Rockin’ with The Big Man

I am thrilled to report that tonight and tomorrow night I will be performing with Clarence “The Big Man” Clemons from Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. I was Clarence’s guitarist and musical director for many years and really enjoy playing with The Temple of Soul West, his band here on the west coast. We have… Click to continue »

Hangin’ with Virtuwul and Ozzie in the studio…

Virtuwul and I are in the studio  here in sunny San Francisco working on “Killer Keyboards Made Simple” with my musical partner and  keyboard master Ozzie Ahlers. Oz is a seasoned session player having recoded and toured with the likes of Van Morrison, Jerry Garcia and guitar hero Craig Chaquico from Jefferson Starship. Ozzie is… Click to continue »

Going to play with Santana again!

I am looking forward to playing with Carlos Santana and Narada Michael Walden as well as some other great Bay Area musicians on december 17th in my home town of Mill Valley. The show is a yearly event that benefits kids and music, my 2 favorite causes! That reminds me of a memorable gig a… Click to continue »

Soul of Acoustic Guitar, Now Available!!!

Ok folks, it has now arrived. Here’s the link GO! Click Here to Order Soul of Acoustic Guitar admin
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Exploring the key of B minor

Hey guitarists! Here’s another sample clip from “Soul of Acoustic Guitar”. This is from the third DVD… Jimmy starts off teaching some an amazing song that he wrote called “Sea of Blues”, although this is strictly speaking, not a blues progression. It’s a soulful, minor key ballad, and there is much here in terms of… Click to continue »

Virtuwul Teaches Acoustic Mastery

Hey folks, Claude Johnson here… Very proud to introduce Virtuwul’s new DVD course: Acoustic Mastery. It’s chock-full of cool lessons. For instance… Can you take a simple G chord, D chord and C chord and make it sound like a million bucks? Sure you can — using a few powerful guitar techniques such as transitions,… Click to continue »