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  • Castaways Alphabetically
    Sam Bevan
    14 Dec
    Alex de Grassi
    02 Dec
    Tierney Sutton
    26 Oct
    Toby Gleason
    28 Sep
    Terrence Brewer
    21 Sep
    Brad Stone
    24 Aug
    Ron Carter
    17 Aug
    Yosvany Terry
    10 Aug
    Julian Waterfall Pollack
    29 Jul
    Carl Sonny Leyland
    27 Jul
    Dana Leong
    20 Jul
    Greg Sankovich
    13 Jul
    Mark Applebaum
    07 Jul
    Ingrid Jensen
    15 Jun
    Jeff Chambers
    08 Jun
    Jim Rothermel
    01 Jun
    John Thiessen
    25 May
    Hal Stein
    21 May
    Cindy Browne
    27 Apr
    Tony Marcus
    13 Apr
    Ed Earley
    06 Apr
    John Coppola
    30 Mar
    Tod Dickow
    24 Mar
    Sandy Cressman
    09 Mar
    Marcus Belgrave
    02 Mar
    Peck Allmond
    23 Feb
    Lisa Pollard
    09 Feb
    Dave Slusser
    02 Feb
    Dick Hindman
    05 Jan


    Most Recent Castaway - 24th February, 2017
    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