

 
Brandon Isaak, Guitar SOLO, Vancouver (Canada). Genre: Blues. Brandon youtube youtube

Brandon Isaak is an award winning, international touring and recording artist.  His music is passionate and straight from the heart.
He can put his listeners in a spellbound trance and keep their feet tapping and hands clapping with his strong audience interaction.  Brandon’s original blues songs ring with authenticity and wit and his singing, guitar and harmonica playing are the living spirit of the best of the blues today. He has won or been nominated for many awards from Blues Guitar player of the Year, Song Writer of the Year, Acoustic act of the Year and more.
 
El Javi, Guitar SOLO, (CDMX) Mexico. Genre: Flamenco-rock. El Javi youtube facebook instagram

El Javi, out of Mexico City, joins the spirit of flamenco with the heart of rock producing the unparalleled experience of Rock Flamenco.  Through his distinct sound, he paints an auditory portrait composed of strength and intimacy, reflecting his experiential existence as both human and artist. Collaborations color his compositions as he endlessly evolves his music, warranting his title. The King of Rock Flamenco. Currently, EL Javi tours North America with his powerful live performances as he promotes the 2nd part of the Gypsy Journey trilogy “El Refugio.”

 

Kai Kurosawa, Guitar SOLO, (Japan). Genre: Jazz. Kai Kurosawa facebook facebook youtube youtube youtube instagram


Kai Kurosawa is widely considered as truly one of a kind player. His instrument of choice, Kūbo is a custom instrument which he co-designed with legendary builder Michael Tobias. He is frequently invited to teach seminars and clinics in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He is consistently busy working with various bands and creative projects; genres include jazz, progressive metal, rock, pop, and electronic music.

 
Marina Tomei, Guitar SOLO, (Italy). Genre Classical. Marina facebook youtube instagram

Guitarist originally from Rome. Together with her classical literature studies she began studying guitar with Maestro Bruno Battisti D'Amario, the historic guitarist of Ennio Morricone. She continued her academic studies in Florence, on scholarship in the Music Conservatory of "Luigi Cherubini", where she studied under Maestro Francesco Cuoghi. Participating in international courses of musical perfecting with Ricardo Gallén, Dusan Bogdanovich and Magnus Andersson. She was selected to study at the Aspen Music Festival and School, under the chair of Sharon Isbin, and in the prestigious Chigiana Accademy of Siena, under the guidance of Oscar Ghiglia.

 
Tom Lumen, Guitar SOLO, Budapest (Hungary). Genre: Fingerstyle guitar. Tom Lumen facebook youtube youtube youtube youtube twitter

Tom Lumen is a Hungarian solo guitar player with a diversified style, rooting from many different sources such as blues, jazz, rock and folk. He is a great entertainer and connects with his fans exceptionally. As well as being a remarkable solo guitarist, his charming personality and joyful stories instantly grabs the full attention of the audience. His performances are characterized by intimacy and interaction, as well as virtuosity and cheerfulness. Tom has toured in 3 continents and 15 countries, and he has shared the stage with world famous musicians like Tommy Emmanuel.
 
Mike Dowling, Guitar SOLO, (USA). Genre: Roots, bottleneck, blues, fingerstyle. youtube youtube youtube

Mike digs deep into the musical bag of American roots guitar, favoring the melodic Piedmont style of acoustic masters like Mississippi John Hurt and slide great Tampa Red. But Mike can’t be pigeonholed as a blues player, or even a fingerstylist.
From bottleneck blues to vintage jazz and much more in between, Mike’s musicality, depth, and mastery of the instrument translates fluently to flattop, arch top and resonator guitars alike. In 2005 he was one of 12 of the country’s top fingerstyle guitarists who won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album. Mike now resides in Jalisco.
   

Morgan Szymanski, Guitar SOLO, (Mexico) Folk and contemporary classical.

Born in Mexico City in 1979, Morgan started playing the guitar at the age of six. Early studies at the National Music School (Mexico) and the Edinburgh Music School led to a scholarship to study under Carlos Bonell and Gary Ryan at the Royal College of Music (RCM) in London, graduating in 2004 with first class honours. During his studies he won guitar prizes at the RCM as well as being awarded scholarships from the Tillett Trust, Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Leverhulme Trust, Wall Trust, FONCA and a scholarship to study at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. He went on to become the first solo guitarist to be selected by the Young Classical Artist Trust and was awarded a Junior Fellowship at the RCM, where he completed his Master’s degree with distinction.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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