Alan Miceli: Errington Way

Alan Miceli is an acoustic guitarist, performer, composer, and recording artist. He received his training at the Toronto Conservatory of Music, under Norbert Kraft. He has recored three albums to date: The Spaces Between, Errington Way, and Imprints.

His music has aired on CBC’s North by Northwest, Disc Drive, and Fresh Air and Echoes in the USA. Alan lives in Nanaimo BC with his wife and two cats Wallace and Finnegan.

Alan has provided Guitarist.com with the TAB to Errington Way and it is published here (free!) with his permission. (Click on the TAB image below to download a high-quality PDF of the TAB.)

Also, Alan will give a free lesson on playing Errington Way to the first three guitarists who respond.

Thank you, Alan!

Tuning:
6) D
5) A
4) D
3) E
2) A
1) D

Errington Way TAB

Errington Way is available from CDBaby, too:

Alan Miceli: Errington Way

Busking in Portland

I happened to have a camera with me in Portland the other day and I heard some music coming from Pioneer Square.

His name is Andrew Gorny. He said it was ok to record and post his performance on YouTube. This is my first YouTube upload! I recorded it with a little Canon S95
pocket cam. Not a bad camera.

I can see myself doing a lot more of this with such a nice little camera to keep in my pocket. Next time I won’t move it around quite so much while I’m recording.

S95

Fret Killer Lives!

Fret Killer, the All-American guitar player, is back. He was off YouTube for a long time. His previous YouTube channel was removed by YouTube for copyright issues, I’m guessing.

Although I can make a guess, I don’t know for sure who Fretkillr is. (And If I knew, I wouldn’t say, because it’s clear he wants to remain anonymous.) He never shows his face. He plays steel-string, 12-string, country, blues, oldies, Broadway, flat-picking, finger-picking, Scottish fiddle tunes and I don’t know what else. He had over a hundred videos up on YouTube at one time and many of them were gems. His new YouTube channel is called FretKillrLives.

I think he must be an old pro who’s played with everyone, but I can’t say for sure. Maybe he’s sitting in San Quentin waiting for a train. But he’s someone most Americans would recognize immediately as “a real guitar player.” I think he’s great.

From Wikipedia:

“The Wayfaring Stranger” (aka “Poor Wayfaring Stranger” or “I Am a Poor Wayfaring Stranger”), is a well-known British spiritual/folk song originating in the early 18th century about a plaintive soul on the journey through life. It became one of Burl Ives’s signature songs, included on his 1944 album The Wayfaring Stranger. Ives used it as the title of his early 1940s CBS radio show and his 1948 autobiography. He became known as “The Wayfaring Stranger.”

As with many folk songs, the words are often changed. “While travelin’ through this world below” has also been sung “this world of woe” and “this world alone.”

https://youtu.be/8NmG19c4CHg

Fretkillr, The All-American YouTube Guitar Player

I don’t know who this guy is. He never shows his face. He plays steel-string, 12-string, country, blues, oldies, Broadway, flat-picking, finger-picking, Scottish fiddle tunes and I don’t know what else. He’s got over a hundred videos up on YouTube and many of them are gems. I think he must be some kind of ringer, an old pro who’s played with everyone, but there’s no way to tell for sure. Maybe he’s sitting in San Quentin waiting for a train. But he’s someone most Americans would recognize immediately as “a real guitar player.” I think he’s great.

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