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Woody Mann Masterclass

Among guitarists and critics, Woody Mann is considered a modern master. While the blues are his touchstone, he seems to draw inspiration from every direction with ease and grace.

Mann has pursued a rich and diverse career; he has performed everywhere from the orchestra pits of Broadway to stages worldwide, recorded extensively, and schooled countless guitarists through his many books and DVDs including The Art of Acoustic Blues Guitar DVD series, The Complete Acoustic Blues Guitar Method, and his latest DVD Take Command of Your Fretboard.

From his first solo recording 'Stairwell Serenade' - that Guitar Player Magazine included in their 'guitar recordings of destiny' - Woody has since recorded over a dozen releases as a soloist and in collaboration with others including blues greats Son House, Bukka White, and John Cephas.

Mann has taught at major guitar workshops in the USA and Europe including Fur Peace Ranch and Port Townsend Centrum, been a faculty member at the New School in New York City, founded International Guitar Seminars, and created his own innovative online teaching website. Acknowledging his artistry, the C.F. Martin guitar company has honored Woody with the release of the 'Woody Mann' signature model guitar. Presently, he is a visiting artist at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where he is teaching a new generation of musicians.

Throughout his career, Woody has not forgotten those early lessons in the Rev. Davis’ living room or the jazz traditions that were his wellspring. He has become one of the world’s renowned guitar masters – bringing the past up to the present – with his own contemporary improvisational style.

Woody Mann: American Roots and Beyond

Woody Mann's American Roots and Beyond event features a film screening of his award-winning feature documentary Harlem Street Singer, the story of the blind American blues guitarist/singer Reverend Gary Davis, plus a live performance after the screening.

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