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Tony Gagarin

Though his fame and fortune have already been minimal, music is definitely an important component of contemporary blues and folk musician Tony Gagarin’s life. He began playing flute and electric guitar in rock rings at age 17. When he noticed John Lee Hooker open up for Santana in the first ’70s he was impressed with the effectiveness of Hooker’s single performance and made a decision to pursue a profession as a single acoustic musician. He paid his dues for quite some time, working being a road musician in NEW YORK and executing in small night clubs along the Eastern Seaboard. He also obtained formal musical schooling on the Berklee University of Music in Boston. While executing at the brand new England Folk Celebration, he fulfilled folk musician Kate Wolf and made a decision to travel with her to California. He’d eventually opt to stay, establishing store in Sonoma State in 1977. While executing at a membership called the Western world of Laguna in Sebastopol, he became close friends with Nina Carter, who become his regular collaborator. She, plus a web host of north Californian musicians, will be highlighted on his initial record, One Lifetime’s INSUFFICIENT, released in 1998 on Jackalope Information. The album shows Gagarin’s exclusive sound, which fuses blues and folk and includes a variety of acoustic guitar sounds produced on the some six-string, 12-string and dobro guitars.

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