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New Fan Art Guitar Strap

I just received a new guitar strap in the mail out of the blue. And it features artwork from my new album, Lost and Haunted Ways. The coolest part is, the strap fits perfectly, despite having no way to adjust it. So I start to use it whenever I am in need of a guitar strap.

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Errors in Digital Download of Lost and Haunted Ways

For those who downloaded the Hi-Def FLAC audio files of my album Lost and Haunted Ways, I discovered the wrong files had been uploaded.   Although the sound quality is no different than the final versions, the files you received do not have the metadata tags that allow the Artist, Album, Date, etc. show up in your music players. And there was some mastering info left at the end of certain song titles.   I regret the error.  The corrected files have been added to the DropBox folder. Please contact me if you no longer have the link and would...

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The New Album is now available!

Original Solo Acoustic Guitar Compositions At long last the CD, Lost and Haunted Ways, is finished and reading to ship. Order YOURS today! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS  

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Spoon’s Martinfest Schedule

Spoon’s Martinfest Schedule: Thursday and Friday: C. F. Martin & Company, Nazareth, PA, catching up with old friends and playing new guitars. Saturday: Martin on Main Street Fair, center of town at the top of Main St. 2:45 Spoon will be appearing with the Paul Ukena Trio on the main stage. 5:00 Spoon will be preforming solo on the main stage Sunday: Nazareth Boro Park, rain or shine. Hope to see you there!

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Lost and Haunted Ways – the new album has arrived and is ready for release

Twelve years in the making. Recorded in June. Mixed and mastered in July. Lost and Haunted Ways, the solo acoustic guitar album featuring all original compositions by your humble Spoon, goes on sale August 9, 2018! Orders may be made at this website, or at onemanz.com, on that date. Pre-orders for the digital download version of the album may be made on that date as well. The original multi-track recordings are being remixed and remastered specifically for the Hi-Def download version, and the MP3s made from them. Both types of downloadable files will be available to anyone who purchases a...

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Six Microphone Pairings – Your thoughts?

Help Spoon on his way toward his new album Listen to these microphone tests and add your opinion, please! May 3rd Mic Test (replaces the May Day test) ** Totally forgot you must DOWNLOAD the files from Sound Cloud to be able to hear the real wav files.** To download, go to my SoundCloud page HERE OR click on the SOUNDCLOUD logo in the upper right corner and it will take you to page for each file. Otherwise you just get crappy mp3s when you listen online. Blind Test for Now. I will reveal the mics in a few days....

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Happy 2017!

Like so many, I am so glad to see 2016 go. Here’s to a much better 2017. I am looking forward to performing, recording, reviewing, with some excellent guitars in the coming year. I spent New Years Eve talking out all of my guitars, because I know they can get bored, and spent some time with each, before putting them to bed with refreshed humidifiers. Happy New Year

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Letters from Daisy

My first Bushwick Book Club performance, with my new song Letters from Daisy Inspired by Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (New upload with a fixed typo in the titles) The New York City chapter of The Bushwick Book Club is a monthly performance event hosted by actress/musician Susan Hwang, taking place at various venues. Artists are invited to write a song inspired by a particular work of literature, or poetry, dance, even stand-up comedy. But primarily it is about songwriting. The March 2016 installment featured the play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” which won Tennessee Williams...