Bass player in Totally Gourdgeous and one of the most scarily talented people in the world.
I'm not joking.
I toured with SONIA in March '04 - stunning songwriter.
Great Canadian political songwriter
Fiddle/Mandolin/Guitar whiz, plays in Totally Gourdgeous - the man's a monster.
Another great Canuck.
Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and drummer for Totally Gourdgeous, Carl weaves musical magic and writes stunning songs.
The fabulous Helen Begley teaching women and girls to realise their potential on guitar.
Don't buy a mass-produced guitar from a shop - even a top name one. Go to an independent luthier. You'll get a unique instrument tailor-made to your needs that's just as good if not better for a comparable price. keep the art of making hand-crafted guitars alive!
I play Jacks' instruments almost exclusively - he's also the man who taught me how to make guitars and helped a lot with the Totally Gourdgeous Instruments. Great guitars, Mandolins and Bouzoukis, beautiful hand-made rosettes and purfling.
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