Riffs: Great Guitar Gathering, Guitar For Health, Malian Guitarist
February 20, 2008
Great Guitar Gathering from the Jacksonville.com This year celebrates the 15th birthday of the Great Guitar Gathering. Not only is this year’s gathering being held in a larger space,
from the Jacksonville.com
This year celebrates the 15th birthday of the Great Guitar Gathering. Not only is this yearâ€™s gathering being held in a larger space, it also features French guitarist Pierre Bensusan and classical guitarist Ben Verdery (chair of the guitar department at Yale University).
A new study shows that playing an instrument can reverse the negative biological effects caused by stress. The article made no mention of any harmful side effects caused by vices taken up when playing guitar.
from the Blogotheque
Sidi Toure is a guitarist from the West African nation Mali. Hear his story and watch him play in the unpaved streets of his Malian neighborhood. This is an interesting display of the importance of guitar as a global unifier.