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Charlie Christian Centennial

Charlie Christian, born on this day (July 29th) in 1916. Listen to Kevin Whitehead’s tribute on NPR’s Fresh Air. The excellent Charlie Christian site Solo Flight returned just in time for the centennial, after a seven year hiatus. And if you’d like a tutorial on Christian’s style, check out Garry Hansen’s Charlie Christian – Legend of the Jazz Guitar, courtesy… Read more →

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Pedalboard as of 4/30/2016

Dunlop 535Q Saturnworks A/B/Bypass Looper A Channel T-Rex Mudhoney Dirt Eater Bypass Loop Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Electric Mistress Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man B Channel Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive Maxon PT-999 Suhr Riot Electro-Harmonix Ring Thing with Roland EV-5 Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Boy with Roland EV-5 TC Electronic Polytune Electro-Harmonix Stereo Memory Man with Hazarai Maxon AD900 Ernie Ball EB6166 Read more →

Photos from Graphite at LVB, 3/25/2016

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Setlist for Graphite Addiction CD Release at LVB, 3/22/2016

Set One

  1. Improvisation
  2. Ballad for My Grandmother
  3. Change
  4. Brofoya
  5. Haley’s Comet (Nic’s Comet)
  6. Somewhere East of Omaha
  7. Jamangatu
  8. 30 & Counting
  9. Watching Water
  10. Space is Limited

Set Two

  1. Improvisation
  2. Message for Becky
  3. In a Whirled World
  4. F.O.U.
  5. Ricky Loves LuLu
  6. Lift It On Up
  7. Dachshund Dementia
  8. Just One
  9. Song for the Children

a second chance, years later…

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Stream: Spotify | YouTube | Rhapsody


Improvised in a single take, Graphite Addiction’s second album is a groove-heavy fusion of world rhythms, jazz harmonies, and melodic hooks.

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Thumbtack – Best of 2016

My guitar lesson studios in Fort Collins and Longmont won a Thumbtack “Best of 2016” award. I will, of course, start referring to myself in the third person as “award-winning educator Vic Dillahay”. But seriously, thank you to all the students past and present who’ve studied with me. Being a part of your musical growth makes teaching the best job… Read more →

Graphite Addiction Photo by Karan Bishop

Coming March 22nd:

Graphite Addiction’s latest album a second chance, years later… Improvised in a single take, it’s a groove-heavy fusion of world rhythms, jazz harmonies, and melodic hooks.   Now available for preorder at iTunes.   Listen to the first half of Haley’s Comet via ReverbNation: Read more →

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3-ish Minutes of the Sounds of Hall D at NAMM.

Every year, the National Association of Music Merchants holds its trade show at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. It features an entire hall dedicated to drum and percussion gear, all being played at once. The experience is something like being inside an arrhythmic jackhammer, if each component of said jackhammer hopes to score a record deal by impressing… Read more →

Video of Graphite Addiction at La Vita Bella, 9/18/2015

Watching Water

Song for the Children

30 and Counting

Video Courtesy of Noah Barkan