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BLUES, JAZZ and AMERICAN ROOTS

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June Tour dates
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Where Woody’s Playing

 
Sample tracks 

  

new CDs
“CARELESS LOVE”

Solo guitar & vocals /duos with Brian Glassman

 

 

“CONVERSATIONS”
Duo with Charley Krachy

New Artist Records

 

 

 

Summer Guitar retreats 
Vermont, England & Italy

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“JUST PLAY” 

New Book

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imgresI have been lucky enough to have studied and worked with an eclectic range of artists who, along the way, became my ‘touchstones’ as well as friends and mentors. What connects the mastery of ragtime and gospel great Rev. Gary Davis, improvisation genius Lennie Tristano, jazz guitarist Attila Zoller, Portuguese composer Carlos Paredes, and master guitar luthiers Jimmy D’Aquisto and John Monteleone? This book looks into their world and art through my lens as a student, a friend, and as a musician who pays homage to them every time I pick up the guitar. Their originality provides inspirational lessons for music students as they move through their own creative journey.

                                                           

News…more stuff

IMG_1450                                                “ Mann blurs the lines between jazz, blues, classical, and world music creating his own sound in the process.  His wizardry on the fret board is matched by his ability to convey deep feelings with his songs – creating moods that incite, delight, or simply soothe. Attempts to categorize his music simply misses the point.   This is brilliant playing that demands to be heard.”  SING OUT! MAGAZINE.

 

 

 

Photo; Dick Boak

 

 

 

kPhoto: Rod Franklin