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Frank Vignola: Guitar Music From the Heart

Guitarist talks about fellow string players in a Before & After listening session

Frank Vignola

In addition to his beautifully honed technique, guitar virtuoso Frank Vignola is well known for the extraordinary company he keeps, in the studio and onstage. His associations include a five-year stint playing alongside the legendary Les Paul, widely acclaimed recordings and tours with Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing Trio, and recent collaborations with Australian guitar wizard Tommy Emmanuel. The New York native is also the author of numerous guitar method books available from Mel Bay Publications, and hosts a series of instructional DVDs from On a brief Mid-Atlantic tour with guitarist Gene Bertoncini a few months back, Vignola took some time out in Annapolis, Md., for a quiz that jogged more than a few memories. His latest solo release is 100 Years of Django (Azica).

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