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A Sweet Little Sound Check Teaser From Bedell Guitars at NAMM

  05/10/12 07:04, by , Categories: Guitar, Acoustic, BFMN Exclusive, BFMN Exclusive, Guitar Players, Dan Grigor, Dan Grigor, Demonstration, Review, Performance Video, Dan Grigor, Dan Grigor, Video, NAMM 2012 Music, video , Tags: barefoot music, bedell guitars, cutaway, dan grigor, fingerpicking, namm, six string
A little teaser for the upcoming piece on Bedell Guitars.
We’ll have an interview with Tom Bedell and show off his cool guitars.
Stay Tuned!

The Good Taste of Meritage at Callaway

  03/08/12 17:07, by , Categories: Guitar, Acoustic, Music News, BFMN Exclusive, Dan Grigor, wakitu, Review, Video , Tags: 12-string acoustic blues fusion, callaway winery, chef, dan grigor, meritage at callaway, micheal henry, mike henry, tapas, temecula, wine country, winery

by Wakitu

February 26 was a very special anniversary for Dan Grigor and me, and we decided to start the day in a very special way: clinking wine glasses over Sunday brunch at the Meritage, overlooking the vines of Callaway’s Vineyard and Winery. What an exquisite choice that turned out to be!

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and a live performance video!

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The Pour House in Paso Robles Puts the Special in Specialty Beer Bar

  02/19/12 19:33, by , Categories: Acoustic, BFMN Exclusive, Dan Grigor, wakitu, Review, Video , Tags: 12-string, dan grigor, guitar, paso robles, pour house, san luis obispo, shawn copen, winery

by Wakitu

In November each year, Dan Grigor gravitates to the Paso Robles area to share some “quality time” with a group of dear friends, laughing and drinking their way through Wine Country in a tour bus…equipped with a stripper pole. Last year, we launched a new tradition – and helped finance the adventure – by arriving a little early to make new friends and let his 12-string ring in some of the lovely venues in the area.

Though it may not be the fanciest location we played, at our first stop at The Pour House, just off the 101, we found a “Tap Room and Beer Shoppe” where the vibe is absolutely as good as it gets.

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The Slow Moving Lions of the Vegetable World and I

  10/15/11 09:01, by , Categories: Acoustic, BFMN Exclusive, Bands, Dan Grigor, Featured Artist, Awesome Nobodies , Tags: awesome nobodies, dan grigor, san francisco, slow moving lions

By Dan Grigor

A severely under-featured feature of our site is “Awesome Nobodies.” I would like to take this opportunity to revive it with the wonderful surprise that is the Slow Moving Lions of the Vegetable World. What a treat. Picture this: 4-part harmony, a cello, a guitar, a mandolin and a saw. Yup, you read the right, a saw. What a lovely sound, the cello and the saw, but there are so many wonderful combinations: the pretty voice of Liz Reid and the mandolin, two male voices and Liz, the guitar and the cello, the saw and the mandolin… Ahhh I’m losing track. It’s awesome. Liz sings, plays the guitar and is the principle songwriter; Kevin Skalba has been playing the cello since he was a child; Aaron Burke plays the saw with a subtle, tasty flair; Jacob Stahl is a mandolin maniac! They opened for me at a show recently at Kimo’s in San Francisco and I was so pleased they agreed to play. Delightful they are!

Click through for an awesome video from our show.

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Kennard Ramsey, Somos at Roxboro Launch

  03/02/11 12:18, by , Categories: Guitar, Music News, BFMN Exclusive, Artist Interview, Dan Grigor, Featured Artist , Tags: dan grigor, federal bar, kennard ramsey, launch party, roxboro entertainment, somos
Kennard Ramsey album SOMOS

You may not know his name but I guarantee you have heard his music. Kennard Ramsey has contributed to some of our favorite movies, television shows and commercials.

His friendship and collaboration with Stanley Clarke spans decades. When Stanley started his label, Roxboro Entertainment, he convinced Kennard to record his own music and share it with us.

We had the opportunity to hear it first-hand, up-close and personal, and I had the best seat in the house.

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Part Three of Our Fascinating Conversation with Grammy Winner, Bassist Stanley Clarke

  02/14/11 10:46, by , Categories: Music News, BFMN Exclusive, Artist Interview, Dan Grigor, Featured Artist, Bass, Video , Tags: bfmn exclusive, grammy winner, interview, stanley clarke_ dan grigor, video

Well here it is, the last installment of our awesome interview. I had so much fun! What a thrill it was to play with Stanley Clarke, and his musical advice is second to none.  Before we get to the interview, I would like to take a moment to congratulate the entire Stanley Clarke Band for their Grammy win: Best Contemporary Jazz Album of the year! Couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch of people. They worked hard, they played well and they won.  Without further ado, here is the last segment of an amazing interview with the Grammy-winning – and very gracious – Stanley Clarke.

Don’t miss Part One and Part Two! Here is a link to our Entire BFMN Stanley Clarke Collection which will be updated to contain the interview and videos from the launch party.

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More Than Just A Game

  02/12/11 23:24, by , Categories: Guitar, BFMN Exclusive, Laura Williams, One Thin Paradigm , Tags: guitar hero, laura williams, liberal arts, one thin paradigm, rock-star

One Thin Paradigm by Laura Williams

It happened slowly, so slowly that most children born after the 70s and 80s can’t remember ever having music taught to them in public schools. No one in state government seemed to think that extracurricular subjects like art and music were that important. They were cut like so much fat from an already ailing educational system. I’m not of the opinion that this action helped in the long run, and shamefully it’s now common to find liberal arts completely missing in action in the lower grade levels. Something had to come along to help inspire and motivate kids into learning music…did you really think it would be that video game though? You know the one I mean…and can we really afford, at this point, to be so snobbish about what inspires children to take interest and learn?

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