tonight’s a night where i’m hoping to find people… dunno why. and the only person i wanted to find was my guitar teacher from college, John Rankin. he is such an amazing guitarist, musician, artist, and guide. we had our half-sets of acrylic nails done at the same place to get that richness of sound out of the nylon strings. he encouraged me to try new things and showed me i was more versatile than my immediate interests.
90% of my attempts to write music were due to him…
and i lost all confidence in my abilities after i stopped studying with him.
he’s so versatile – from new orleans standards to classical to folk to jazz, this 6’5″ teddy bear of a man (who plays lefty) can do no musical wrong in my eyes.
i miss studying with him.
you can watch him play here (opens to a .mov file)