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Steve Tarshis and His Instrumental Trio Volume III
My third trio cd is now available for downloading/listening at all the
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Please check it out and any reviews are always appreciated! Anyone who would like a good old fashioned hard copy just contact me...
Upcoming gig highlights, come on down to a show....
Thurs May 16th The Trio minus one, ok the Duo! I'll be playing at Clos, a cool new wine bar in Soho, 64 Kenmare St. I'll be joined by Leo Huppert on upright bass. from 8-11.
Mon May 20th The Trio minus one, ok the Duo! I'll be playing at Clos again 64 Kenmare St. I'll be joined by Dave Hofstra on upright bass. from 8-11.
Friday May 21st Pork Chop Willie at Wayland (site of Banjo Jim's) 700 E 9th St 9pm North Mississippi style blues
Friday June 7th Pork Chop Willie at Shrine Adam Clayton Powell Blvd at 134th
Tues June 18th The Trio at Shrine 6:30 pm Adam Clayton Powell Blvd at 134th
Was in the studio to cut some demos for 'Unexpected Joy' a new musical by Bill Russell, with music by Janet Hood...
Happy to report that The Trio has become a popular attraction at numerous private parties and events..we've been playing venues like the Four Seasons and the Port Washington Yacht Club as well as small parties in Manhattan apartments...our third CD is just about ready for release, details to follow...
recent recording activity:
The Trio recording at The Doghouse in Brooklyn. Nathan Rosenberg runs this very unique studio and does a fantastic job. We recorded tracks for an upcoming film and music for our next CD due out in a few months. listening to playback during a trio recording session at
Indie artist Mara Measor at Manhattan Beach with producer Jamie Lawrence, acoustic, electric, slide, resonator, nylon string guitars and mandolin.
North Mississippi style bluesman Pork Chop Willie at Dubway: electric slide guitar
Darryl Glen solo cd at Soundscribe Studios
here's a recent email from Wales about my Black Sabbath book written way back when from guitarist Mike Peach...I first picked up a guitar approx 25 years ago and your "Original Black Sabbath" book was one of the first tutorials I bought. I never had a guitar lesson in my life (a big regret!) and I spent many, many hours slaving over the excerpts in that book. I liked the fact that there were brief notes for each transcribed tune and feel confident I can play a spot-on solo from Paranoid! So, thanks very much Steve! ...and thank you Mike for reaching out!
Heard from Dave Gilmour fan Chris Cunningham...he was asking about my David Gilmour transcription book which is now out of print and told me it is going for over $100 on the internet! (thanks Chris!) I was able to hook him up with a pdf of one my few copies...any other interested parties feel free to contact me....
Just heard from my former student Max Bernstein...he was passing through ny on tour with megastar Ki$ha playing guitar and bass...way to go Max!
Trio News: Our new cd (Steve Tarshis and his Instrumental Trio vol. II) is now ready, contact me to purchase...
Hope Nunnery and I have finished recording our contribution to the "In My Room" cd which will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. We are recording the old Carter family tune 'Gospel Ship' , and I have to say it's really sounding great, my old Bucktooth Johnson buddy Marco Giovino has contributed his percussion magic along with Hope and I and Dave Hofstra on bass...The release date for 'in my room' on the LML Music label (LMLMusic.com) is Tuesday, March 23, 2010.
In the studio with composer Jamie Lawrence working on a new doc featuring Sean Penn..lots of slide guitar,since it takes place in New Orleans....
Hope Nunnery and I pictured here on tour in South Carolina, another Southern tour is in the works...
Below: The Trio arriving for a recent gig, pictured Dave Hofstra, bass, Peter Grant, drums and myself.
Transcription news: Recently completed transcribing charts for the fabulous country (and more) singer Shannon Brown, she'll be using them as she sits in with various bands around town, (including my Trio) .....Had a lot of fun transcribing the Count Basie band's arrangement of 'Sunny Side of the Street' backing up Ella Fitzgerald and arranging it for one piano...this was at the request of Ellen Gould who will be using it for her one woman show "The Last Checker".
more sessions with composer Jamie Lawrence for an HBO doc, it's another of the undercover animal rights series, this one an expose' of pig farms called Death on a Factory Farm which is currently being shown on HBO. Click the link for broadcast schedule.
had a nice gig with the Trio at Bar 82 for Peggy Ehrhart's book release party (scroll below for more info about Peggy's book) photo above, after gig hang, left to right, me, unidentified drinker, ny blues stalwart Johathon Kalb, good time! ....., .... .transcription notes: I'm currently working with Julia Douglass, constructing lead sheets for her wonderful project "Chef Do Re Me', here's an example.............
Was recently re-united with my Bucktooth Johnson bandmate Marco Giovino who was up from Nashville producing an album for singer-songwriter Kylie Harris. I did some overdubs on slide guitar and high tuned guitar for them over at the Pidgeon Club studio in Hoboken (photo left)....
Sadly, summer '07 semester at the New School was our last. While I look for a new home for my courses, I will be offering them privately as usual. Farewell Guitar Study Center!..... ............EMAIL NOTES FROM ALL OVER.........recently received a request from Eric vd Meijde of the Netherlands. He has a copy of my (now out of print) Jimi Hendrix book and has requested a transcription of Little Wing, he wants to make a tatoo out of it...cool!....I'm going to send it to him and he has generously agreed to send me photos which I will post here..can't wait!........................speaking of books, I just got a great call from Mike Burstein down in Lynchburg, VA. He had a copy of my first book "Teach Yourself Lead Guitar" (still in print) and it inspired him to become a working musician and teacher, wow, love hearing stuff like that, thanks for the call Mike and best luck with your career!........................ I've been working with film composer Jamie Lawrence. Recently did some cue's for the Food Network on nylon string...Here's a cue from a documentary about the 2002 dockworkers strike called "Eye of the Storm".click here to hear 'The Negotiation' from the film. I spent a few months working with Jamie on his sound track for the HBO Special 'Dealing Dogs'. Got to play electric, acoustic, slide and resonator..click here to hear 'Dog to Nowhere one of the cues.click here to hear 'the Big Vamp.... click here to find out more about the show and when it will next be scheduled, it's usually on a couple of times a month.......................................................