9th Resoland Workshop – The phenomenon of Jerry Douglas

9th Resoland workshop will be held on March 20-22.  2015 in our cabin in Slovakia, not far from Bratislava.

This time we are opening an interesting topic: “The phenomenon of Jerry Douglas” with the first part called “Early Jerry”, where we’ll discuss and analyze his playing at the beginning of his musical career recorded on albums like Fluxology, Manzanita, One Way Track and the like. Our goal is to understand the music of Jerry, his technique and approach and learn how to play some of his memorable solos.

Unfortunately, at present time is the workshop available just for Slovak and Czech students, but I plan to organize an international workshops in near future. Stay tuned! However, everybody who are interested in materials covered at the workshop, feel free to check out a workshop’s page and contact me.

RockyGrass 2014, Lyons, Colorado

A few pictures from my stay at RockyGrass Festival in Lyons, Colorado.

A photo gallery from MinierAcustica 2014 workshop in Urbino, Italy

Here are a few pictures from workshop at Corte de la Miniera, near Urbino, Italy. The teachers: Russ Barenberg – guitar (USA), Mike Compton – mandolin (USA), Jean-Marie Redon – banjo (France), Henrich Novak – Dobro (Slovakia).
The workshop was held las week of August, the overall atmosphere was great, food was excellent, people amazing and lots of great music.

My new instrument – Karel Zacal #40, Maple, model C11

I have a new instrument at home (yes, I own it) made ​​by a young Czech builder (and an excellent resonator guitar player) Karel Začal (pronounce Zatsal). (, / karelzacal)
Model C11, serial number # 40, material – maple in a elegant dark design. Beautiful, clear and velvety sound – typical of maple resoguitars, well balanced across whole fingerboard – indeed to such an instrument I have long been waiting for! Thank you Karel!