11.06.17New Guitar Courses from True Fire!

I'm very excited to share with you two new fingerstyle jazz guitar courses, available exclusively from True Fire. The first video, Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Survival Guide, is packed with lessons that cover chord voicings, arranging, left & right hand technique, solo improv, and extended techniques. Walking Bass & Comping for Jazz Guitar will be released in November, and will feature a number of etudes that cover walking basslines and comping strategies in all styles of classic and contemporary jazz.

06.22.17Happy Summer 2017

I hope this note finds you well and enjoying all good things that Summer brings. Our garden is blooming and we have lots of exciting projects underway! I'm really looking forward to playing and teaching at this year's Chet Atkins Convention in Nashville, the Argenta Acoustic Music Series in Little Rock, the Swannanoa Guitar Week in North Carolina, and the 2nd annual Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration coming up in August. Also, a few new multimedia projects are in the making, and I'll be making some exciting announcements in the Fall! In the meantime, I hope to see you at a show, and please feel free to drop a line via the contact page!

11.26.16Happy Holidays!

I'm feeling very thankful for another season of concerts and teaching, and I hope this greets you with peace and abundance. Lots of exciting news for 2017 including a new book project of Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Solo transcriptions from my recordings, which will be published by Hal Leonard and distributed internationally. Also, I'll be performing at the Argenta Acoustic Music series in Little Rock, and returning to the Chet Atkins CAAS in Nashville, Swannanoa Guitar Week in North Carolina, and the Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration.

09.05.15My Fair Lady CD Release Concerts!

I'm very much looking forward to presenting the music from the new CD in concert featuring solo guitar and jazz trio performances. The Denver show is at Dazzle Jazz on Sept. 17 and features Bijoux Barbosa and Bill Larson, and in Boulder on Sept. 19 at Caffe Sole with Kim Bird and Bill Larson!

07.23.15My Fair Lady CD - Now Available!

The new solo guitar CD featuring the music from My Fair Lady is now available on CD Baby.com, itunes, Amazon, and directly through this website! Please email info@seanmcgowanguitar.com for more information

05.04.15Happy Spring!

Spring is finally here! I'm looking forward to a great spring and summer of performing and teaching; please check the Itinerary page for a complete list of gigs and teaching workshops. This summer I'll be returning to the incredible Swannanoa Gathering Guitar Week in North Carolina, and I'll also be at Alex de Grassi's Guitar Workshop in beautiful Mendocino, CA. Upcoming festivals include the Five Points Jazz Festival with Marguerite Juenemann, City Park Jazz Fest with Selina Albright, and Copper Guitar Town this August. And, if you're in the Denver area, I'll be performing every Monday evening with my trio at Nocturne on 27th & Larimer, celebrating the music of Wes Montgomery.

12.12.14Thanksgiving & Christmas Tidings - NOW AVAILABLE!

The new Thanksgiving & Christmas Tidings CD celebrates the holidays with sixteen favorite hymns and carols played on solo acoustic guitar. This limited edition CD also features one of a kind block prints by artist Andrea Antognoni. It is available direct through this website (payable through paypal or by check) or on CD Baby.com or itunes. Please email info@seanmcgowanguitar.com for more information.

11.19.14NEW!! Thanksgiving & Christmas Tidings CD - now taking orders

My new Holiday project, "Thanksgiving & Christmas Tidings" CD is finished and en route from the presses. My first recording since 2011, and my first all-acoustic recording since 2001's "River Coffee", this recording celebrates the Holiday Season with time-honored classics, Thanksgiving hymns, plus music from centuries past. It will be available on itunes and CD Baby.com in the coming weeks, but please contact us at info@seanmcgowanguitar.com if you would like to order a limited edition CD featuring original engraved prints by Andrea Antognoni

08.29.14Kickstarter for two new CDs - launched today!!

I'm thrilled to announce the launching of a Kickstarter to produce to new solo guitar CDs. The first will feature modern arrangements of classic Thanksgiving/Christmas music for acoustic guitar (December release), and the second will feature music from "My Fair Lady" arranged for electric archtop (early Spring release). There are many reward levels for supporters, including CDs, books, transcriptions, and lessons. Please check out the link and support if you can - thank you!!

04.14.14Fingerstyle 360 Issue #6 - now available

This installment of Fingerstyle 360 features my regular column, "Fingerstyle Jazz Cafe" - this issue will explore walking basslines and piano-like chords over Blues progressions. Check it out here: http://fingerstyle360.com/Digital_Magazine.php

09.20.13Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Essentials NOW AVAILABLE!

I'm really excited to announce the release of Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Essentials, from String Letter Publishing and distributed by Hal Leonard, and available in book and downloadable video/pdf formats! The book also comes with a code to enable download audio files of all the examples in the book.

06.14.13Summer is Here!

Happy Summer to all! Lots of exciting things happening in 2013 - please visit the itinerary page for information on gigs and workshops in the Rocky Mountain area and elsewhere. I'm excited to return to the Swannanoa Gathering in July, and also to the Healdsburg Guitar Festival in Santa Rosa this August. Two great guitar vacation getaways!

01.01.13Happy New Year 2013!!

Here's to a healthy, happy and musical year! Click on the link for a sample excerpt of "O Holy Night" from my brand new Holiday Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar, available on Acoustic Guitar.com

12.30.12Happy Holidays! New! Holiday Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar

New from Acoustic Guitar/String Letter Publishing, a collection of twelve classic Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's favorites, arranged and notated for solo guitar. Download individual songs or the complete collection! Each song features a pdf score plus a tutorial video.

10.01.12New! Feature article & cover of Fingerstyle 360!

The new issue of Fingerstyle 360 is out! I'm featured along with Brad Nickerson, several great players, and fantastic lessons by Pierre Bensusan and others! Please support Bill Piburn's new venture (former ed. of Fingerstyle Guitar magazine)

09.28.12New Quartet coming to Dazzle October 25

I'm excited to present a quartet show with new material featuring a GREAT band with Peter Stoltzman - piano, Greg Garrison - bass, Bill Larson - drums!

07.16.12Swannanoa Gathering!! Guitar Week!!

Just two more weeks until Guitar Week at the annual Swannanoa Gathering and I couldn't be more stoked! A solid week full of classes in a wide array of styles and approaches, taught by amazing players/teachers. Check out the link for more info!

04.01.12CU Denver Guitar Festival

This week CU Denver will host the 2nd annual Guitar Fest! This year we'll host three nights of great concerts featuring the CU Guitar faculty (Paul Musso, Dan Schwindt, Dave Devine, Mike Lancaster, Rick Chinisci and Sean McGowan with Greg Garrison and Todd Reid), plus Andy McKee and the John Scofield Trio featuring Steve Swallow and Bill Stewart!

03.23.12Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Essentials

The complete edition will be available shortly, but in the meantime, some of the chapters are available as pdf downloads. For the price of a latte (or a gallon of gas...), you can get a lesson chock full of examples and 15 minutes of video!! Good times!!

01.07.12Happy New Year! 'Sphere' named among Essential Albums of 2011 by Acoustic Guitar magazine! Also, Skype lessons coming soon!

10.07.11Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Essentials

The first two chapters of my forthcoming book/DVD project "Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Essentials" are now available as individual pdf downloads! The complete book will cover everything from chord voicings, bassline/chord comping, reharmonization to advanced techniques and arranging for solo guitar. Coming soon!

08.22.11New CD is available!!

Sphere: The Music of Thelonious Monk is now available! Ten of Monk's classic compositions arranged for solo guitar. Please email info@seanmcgowanguitar.com to purchase!

07.01.11New CD Coming Soon!

I've just finished recording and mixing for my new solo guitar CD, "Sphere", the music of Thelonious Monk. It was a lot of fun (and work!), and should be ready by early August - please stay tuned!

02.12.11Feature interview in the Feb. 2011 issue of Just Jazz Guitar!

01.22.11Solo Guitar arrangements - available as pdf downloads!

Click on the link to buy now!