Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tony Seeger: The Messenger

My definition of “traditional” in Traditional Tuesday has been fairly loose and could mean anything from actually traditional releases to songs played acoustically on traditional instruments. I was looking for a harp guitar piece last night when I stumbled on “The Messenger” by Tony Seeger on a guitar of his own design.

The harp guitar had its heyday in the early twentieth century, but resurged in the 1980s with Michael Hedges. Tony is playing a harp guitar of modern design from Seraph Guitars in England. Inspired by the music of Hedges Seeger teamed up with luthier Nathan Sheppard and Seraph Harp Guitars was born. The rest, as they say, is history.

“The Messenger” is an original composition by Tony Seeger.

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