John Morgan

John Morgan

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Solo Acoustic Guitar: bits of classical, folk, blues, bluegrass, jazz and rock music shaken and stirred into air-art.

Biography

John Morgan is an acoustic guitarist living in central Ohio. Unencumbered by fame or fortune, he is pursuing the musical dream: performing, teaching, writing and recording.

"Motionography" (2006), is about movement: flight, swimming, dancing - places: the moon, oceans, stars; and communication: the non-verbal, solo guitar type of communication. The sound of one guitar playing, fingers dancing, sounds splashing, sonic canvas, air art, here–gone, wooden heart made flesh, steel strings spring to life. The sound of one guitar laughing, of joy bouncing, strengthening, calling, inviting to the dance. The sound of one guitar moving, across the star field accompanied by dancers, singers, swimmers, writing rhythm, resonating life.

"Capture the Night" was released in November of 2004. Fresh arrangements of holiday classics. Over a thousand CDs were sold in the two months before Christmas.

“Stories” was released in 1999. Cuts from this disc have received radio play on over 100 stations across the U.S.

In 1994 he began performing original acoustic music. In 1996 “The Journey: Places Real and Imagined” was released. “Echoes,” a nationally syndicated radio program hosted by John Diliberto, played cuts from that CD during 1996 and 1997. The title cut from “The Journey" was included on Volume 3 of a sampler disc released by Acoustic Music Resource. “House by the River,” also from “The Journey,” was included on a sampler disc compiled and internationally distributed by Poetman USA. Four songs from this CD were in continuous rotation on the "Atmospheres" Digital Cable Network for several years.

John published "Foundation for Great Guitar Playing" in 2003. This book/CD set clearly explains and applies the basics of music theory to the fretboard. John regularly presents this material in classrooms, workshops and private lessons.

Lyrics

Dance of the Stars

Written By: John Morgan

No lyrics - Instrumental, solo, acoustic guitar

One Step Closer to Cool

Written By: John D. Morgan

solo, acoustic guitar. Instrumental.

Discography

Full Length song samples on the "Listen" page of www.morganguitar.com.

"Motionography" (2006) - jazz and blues inflected fingerstyle guitar with a touch of the ethereal.

"Capture the Night" (2004) solo guitar arrangments of Christmas classics.

"Stories" (1999) 14 original, acoustic guitar based, pieces with additional instrumentation: bass, percussion, flute and voice

"The Journey - Places Real and Imagined" (1996)compact disc 12 original, instrumental, solo guitar pieces.

Set List

Typical sets are either 45 minutes or an hour. The set list is primarily original material drawn from my CDs. Sets are puncuated with humorous stories and maybe a bit of singing.

In December the set list is more heavily weighted toward "Capture the Night" and other Holiday Music.