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London Masterclass 2018 

If you wanna be there when I demystify guitar techniques like percussion, tapping and tuning, explain my unique approach to composition and how I see the guitar, and explain my gear setup, or ask me the question you've always wanted to ask like "Hey Jon, what's with the bare feet?"... then get to London on March 7th for this... 

Tickets from http://www.eventim.co.uk/masterclass 

New vid: High & Dry out today 

New vid: My cover of High And Dry by Radiohead



Watch it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88L0D4UFl9Q

Guitar Tab finally available for this song at http://jongomm.com/guitar-tabs  Every technique is explained. It’s a complete walkthrough guide to the song.

High And Dry is the 7th video from from the Acoustic Asylum series. Get the song and album and Pay What You Want from http://jongomm.com/music
Also on iTunes http://j.mp/iTunesGomm or Google Play http://j.mp/GooGom or Amazon http://j.mp/AmzGomUSA 

I've been playing this song for the best part of two decades. For my very oldest fans and friends, this is the one they think of when they think of me, even though it's a cover. I love the song deeply. I’ve always been convinced it’s about Gene Kelly's character in the movie "Viva Kneivel!", an alcoholic ex-stunt motorcyclist. 

Performance wise, this arrangement channels Michael Hedges maybe more than anything else I've ever come up with. Not just the guitar techniques, but the vocal, even the bare feet. 

I've played it better than this, but I've played it worse. It's kinda slow: I was a bit bipolar, so I'm dragging it back, fighting myself, and I probably over-compensated. Maybe that makes it me.
 

New signature model guitar! 

I'm bursting with pride to finally announce that the Jon Gomm Hybrid Top Signature model is now available from Lowden Guitars.



It's much more than just a replica of Wilma, my beloved Lowden. It's a guitar with every aspect tailored specifically for the modern player, including the world's first spruce and cedar layered soundboard which I've dubbed the Hybrid Top, for added resilience and epic, deep, powerful tone. I REALLY REALLY LOVE THIS GUITAR!  

Register your interest at http://jongomm.com/guitar to get free stuff and find out more.  

I just uploaded a new video... 

New video out today, hope you dig it. (And if you do, please share.)
It's an instrumental tune called Stupid Blues, and it exists purely for the joy of playing.


Link: https://youtu.be/7BVUPmRiaXQ 

This is the 4th release from the Live In The Acoustic Asylum series. Buy the song + album (Pay What You Want) here: http://jongomm.com/music or from iTunes http://j.mp/iTunesGomm or Google Play http://j.mp/GooGom Amazon http://j.mp/AmzGomUSA

Guitar Tab only available here: http://jongomm.com/guitar-tabs Transcribed by me, with detailed notes explaining every technique.

Tour stuff.
Just Germany/Switzerland left now, then I'm taking a little break from touring while I concentrate on other stuff, including writing some new songs. (Got a few almost finished that I'm actually quite proud of. A bit.)
Feb 10 - Lagerhaus, BREMEN - DE
Feb 11 - Privatclub, BERLIN - DE
Feb 12 - Gladhaus, COTTBUS - DE
Feb 13 - Beatpol, DRESDEN - DE
Feb 15 - Ampere, MÜNCHEN - DE
Feb 16 - Franz K, REUTLINGEN - DE
Feb 17 - Cubus, BIRRHARD - CH
Feb 18 - Kiff, AARAU - CH
Feb 20 - Brotfabrik, FRANKFURT - DE
Feb 21 - Rathausdiele, SCHWEINFURT - DE
Feb 22 - Studio 672, KÖLN - DE
Feb 24 - Nochtspeicher, HAMBURG - DE
Feb 25 - Pavillion, HANNOVER - DE
Feb 26 - Tommy's Workshop, VIERSEN - DE
Feb 27 - Edith-Stein-Haus, KAISERSLAUTERN - DE
Karten / Informationen: http://jongomm.com/live-dates 

Special guests: Kugler & Waloschik http://www.kugler-waloschik.de/

Please take note: Some of these concerts are rescheduled from 2015. Check with the venue to see if your original ticket is still valid.

Hey, nice to meet you.
Thanks to everyone who came out to see me in Canada, the UK and around Asia at the end of last year. Every gig was awesome. How lucky am I? Very. Here's just a few highlights...

With the kind, hilarious genius Don Ross in Canada.
Tweet after this gig in Southampton:
"If I die today, at least I saw Jon Gomm live." :)
Bar 122 Huddersfield, a venue that's part of my DNA.
An unforgettable night at The Jazz Cafe, London.
On stage in China. Guitar + Human = Music.
Just another average day holding a press
conference in Mongolia.  O_O
The beautiful crowd at Clockenflap festival, Hong Kong.
A global audience in Shanghai. 

Another new video and more VERY exciting news soon (Argh I so wanna spill about this one thing. Soon!) In the meantime, please stay in touch with me at: 

Facebook : http://facebook.com/jongommofficial
Twitter : http://twitter.com/jongomm
Instagram : http://instagram.com/jongomm
Google Plus : https://plus.google.com/+JonGommMusic

Love from,
Jon
x​

New video out today! Plus new album pre-order + tour dates... 

Hey! Wanna watch my new video?
Gloria is probably my most requested song at gigs, it's about my first girlfriend from when I was 16. This performance is 100% live and organic. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl1sbRi9tRs 
 


Please share it if you like it, it really matters. Most people only know about my music because of you sharing my videos with your friends.
 
Pay What You Want single and album pre-order available here: http://jongomm.com/music. Guitar Tab available here: http://jongomm.com/guitar-tabs
 
This is the first of nine new videos from the Live In The Acoustic Asylum sessions. 

This 9 track album consists of audio from the live performances filmed for the Acoustic Asylum videos. The tracks are all new and improved performances of fan favourites and hidden gems from my old records. Pre order the album NOW at http://jongomm.com/music. It's only £3.99 (around 6 bucks), but please pay more if you want to. :)

Upcoming Tour Dates...
If there's nothing close to you: I'm working on it. I've played on every continent, I'm aiming for every country. But for now, maybe there's something close to a friend who you can recommend me to? Oh, and the rescheduled Germany dates will be announced very very soon!

Tickets and information about every concert at http://jongomm.com/live-dates

September 10 - Jon Gomm & Antoine Dufour - LEEDS, UK
September 12 - London Acoustic Guitar Show (Live Stage)
September 13 - London Acoustic Guitar Show (Masterclass)
September 18-20 - Guitar Weekend with Don Ross - Port Hope, CANADA
September 19 - Jon Gomm & Don Ross - Port Hope, CANADA
September 20 - Jon Gomm & Don Ross - Toronto, CANADA
September 22 - Jon Gomm & Don Ross - Québec City, CANADA
September 24 - Jon Gomm & Don Ross - London, CANADA
September 25 - Jon Gomm & Don Ross - Kitchener, CANADA
September 26 - Jon Gomm & Don Ross - Calgary, CANADA
September 27 - Jon Gomm & Don Ross - Vancouver, CANADA
October 15 - solo show  - Huddersfield, UK
October 17 - solo show - Devizes, UK
October 18 - solo show - Bristol, UK
October 20 - solo show - Milton Keynes, UK
October 21 - solo show - London, UK
October 24 - solo show - Cardiff, UK
October 25 - solo show - Newton Abbot, UK
October 27 - solo show - Southampton, UK

Tickets and information about every concert at http://jongomm.com/live-dates


OK, that's it for now. I'll be back in touch in 3 weeks, when the next video goes live!
Thanks for giving a monkeys about an independent musician. There's no record label or corporate backing, every time you share my videos or buy my music, you are supporting me directly. Thanks thanks thanks. 

Love from,
Jon


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Guest Mentor on Sky Arts Guitar Star 

Watch me on the actual TV tonight: I'm Guest Mentor for the semi-final of Guitar Star, on Sky Arts at 8pm (UK and Ireland).


It's a cool show about the craft of guitar playing, with no horrible X Factor stuff like tragic dead grandma back-stories or shady contracts for the winners. The other mentors are people like Tony Iommi, Nitin Sawhney and Paco Peña, so god knows why they asked me!

P.S. Thanks to my mum for ironing my shirt specially for the filming.