Rick Washbrook
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Rick Washbrook

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"Mark Rheaume CBC Review"

“In RONCESVALLES TANGO, guitar man Rick Washbrook has come up with another winning entry, one that bridges the jazz and gypsy traditions. This music is beautifully conceived, superbly played, and elegantly melodic. Favorite tracks: "Cabana Gypsy", the reworked "Girl from Ipanema", and the almost impossibly catchy leadoff track "Gate 403". I receive thousands of CD’s per year. You should see my desk it’s a mountain of CD’s. After hearing your CD “Roncesvalles Tango” I put your CD at the front of the line.
I played your 1st track titled “Gate 403” on the CBC “Fresh Air Show” on Sunday September 2nd 2007. This show is aired on the first Sunday of every month.
Rick Washbrook - that places you in the top percentile; something our shows can definitely make use of! If you consider the percentages, one artist per week on average is played on that show.“
Mark Rheaume
(CBC Radio CD Review Dept & CBC Music Columnist)
- CBC Radio CD Review Dept


A Gypsy's Bed - A Tribute to Lenny Breau
Roncesvalles Tango
Christmas Guitar in the Village Roncesvalles
Tapestry of Soul
Live at Dines-eez
Wedding in the Rain
Rick Wasbrook - Classic Blues at the Gatehouse



My major influence, as a guitarist is the legendary Canadian Lenny Breau. I also have a deep instinctual love and understanding for Roots and World Music. Flamenco and gypsy influences on music is my true passion. I feel what makes me unique, in my humble opinion, is the combination of these influences in making spiritted, soulful music. My lyrical side speaks of overtones of Gospel and spreading the word of the latent potential whithin us all. I teach guitar lessons privately and via cassette correspondence internationally. I teach intermediate to advanced levels of voice leading, chord - melody figerstyle, Chet Atkins alternating bass style, re-harmonization techniques and polytonal and atonal methods. I have developed beginning to intermediate to advanced methods of teaching the styles of legendary guitarist Lenny Breau.
Contact: rwashbrook@hotmail.com