Garaj Mahal guitarist Fareed Haque says music teachers just show you how to teach yourself

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MAY 22, 2003 By Steve Newton Fareed Haque is one of those guitarists who’s always on the lookout for new ways to challenge himself. As a child, extensive travels and lengthy stays in Spain, France, Iran, Pakistan, and Chile exposed him to many different styles of music. By the … Continue reading Garaj Mahal guitarist Fareed Haque says music teachers just show you how to teach yourself

Jack Semple’s Guitar Warz win delivered confidence and a hook

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 29, 1993 By Steve Newton One day about a year ago, I bumped into a guitar-playing acquaintance who was visiting the Georgia Straight office to put a free musician’s ad in the paper. He started raving about this “wicked” guitarist he’d seen the night before at Jake O’Grady’s, … Continue reading Jack Semple’s Guitar Warz win delivered confidence and a hook