Teja recently recorded a new video for his tune “5927 California Street,” named for San Francisco’s Bazaar Cafe, and featured on his Postcards album. Played on Teja’s 1999 Lowden O10 in DADGAD tuning.
Author: Teja Gerken
Meeting of Acoustic Minds
Teja Gerken and Doug Young are happy to be part of a special “Meeting of Acoustic Minds” show at Odd Fellows Hall in Half Moon Bay, California on Saturday, February 11th. For info on this show benefitting local farmworkers, please visit https://hmb-odd.org/events/6211.
Teja Gerken & Doug Young Play a Pair of Prewar Martin OMs
Doug and I stopped by Schoenberg Guitars in Tiburon, California recently, and while there, show a little video. Here’s us playing “The Southwind.” Doug and Teja are both playing Martin OMs, built in 1932 and 1934, respectively!
Teja Gerken & Doug Young Duo in Menlo Park, California – Sunday, Sept. 18th
We’re excited to perform at the popular Dala’s Nest house concert series in Menlo Park, California, on Sunday, September 18th. This will be an outdoor event in a lovely listening space. Please check out the following link for more info:
Teja Gerken & Doug Young Duo – “Embryonic Journey”
Teja and Doug have released an arrangement of the Jorma Kaukonen/Jefferson Airplane classic “Embryonic Journey.” Available as a single on Spotify, Apple Music, etc. And here’s a video of the piece, recorded at Old St. Hilary’s Landmark in Tiburon, California:
Teja Gerken & Doug Young Duo release new single: “Sí Bheag Sí Mhór”
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 & Doug Young Duo, “Bermuda Triangle Exit”
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:
Teja Gerken & Doug Young Duo, “The Water is Wide”
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:
Music and TAB for “5927 California Street”
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!
New Video with Charlie Rauh!
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?”)!