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  • David Rogers (2017)

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    Guitarist and composer David Rogers has been called many things, all of them good. ("Almost all!", he interjects.) For example, The Washington Post called him an "astonishingly florid" improviser; and 20th Century Guitar called him a "modern master".

    David fuses elements of classical music, jazz, early music—he plays a mean lute—and world music into his moving performances. His music has been featured in guitar publications and on NPR, and he gives master classes throughout North America. He's also something of a guitar geek, having studied historical plucked strings in Basel, Switzerland, and at Indiana University.

    David has a remarkable grasp of a wide spectrum of music, from 16th century baroque guitar music to Leonard Cohen songs and beyond. For 18 years, he was a musician with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (where he was once termed "the mad dog of the archlute"). He also taught at Southern Oregon University for over a dozen years.

    When Paul McCandless says of you, as he did of David, "He plays incredibly well", then you can write your own ticket.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Terra Nova Consort Renaissance en Provence Bressarello Dorian Records
    # 2 Andres Segovia Complete Bach Recordings 1927-1955 Fugue, BWV 1000 Idis
    # 3 Studio der Frühen Musik Music from the Time of the Crusades Istanpitta Gaetta Warner Classics
    # 4 Imogen Heap Speak for Yourself Hide and Seek RCA Victor
    # 5 The Dandy Warhols Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia Bohemian Like You Capitol
    # 6 Chick Corea and Return to Forever Return to Forever Crystal Silence ECM
    # 7 Oregon The Essential Oregon Silence of a Candle Vanguard
    # 8 David Rogers Winter Silence Tilang Self-released
    # 9 John McLaughlin Electric Guitarist New York on My Mind Columbia
             
    Book Kim Stanley Robinson, "2312"
             
    Luxury Item A bottle of red wine
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