New Orleans R&B Piano
Henry Butler New Orleans pianist - he is an incredible live performer and every concert is an event and a phenomenon.
James Booker New Orleans pianist. The first one to take rhythm & blues, soul music, the blues, and New Orleans music and make a whole solo piano style out of these traditions and others.
Professor Longhair New Orleans pianist- The founder of New Orleans R&B piano scene in the late 1930s.
Dr. John New Orleans pianist
Jon Cleary- New Orleans pianist
Allen Toussaint - New Orleans pianist and composer
Jazz & Melodic Piano
Phillip Aaberg American pianist/composer
Vince Guaraldi American Jazz pianist/composer
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
Keola Beamer Hawaiian slack key guitarist/vocalist/composer
Sonny Chillingworth Hawaiian slack key guitarist/vocalist
Cindy Combs Hawaiian slack key guitarist/vocalist
Ledward Kaapana Hawaiian slack key guitarist/vocalist
George Kahumoku Jr. Hawaiian slack key guitarist/vocalist/composer. Also see www.slackkey.com.
Moses Kahumoku Hawaiian slack key guitarist/vocalist/composer
Dennis Kamakahi Hawaiian slack key guitarist/vocalist/composer
Ray Kane Hawaiian slack key guitarist/vocalist
Ozzie Kotani Hawaiian slack key guitarist
George Kuo Hawaiian slack key guitarist
Leonard Kwan Hawaiian slack key guitarist/composer
Cyril Pahinui Hawaiian slack key guitarist/vocalist
James “Bla” Pahinui Hawaiian slack key guitarist/vocalist
Martin Pahinui Hawaiian slack key guitarist/ bassist/vocalist
Ted Greene American guitarist
Chet Atkins American guitarist
Bola Sete Brazilian guitarist/composer
Pierre Bensusan French/Celtic guitarist/vocalist/composer
Bob Brozman - Acoustic steel guitar and guitar - Hawaiian, blues and beyond
Michael Hedges American guitarist/vocalist/composer
Stephen Robinson - Great classical guitarist, teacher, and host of the Stetson International Guitar Workshop
Ralph Towner American guitarist/pianist/composer
Michael Barry-Rec - American guitarist/steel guitarist & composer
Harmonica-Appalachian, Cajun, Celtic & other
Amede Ardoin - Cajun accordionist
Deford Bailey early blues/country harmonica player
Bruno- English/American Morris Dance and Celtic band
John Hartford American fiddler/ banjo player/ composer
Oliver Schroer - the late great Toronto fiddler
Sam Hinton American/ Celtic harmonica player
Marc Savoy Cajun accordionist
Resources for Old Time Music:
- The Field Recorders' Collective - Ray Alden's great record company documenting many wonderful old time fiddlers, both older and younger, with a lot of great field recordings. Fiddlers include Tommy Jarrell, Marcus Martin, Wade Jarvis, Wilson Douglas. Esker Hutchins, Lynn "chirps" Smith, John Summers, & many more.
- The Old-Time Herald - Great magazine on old time country music
- Fiddler Magazine - Great magazine about fiddlers from various traditions including Appalachian, Celtic, Quebec, Cajun, and more.
- County Records - A great record company and distributor of old time music.
- Smithsonian Folkways - A great collection of old time music and much, much more
Patrick BallCeltic harpist
Kim Robertson Celtic/American harpist - additional Kim website
Chinese Traditional & Classical
Wei-Shan Liu - Wonderful gu-zheng player (Chinese zither/ harp) and composer and founder of the San Francisco Gu-Zheng Music Society.I will be co-producing many new solo recordings with her.
Chen Lei-Shi (Louis Chen) - Great gu-zheng player
Wu-Fang - Great gu-zheng player (Chinese zither/ harp)
Chinese Music Society of North America
Chinese Culture Net
The Doors American rock band
Al Kooper American rock & soul organist/pianist/composer
Frank Zappa American composer/guitarist
- List of Frank Zappa sites
- Another good Frank Zappa site
Winter Season Recordings
Alfred Burt- American composer
John Fahey-American guitarist
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Additional Music Sites
Dancing Cat Records -
George Winston's record label - Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar recordings and eight section information
booklet on Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, and more.
Dragon's Eye Recordings -
This site sells the sound sheet for George's 3 song medley for Bread Baker's Stomp.
Village School Foundation - Guitarist Tinh Mahoney's foundation helping to empower Vietnamese children with education.
Hawaiian Music Island - Listing of Hawaiian
recordings & live performances
Off Beat Magazine - A great New Orleans
music magazine - articles and listing of live performances
Roots and Rhythm - Great store
for many kinds of traditional and historic music
The Old-Time Herald - Great magazine on old time
The Field Recorders' Collective - Ray Alden's great record company documenting many wonderful old time fiddlers, both older and younger, with a lot of great field recordings. Fiddlers include Tommy Jarrell, Marcus Martin, Wade Jarvis, Wilson Douglas. Esker Hutchins, Lynn "chirps" Smith, John Summers, & many more
Digital Library of Appalachia - Then go to "Browse by topic", then to "Music" or go HERE
County Records - A great record company and distributor
of old time music
Wendy Waldman - great
Eve Rantzer - great American singer/songwriter
FolkScene - Howard & Roz Larman's
live radio program, which has been broadcasting for 30 years, with many kinds of music
Al Hazen (aka Ali Hassan) - The pianist on the great hit
version of Nut Rocker by B. Bumble
and the Stingers from 1962.
Tanglewood Forest - The deep, soulful artistry
of Marci Wolfe.
Ling-Wen Tsai - Deep and wonderful
visual and performance artist, and beyond. Her work has been very inspirational and essential
in many ways for my growth on all three instruments that I play, as well as personally
Costanza Knight - Beautiful watercolor art and more from an artist who has inspired and influenced me for decades.
Allyson Adams - Peace as a Women's Job
Ezekiel - Painter the beauty and soul of Hawaii and beyond
Harriet Blum - Great photography and
hand tinting, of Louisiana and beyond.
Nancy Megan Corwin - Wonderful metalsmithing work
Barbara Stone - Painter
- Polar Bears and the Soul
Cats Paint: A Theory of Feline Aesthetics by Heather Busch and Burton Silver (Ten Speed
Press). Also visit - The World
of Feline Art.
With Cats by Heather Busch, Burton Silver and Shakya Bahrain (Chronicle Books)
Photography - Great photography. George uses a photo of his on his solo harmonica concert
Health, General Service, Ecology & Science
There are a lot of amazing people doing wonderful work for the benefit of all living beings
- there are so many, and it is impossible to list them all (so some of the well known ones are
not listed) - here are a few of them:
Health & General Service
- FEEDING AMERICA - George’s new special edition of the Remembrance album will benefit this organization (formerly Second Harvest Food Bank)
- TAILS Humane Society -
-Kathy Stelford’s wonderful animal rescue organization
;We need your service, right now, at this moment in history. I’m not going to tell you what your role should be; that’s for you to discover. But I am asking you to stand up and play your part. I am asking you to help change history’s course.”
- President Obama, 4/21/2009
of 10- A wonderful scientific and artistic view of physical existence, from the universe
itself, gradually all the way down to quarks, in powers of 10.
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