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|(3285) Tracey Milligan
Sat, 24 August 2013 20:08:54 +0000
your new ardent fan
Sat, 24 August 2013 04:32:44 +0000
I am a huge fan and I've been trying to purchase tickets for your show and master class at the Surflight Theatre in NJ. I've made several visits to the website and clicked everywhere I could to no avail. I completed their contact us form and no one got back to me and even calling them doesn't seem to work. I'm going to try again tomorrow but I wanted to give you a heads up. I hope they're actually selling some tix for your shows, but as a die hard fan I'm about to give up and I imagine if others have the same difficulty I'm having, you're losing your audience for this show and master class. Visit surflight.org and try it yourself. Worst website I've ever encountered. Hope to see you there, but I may have to just catch you in the parking lot! lol
Sat, 24 August 2013 02:47:27 +0000
I would like to express to you that what I saw you do with your guitar was astonishing. I was so impressed and captivated with the diversity of your music and skills. My best friend in the world / boyfriend purchased a guitar a while back and I love listening to him as he picked it up and played it without any teaching. He must have an 'ear' for it, ya know? I am so anxious for him to see the same thing that I saw on the tele that night!! He, of course, had gone to bed before I found that channel. Haa Haa!!
You made me daydream of having you play at my sons upcoming wedding! That would be so neat. Anyhoo..............I have a question that maybe you or your wife (or whome ever answers this mail); Is there a video of that show I viewed on IPT that I can purchase. I don't have a debit or credit card. EEsshh! sorry. But, is there a way I could call somewhere and get that IPT clip and send a check or money order?? IPT being Iowa Public Television.
Do you a video on how to play the guitar/ the basics?? That I could also purchase for my boyfriend, E.J.? So many questions!!! Sorry to be a pain!
Okay, very cool what you do!! I would appreciate any response. Even if it is a ""Maggie your asking too much""" response. Ha Ha.
Glad I got to hear you play and learn about you and your wonderful family!!
Dakota City, Iowa
PODUNK EGYPT--middle of nowhere
|(3282) Nick Brizzi
Thu, 22 August 2013 22:43:11 +0000
|(3281) MOSHE KATZBURG
Thu, 22 August 2013 17:11:24 +0000
I recently discovered you, on Youtube.
I felt compelled to write to you,to thank you and wish you well.
Discovering you ,at this phase of my life ( I am 67 yrs young) has had a tremendous impact on me.
I spent my first 15 yrs growing up in Israel. Then,in 1961 we immigrated to NY , where I am still living.
Just before leaving Israel I heard Apache and the Walk Don't Run ,and my life had changed forever.
I remember studying the bible, where it starts- " In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth".
To me, musically speaking, this was like a life altering revelation- "In the beginning there was Apache- by The Shadows".
That day a new phase of my life had begun.
Living in Israel, in the 50's was very tough for us , and that is why my dad decided to immigrate to the USA.
Until then, the closest I got to a guitar was to see it on record albums I saw in a showcase window. I had no records, no record player.
Just a beat up short wave Pilot radio that somehow was alway there.
Shortly after arriving in NY I started working part time , while attending High School, where I met some guys who played guitar.
I bought my first Fender ( Mustang model) and they showed me how to play Hello Mary Lou ( Rickey Nlson in A major).
I picked up all Sahdows and Ventures records I could find, and tried to learn every song.
Then the Beatles arrived to the USA, in the fall of 1963.
Wow !!! what a time for guitar playing that was.
She loves you, yea yea, yeah.
My dad bought me my dream guitar for my next birthday- a brand new sunburst Fender Jazzmaster.
I was in heaven. I fondled that guitar as it it was the only woman on earth.
I even took it to bed a slept with it.
But my Euphoria was was very short lived.
I needed to concentrate on my education.
I stated my studies in Electrical Engineering and realized that as long as I had the guitar in the house there will be NO Engineering.
Reluctantly, I sold my Jazzmaster to a friend ( who still has it and keeps taunting me about it till this very day).
I got 2 degrees in Elect. Eng. and worked as an enginner for many years.
Musically I somehow drifted into international music and learned how to play the accordion ( please try to hold back any laughter).
In the process I also learned to sing in 16 languages and "moon lighted" on weekends ans an "international singer and accordionist".
I later discovered the MIDI accordion, and using my Eelect. Engr. knowledge built my own MIDI accordion and retired from engineering devoting myself entirely to music ( all by ear- no note reading).
But all thru -out- I was programming my MIDI accordion to sound like my favorite guitars ( twangy -Shadows, Jazz, nylon-Spanish -etc.).
In reality- looking back- The Guitarist " in my soul, was dying to come out, and I did not even know it.
Here comes the good part of the story-
This past winter, my wife and I decided to spend it in Florida, away from the NY cold.
While there, I met with an old friends who play guitar.
We started jamming with guitars and suddenly I was "reborn".
I felt the craving "oozing" out of me.
I bought myself a Taylor Accoustic steel string and a Cordoba nylon string guitars.
I decided to learn to play Danny Boy.
I went to Youtube and found you.
I kept looking further and saw you playing Guitar Boogie and much more.
Since the day I first saw you I have been playing ( or rather "toying and making love" ) to my Taylor guitar.
It has been pure joy and in fact is almost an addiction.
Watching you and listening to you has been an incredible inspiration.
Your guitar craftsmanship, constant reach to reinvent yourself and the song you are playing is wasome.
Your body movements and the incredible energy that you project is so penetrating that I do not believe a power on earth can stand in its way.
It reaches all the way to the core of the listeners soul.
Listeneing and watching you is like being pushed by a brick wall or a Tsunami.
Like it or not the listener is powerfully swept along.
It is infectious without precedent or antidote ( in a good way).
You do not just play the guitar .
You even go beyond making love to it.
Watching you play reminds me of the Cookie Monster gobbling up the cookie.
You "gobble up" it and shred it to pieces.
I love the fact that your guitar is not "shiney new" but worn with "battle scars".
It shows hours and hours of hard work and dedication and is so inspiring.
I also watched you with Chet Atkins , Les Paul and others ( brother Phil is awsome too) and the respect and humilty you show, in spite of your grandeur is equally admirable and so inspiring.
In summation- I want to thank you for coming into my life ( without you knowing that I even exist) and being such a inpiring beacon.
I am sure that there must be so many others on this planet who feel the same and you don't even know it.
It is time that some of us opens up and let you know.
By the way- I watched you and Phil play Walk Don't Run.
In the 60's when we played it we thought that the 1st chord is A minor ( and I believe that you played it that way too).
Listening to the original Ventures recording I have come to realize that it really A major ( eventhough Johnny Smith plays it as a minor).
Please correct me if I am wrong.
I hope to "meet and greet" you on one of your concerts soon.
If I do , remember me as the A major-Wlk Don't Run/ MIDI accordion player.
With All my Blessings
|(3280) Richard Weaving
Thu, 22 August 2013 07:22:56 +0000
I met you this past June in Hartford, CT. I came away as impressed by you personally as I was by your musicianship and I was very impressed with that. May you have many, many years of good health so that you may continue to share your gifts with all the world. We need you.
There was a coincidence that I thought of after you mentioned that you are a friend of Mason Williams. I saw Mason Williams in 1969 at the same theatre.
Thu, 22 August 2013 05:34:50 +0000
I see you have added Singapore to your concert list on October 26th.
PLEASE PLEASE come to Malaysia - its only a 50 minute flight! I saw you last year in KL in a sold out venue and it was an incredible show - very inspiring and after remaining stagnant with my guitaring for the last 10 years, my playing has really taken off since I saw you play live!
All down to hard work and practice.
You have many fans here...hope you can make it this trip, or the next...can't wait to see your show again - it was mesmerising.
All the best for your never ending road show!
Wed, 21 August 2013 15:38:13 +0000
It has been quite some time since I've seen you play. It would have been your last performance in Winfield, KS at the Walnut Valley Festival. Can't wait for you to visit us again! My poor fiance has yet to hear your wonderful music live. Once again, thanks for visiting Winfield! Hope to see you again in the next few years!
|(3277) Bill Martin
Wed, 21 August 2013 15:18:57 +0000
I want to present you with a $4,000 RattleSnake Guitar in the meet and greet session at the Barbara B Mann Concert in Fort Myers Florida February 25 2014
I have a patented Acoustic Wire Bridge Truss that allows me to do some great things inside the guitar, also the tone of the guitar is adjustable, a pretty neat thing.
The tone, sustain, volume and balance of my guitar are clear like a good piano. I hope I can give this to you, they are a pleasure to play and I know you will enjoy it.
I certainly enjoy your music and hope to return some of the pleasure back to you!
Cell Phone 239-470-5484
Wed, 21 August 2013 13:07:44 +0000
Уважаемый Томми! Спасибо Вам за вашу прекрасную игру и великолепную музыку!Слушая и смотря ваши произведения получаешь заряд бодрости!Спасибо вам за это!Надеюсь,что на следующий концерт у нас в России,получится попасть и услышать вас в "живую",а не только на записях. С уважением Александр
Dear Tommy! Thank you for your excellent game and great music! Listening and watching your works get a charge of vivacity, Thank you for that, I hope that the next concert here in Russia, and will get to hear you in a "live", not only on records . Regards Alexander