Teja and Doug are looking forward to their first performance of 2022, returning to Berkeley’s Backroom on Sunday, May 15th, at 3PM. This is scheduled as an indoor show at this lovely listening room near downtown Berkeley (currently with vaccination proof and mask requirement), but may be moved outdoors should COVID measures require extra precaution. The Backroom is at 1984 Bonita Ave., and you may order advance tickets (recommended!) here: https://backroommusic.com/events-1/2022/5/15/teja-gerken-amp-doug-young-duo
Teja Gerken and Doug Young have released their arrangement of the Turlough O’Carolan classic “Sí Bheag Sí Mhór” on all the major digital platforms. Performed on a pair of Lowden guitars, this is the second piece from the traditional Irish repertoire recorded by the duo, which recorded “The South Wind” on the DUETS album.
Teja Gerken and Doug Young have released their third new single since coming out with DUETS in 2020. Tackling Stefan Grossman’s classic “Bermuda Triangle Exit,” the duo explores the combination of acoustic and electric archtop guitars, as they also did on “Red Snapper” (on DUETS). Check the tune out on Spotify, Apple Music, and other digital platforms:
The Teja Gerken & Doug Young Duo has released a new single, featuring an arrangement of the traditional “The Water is Wide.” Available on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services (please consider following us!), and also on video:
Doug Young and I are looking forward to share an afternoon of music with our good friend, Celtic and traditional fingerstyle master Steve Baughman. We’ll be at Old St. Hilary’s Landmark in Tiburon, California on Sunday, August 22nd. This is a wonderful venue with great acoustics in a stunningly beautiful setting. Worth a trip from other parts of the Bay Area! Info here: https://landmarkssociety.com/events/concerts/.
We’re really excited to finally have an album releaser show for DUETS, which will also be our first live show in more than a year! Please join us at the Backroom outdoor music series in Berkeley on Sunday, June 13, at 4PM!
TEJA GERKEN & DOUG YOUNG DUO + PETE MADSEN AT THE BACKROOM – OUTDOORS SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 4PM 1984 BONITA AVE., BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA RESERVATIONS AND TICKETS AT WWW.BACKROOMMUSIC.COM
I recently had a request for the music to “5927 California Street,” the opening tune from my Postcards album. This ran in Acoustic Guitar back in 2012, but I found the music file, so I decided to share it for folks who’d like to learn to play the tune. Download the PDF HERE, and you can listen to the tune on Spotify! If you download the music and feel like making a donation, I’m at paypal.me/tejagerken. And if you make a recording or video of the piece, I’d love to hear or see it. Enjoy!
Very pleased to have done a cross-country collaboration with New York guitarist Charlie Rauh. Check out our take on the traditional Swedish lullaby “Vem Kan Segla Förutan Vind?” (“Who Can Sail Without Wind?”)!
The Teja Gerken & Doug Young Duo released its first completely new recording and video with their arrangement of Eric Skye’s “The Locktender’s Reel.”
Also available on Spotify, Apple Music, and other digital music hubs.
I had fun recording a video of my arrangement of Bach’s “Minuet in D Minor,” which I play in DADGAD tuning. Watch for an audio version of this coming to digital platforms soon!