Saturday, May 7th @ Gryphon Stringed Instruments
Improvisation Mastery for Guitar with Eric Skye, with special guest Richard Hoover

Eric will also be playing with the Skye String Trio at Don Quixote’s in Felton, CA this Sunday, May 8th with special guest Steve Palazzo

Gryphon String Instruments
211 Lambert Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 493-2131
12pm – 3pm $40.00

“Pacific Northwest acoustic jazz guitarist Eric Skye will conduct a workshop on using jazz concepts for improvisation for jazz and blues, as well as other styles of music. While Eric clearly has one foot in the classic jazz guitar world, the other is in acoustic roots music such as blues, bluegrass, and contemporary fingerstyle. Special emphasis will be placed on acoustic tone production, left and right hand technique, listening, and playing in time. Eric will deconstruct a few standard tunes and talk about how he approaches them from both the perspective of an improviser and as an arranger, both fingerstyle and flatpicking.

Eric will be joined by very special guest Richard Hoover, Santa Cruz Guitar Company’s international award winning guitar maker and designer. Richard will talk about the new Eric Skye signature model guitar, as well as guitar building in general. Bringing samples of master grade tone woods and professionally voiced guitar tops that will be available to demonstrate their contributions to instruments. Richard is a living legend of guitar building with gems of information for the player, novice maker, or accomplished luthier.” –

Santa Cruz Guitar Company