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Michael DeLalla
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  • Longmont, CO
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Congratulations to El McMeen!

I just wanted to give a quick shout out to El, winner of best instrumental for the International Acoustic Music Awards. Great job, El!MichaelContinue

Started Feb 7, 2010


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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Music teacher
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Kohno 15 Classical, 1968
Ken Hill Classical, 2005
Lowden S23, 1994
Martin O-15, 1951
Guild F-412, 1972
What is your website address?
What type of music do you like to play?
Original compositions for fingerstyle guitar, drawing from a world of influences and traditions.My goal as a composer and performer is for the music to transcend the instrument, to not be confined to "guitarisms".
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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Would you like to host a house concert?

To all my friends and fans in the east and midwest: I'm currently booking a July tour around a guitar workshop I'll be teaching. I would love to fill out the calendar more with a house concert or three. I'll be in VA/MD/DC/WV for two weeks starting July 4th weekend. So I could land a date the week before or on the way back to CO,perhaps in Indiana, Missouri, or Kansas. I have a comprehensive "How To Host a House Concert" guide that helps the first-time concert host through the details. Let me… Continue

Posted on March 25, 2010 at 4:51pm

Nail Care

I conduct several workshops throughout the year, ranging from an afternoon to two-weeks long, covering a variety of guitar-related topics, from right-hand technique to improvisation to the Creative Process. Without fail, a favorite topic in these workshops is my nail care routine.

This is partly because of a quirky little factoid for which I am known, for better or worse: I haven't broken a playing nail since 1982. That's not a typo--Nineteen Eighty…


Posted on February 19, 2010 at 9:23am — 1 Comment

Live Music: What is it Worth to You?

Greetings, Friends and Fans.

After finishing up 2009 with a wonderful tour in Florida I’m home for the next few months, and thought I’d take the opportunity to do a little research regarding live music and its place in our busy lives.

We’re all so busy. We all spend more and more time on “social networks”—definitely networking, but how social is it? Likewise, we access music in so many more ways than live and up-close—we download, we trade files; once in a while we even… Continue

Posted on January 25, 2010 at 3:41pm — 2 Comments

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At 7:05am on April 2, 2010, Vince Serrioz said…
Let me know if you make it to the Wichita area. Will drop by the gig.
All the best.
At 7:35am on March 29, 2010, Brandon Dyke said…
Nice to meet you Michael ! yes indeed we do share common interest in music. I really liked your music man! Very nice playing keep in touch
At 9:36pm on February 2, 2010, Mike Lowell said…

Nice to see another Front Ranger. I will have to check you out sometime.
At 7:59pm on February 2, 2010, Larry Edgar said…
Thanks for the invite. I very much enjoyed Infinte Loops! VERY VERY cool. Do you ever get down to Denver to play? Looking forward to listening to more of your stuff!
At 3:54pm on February 2, 2010, Craig Bachmann said…
Thanks for the invite - are you pulling together Front Range folks?
At 3:39pm on February 2, 2010, Joe Scott said…
Well thank you. We live here in Berthoud. I'll check out your stuff soon. We are in the middle of our winter/spring touring right now so life is full & good.
Take good care,
At 11:07am on February 2, 2010, Joe Scott said…
Howdy neighbor!
Thanks for the invite!
At 3:38pm on January 27, 2010, Michael DeLalla said…
And thank you Eric, for the kind words! I see you're a builder--perhaps I'll get the chance sometime to try out one of your guitars. By the way, I'm doing a solo show in Boulder this Sunday--a little bit of a hike from Erie, but if you're inclined it would be great to meet. Warm regards, Michael
At 9:53am on January 27, 2010, Eric Neyer said…
Michael, I really enjoyed "Le Marchais..." and your playing. I'll listen to more later. Thanks for the invite! Eric
At 9:24am on January 26, 2010, Stephanie Jackson said…
I figured that out right about the same time you were sending the answer! Thanks so much for your help. :-)

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