Guitar Sessions Clinic: Guy Van Duser

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Wednesday / August 15, 2018 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
United States

Guy Van Duser, a legendary fingerstyle guitarist, is joined by faculty members Larry Baione on rhythm guitar, Bob Winter on piano, Bruno Raberg on acoustic bass, and Jon Hazilla on drums, working as a typical Nashville session band of the 1950s and ’60s.

Van Duser set the bar for virtuoso fingerstyle with his astonishing arrangement of “Stars and Stripes Forever.” His playing echoes Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed (both of whom he worked with), and the classic fingerstyle sounds of country guitar picking.

He played guitar for the Antiques Roadshow theme and scored the music for Hellfire: A Journey from Hiroshima, which was nominated for an Academy Award. Van Duser has performed as a swing jazz duo with clarinetist Billy Novick for the past 38 years.