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Jeff with his acoustic guitars

Jeff Gonzales
solo acoustic music

Originals, Old Country,
Ragtime & Ragtime blues,
Instrumentals

Jeff has been a professional musician since 1985. He currently sings & plays throughout the Northeastern part of the USA.

"My first experience with guitar music was by hearing the great old black guitarists from the 20's and 30's, such as Blind Blake, Bo Carter, Gary Davis. They changed the way I felt about music. Then I went on to listen to the guitarists of my day who were also influenced by them: Ry Cooder, Jorma, David Bromberg....etc....

"After that came the country guys, Merle, Travis, Chet Atkins, Doc Watson and so on.

"So you put the all those things together, I guess I'm in there somewhere--country blues, ragtime country, bluegrass folk....whatever name you want to call it.....the bottom line is that I have been influenced by many artists.


OLD COUNTRY
(solo live)

Earl's Garage
Live in New Haven
Live in New Haven CD
Earl's Garage
Live in Greenfield
Live in Greenfield CD cover

Fingerpickin' the old tunes
...from the Delmore Brothers to Johnny Cash.

"...once I heard Mearle, Travis and Chet Atkins I was hooked...that thumb pickin' stuff was a whole other dimension of finger pickin'.

Thumb pickin' on an acoustic is still one of my favorite sounds....

Old Country ~ Instrumentals

Old Country ~ Vocals

Cannonball Rag (0:00)
Baby's Comin' Home (2:20)
Foggy Mountain Breakdown (4:15)
Darlin' Corey (0:00)
16 Tons (3:25)
Don't Think Twice (6:05)

RAGTIME BLUES
(solo studio)

Who's Been Here?
Who'se Been Here? CD cover
I Got Mine
I Got Mine CD cover

Combining Ragtime Blues, Country Blues and Ragtime Instrumentals.

"I felt I had to record some ragtime and country blues, I mean I started with that stuff and I felt a kinship with it.

"I began with my favorite pickers from that era and did a title cut for each one. "I Got Mine" for Pink Anderson, followed by "Who's Been Here" by Bo Carter.

Ragtime Blues ~ Instrumentals

Ragtime Blues ~ Vocals

Maple Leaf Rag (0:00)
The Entertainer (2:00)
Dallas Rag (4:05)
Police Dog Blues (0:00)
Ditty Wa Ditty (2:25)
She Caught the Katy (5:08)

INSTRUMENTALS
(solo studio)

Finally, He Shuts UP!
Live at the Den CD cover
(In Production)
Coming Soon

A Collection of Solo Guitar Instrumentals

These CDs include both covers and originals. A tablature book will be available in the near future.

Instrumentals ~ Originals

Instrumentals ~ Covers

Cuttin' Wood (0:00)
Tatiana (1:20)
Blakes' Uptown Rag (3:18)
Dill Pickle Rag (0:00)
Saturday Night Shuffle (2:16)
Blackberry Rag (3:46)

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