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Fishman Rare earth single coil pickup in Martin HD28VR
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil Manuel Nov 3, 2013.

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Gil posted a video

Paul Westerberg cover ** First Glimmer

Solo acoustic cover of "First Glimmer" from Paul Westerberg's first solo release "14 Songs" CD.
Nov 9
Kirk Mathew Gatzka commented on Gil's video

Love Thats Here To Stay

"Nice one, Gil! When the muse hits, you have to write it . . . !  Glad others suggested you put it to music. very mellow and touching. I have been married to my best friend for 40 years this year, we have memories that can't be beat. I had…"
Oct 17
Gil posted a video
Oct 17
Colin Stephen Weeks commented on Gil's video

Old Man - Neil Young cover (with Jane Hall)

"Good playing and singing by you both. Nice video work as well."
Aug 11
Colin Stephen Weeks commented on Gil's video

Can't Take My Eyes Off You

"Nice version. The song works well on acoustic- I must attempt it!"
Aug 10
Gil posted a video

U2 - The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) - Cover by James at Talent Show!

This exemplifies Innocence and Experience! Our son James is in 4th grade and went to his first concert recently. He saw U2 Innocence + Experience show. James...
Jun 5
Gil posted a video

Family Snapshot - Peter Gabriel cover

I always thought this song was about the JFK assassination but it's actually about the attempt on Governor George Wallace's life and Peter Gabriel read the b...
May 14
Terry Angelli commented on Gil's video

Can't Take My Eyes Off You

"Nice job! Love the accompanying clips."
May 2




Acoustic Fusion CD "Touching Souls" & Gil's Solo CD "Where Is Your Soul?"

Acoustic Fusion is a musical partnership between BMI songwriter and award winning lyricist Howard C. Holbert and Gil Garcia. In this partnership Howard does the writing of the lyrics for a song idea then Gil composes the music for the lyrics sometimes adding or refining them along the way. Gil then performs each song solo acoustic. The exception here is Bailout Blues which is words & music by Gil
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Gil's Blog

New Release: 4 song EP of Cover Songs (fully licensed)

Well this is a first for me. I have never before offered any of my cover songs audio for streaming or download (outside of YouTube where they are covered by YouTube agreement with publishers).

But I went and jumped through the hoops nd had to buy two licenses, one for streaming and one to enable downloads. The original artists have been pre-paid. So it will be interesting to see if there is any interest in releases like this. Kept it down to 4 selected songs because it's…


Posted on July 16, 2013 at 6:30pm

Introducing Lucy Kitt (a female Neil Young w/ Joni Mitchell thrown in)

I was recently introduced to the music of Lucy Kitt by my friend, and Radio Caroline Disc Jockey, Peter Antony.

Peter sent me a message telling me I had to hear this artist and that he was considering playing her songs on his show even though she had no real official release beyond some EPs. Well I listened and yes she is that good. Very real and you certainly can hear the Neil Young influence and feel a Joni Mitchell vibe too.

Lucy Kitt hails from the South East of England and…


Posted on July 9, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Why I Strongly Recommend BandCamp for Independent Artists

I have become involved in recruiting Independent Artists with Original Material for a radio blog called "Open The Door Spotlight".  Produced by Virgina Dupew this show "Spotlights" the artists own original songs for one week and gets them out to new listeners.  We are requiring…


Posted on April 4, 2013 at 11:30am

Something Happening Here: New "Open The Door Spotlight" (updated weekly!)

A wonderful Grass Roots effort has started to promote and feature lesser known singer/songwriters who fly under the radar and don't get heard much.

Many of these artists make music for the Love of it and others are struggling to gain exposure to have a career in music.…


Posted on April 3, 2013 at 4:00pm

"Open The Door" Spotlight artist of the week (ongoing)

Updated: 3-31-13

Have a listen to Cinder Jean. She is super talented and thought some of you might want to hear her great acoustic music. She is this week's featured artist on "Open The Door Spotlight"!spot-light-/c21nl

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 4:30pm

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
20-30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
1997 Martin HD28-VR
1977 Guild D35-SB
What is your website address?
What type of music do you like to play?
Acoustic Rock
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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At 4:52pm on April 4, 2013, Bill Wagner said…


I like your effort to help other musicians!  Here is some of my music.  Comments welcome ...

At 6:33pm on October 19, 2012, mark bower said…

Great  album btw,,i like drill baby drill,get a a crazy horse band and do this song

At 5:44pm on October 19, 2012, mark bower said…

Nice channel and your take on Pardon My Heart,love the martin sound ,what is that hd 28?

At 6:29pm on September 3, 2011, Kevin Moran said…
Very nice song, Gil!
At 7:51pm on August 27, 2011, Edward Sparks said…
Just found this and thought you might enjoy it! Edward

Neil Young on Songwriting!
At 2:22pm on August 6, 2011, PaDuff said…
Hey Gil,  after the song I checked out your site and you are into some cool stuff. I'm going to check out some more!  paduff
At 12:21pm on May 1, 2011, Michael D Krampitz said…
Hi Gil Fallin Fallin sounded's the HD28-VR my MartinD41 had the same sound.people go out and spend thousands of dollars on D40,D41,D42.D45,sure they are beautiful and sound fantastic.But you could save a couple of thousand and get a HD28-VR and your going to get pretty much the exact same sound.My next guitar will either be a HD28-VR or a HD35,or I'll go back to my old D41,or even a J40 anice jumbo with all the extras of a jumbo on top.Take care of yourself how old is your son? 
At 5:56pm on April 20, 2011, James P. Royle said…
Good job on a River runs through sorrow Gil. Thanks very much for your effort, Jim
At 5:07pm on April 14, 2011, Patrick Michael Alaggio said…

Great job on the new version of "Drill. Baby Drill!" Gil. I like the way you found your angry voice and left Neil in the dust. Whoever created that vid did a great job too and I am going to share it with a very politically astute group here at AGC by the name of "Lyrics Analysis". Please join us and add a true patriotic voice that needs to be heard! My hat is off to you Sir!


Your friend,


Pat Alaggio

At 4:30pm on March 10, 2011, Kirk Mathew Gatzka said…



Thank you for taking the time to listen and comment! Glad you enjoyed "Close to Perfect." I really enjoy your videos and we have Neil Young in common as an influence! That's cool. I like "Falling in Love," it's a very good tune.


Keep writing and performing!




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