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TINGSTAD / TOSTEN - Guitar Party of Two!
Eric Tingstad (born December 16, 1954) is an American Grammy Award-winning multi-genre record producer, musician and songwriter / composer. He was born and raised in Seattle, WA where he currently resides. Best known as a fingerstyle guitarist, Tingstad has performed, recorded, and produced Alternative Country, Blues, Americana, Rock, Smooth Jazz and Ambient / New Age music. In addition to his Grammy-winning work with Nancy Rumbel, the always-adventurous Eric continues to record music that challenged and inspires him.
Carl Tosten has been redefining the way the acoustic guitar has been played for the last 25 years. A world class guitarist on both acoustic and electric guitars, has won him sponsorships with notable companies such as Gibson Guitars and most currently Yamaha Guitars as well as Elixir Stings, where he performs clinics and product demonstrations throughout the U.S. His music has been used in commercials and in film and he’s had the great fortune to play with notable musicians such as Lee Ritenour, Mike Stern, Nokie Edwards and many others. His song “What Can I say” was chosen for the prestigious Guitar Masters Cd, Volume 1, which featured such luminaries as Jeff Beck, John Scofield, Joe Satriani and many others. Not content with just playing guitar, he is also an award winning singer/songwriter. Tuck and Patti said of Carl, “Carl is a great guitarist and vocalist, I wish more people wrote songs like his” Wayd Drake, Barnstormers Theater says of Carl, “ He has such a presence on stage and amazing songs” Using multiple capos and as many as 25 tunings, he is able to sonically change the instrument and the mood of his music to captivate and inspire his audiences. A guitarist not to be missed!