Monthly, and Out of Town Clinics

Our annual NAMM clinics have become something that I look forward to every year.  NAMM brings musicians from around the world, and is the perfect opportunity to learn from some incredible guitar pickers.  One I especially look forward to having every year is our friend Paul Pigat from Vancouver.  Every clinic  with him has inspired me, and his presence in my life has impacted  my musicianship. I know he he has had the same effect on some of you.   We first met in a parking lot during a NAMM event and the following year we began this tradition.  Through Paul I met Barry Grzebik, the man behind Grez Guitars.  I can’t say enough about him or his guitars.  I have proudly played one of his guitars and couldn’t imagine my life without it.  He is in the small club of guitar builders that produces for the roots guitarist. His passion for the music  comes through in every guitar he makes. His instruments feel and sound organic.  Paul, Barry, and myself have added to the NAMM clinic tradition by adding special guests.  Last year we had fellow Grez picker Tim Lerch, and this year I am excited to announce Bobby Cochran.  Bobby is the nephew of Eddie Cochran, and has worked with Steppenwolf, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and Leon Russell.  I can’t wait for him to share his experiences with us, and musical ideas  he uses to navigate through such legendary bands. This along with Paul will be a memorable event.  The clinic will have a strong performance element,  just getting the chance to see how Paul and Bobby interact, and apply ideas in combat is valuable.    The clinic will be held at the Beatnik Bandito in Santa Ana.  Most of you know how special this place is.  The opportunity to see these guys perform in such a small setting is rare.    The clinic goes from 2-4:30  Beer is on me if you bring your own chair.  If your flying in and can’t bring a chair we should have some on hand, or I can steal a couple from my neighbors yard.  The clinic is 35.00 and purchase of the event is your ticket.  We have limited space so RSVP soon. 


If anyone is interested in sponsorship opportunities don’t hesitate in contacting me. Here is a list of past sponsors.

Dunham Guitars

Nocturne Brain Pedals

Grez Guitars

Quilter Amplifiers