I had a lot of fun playing Steve Baughman’s “Planxty Bongwater” during the “American Fingerstyle Guitar Night” (with Tracy Moore, Steve Davison, and Peter Janson) at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, California, on May 24th, 2018. I’m playing my 2004 Martin Custom Shop OM (Indian rosewood/Adirondack spruce), tuned to D G D G C D, capo 2.
“Darjeeling” was the final tune I wrote for the “On My Way” album, and I’ve recently rediscovered playing it, this time on the baritone guitar. Here’s a brand-new video of the piece:
The Teja Gerken/Doug Young duo was part of KALW’s On-Air Folk Festival on Saturday, December 9th, playing live at the station. Here’s a video of the duet version of Teja’s tune “Her Red Hair.”
On Sunday, November 19th, Teja will be part of “Guitars with Heart,” a benefit show for victims of the recent fires in Sonoma County. Held at the Healdsburg SHED in Healdsburg, California, this show also includes Mark Goldenberg, Scott Nygaard, Stevie Coyle, and Mark Taylor. More info at www.healdsburgshed.com/events/guitarswithheart/
I’m very excited to be part of the upcoming Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration in Santa Barbara, California this August 25 – 27. I’ll be teaching a workshop on Alternate Tunings (see video intro below), and will be playing a show with Doug Young and Mark Hanson at SoHo on Friday night. In addition, I’ll be representing Peghead Nation, so please stop by our table! For more info, please visit www.sbaic.com.
Teja will be part of a Global Guitar Summit show at the San Francisco International Arts Festival on Sunday, June 4th, at 3:00PM. The show also includes world music pioneer Matthew Montfort and Italian guitar virtuoso Giacomo Fiore. For info and tickets, please visit http://www.sfiaf.org/ancient_future_global_guitar_summit