The mentors who have participated in the program
The following players and artists have contributed to my program. As well as Joe Robinson you get over 20 hours of unique, never before seen, material from the absolute best people on the planet!
Tommy Emmanuel has been a trail-blazing musical virtuoso since the age of four and has become known as one of the pioneering guitar players of the modern age.
Eric Johnson is a Grammy Award-winning, platinum-selling Texas guitar virtuoso. Guitar Player magazine has called him "one of the most respected guitarists on the planet."
John Jorgenson is a Grammy Award winning virtuosic multi instrumentalist and composer who has performed with many music icons.
Fred W. Gretsch
Fred W. Gretsch is President of the Gretsch Company and a towering figure in the musical instrument business.
Andy Allen (Maton)
Andy Allen is the head of the Maton Guitar’s Custom Shop. He is a master luthier, having built the personal instruments of Tommy Emmanuel, Eric Johnson, Joe Robinson, Neil Finn, John Butler, Keith Urban, and many more.
Rodney Crowell has been called the godfather of Americana Music. He is an iconic, Grammy award-winning songwriter who has penned material for an incredible array of artists.
Brent Maher is a six time Grammy winning songwriter, producer and recording engineer. He is had over 20 number one singles and an array of multi-platinum selling albums.
Keb' Mo' is a four-time Grammy Award-winning blues artist and singer/songwriter from Compton, California.
Steve Vai is a Grammy award winning virtuoso guitarist, composer, producer, and band leader.
Gary Nicholson is a Grammy award winning songwriting extrodinaire, producer and performer. He has over 500 songs recorded by a variety of music icons.
Ray Kennedy is a five time Grammy-award winning Producer, Engineer and Singer-Songwriter. He has produced, engineered, mixed and mastered countless records.
Daniel Levitin is a neuroscientist, cognitive psychologist, professor, writer, musician, songwriter, record producer and recording engineer. He has written four consecutive #1 best-selling books.
Don Peake is a session guitarist, record producer and arranger who has contributed to some of popular music's biggest songs as a member of the famed LA recording ensemble, The Wrecking Crew. His guitar work can be heard on recordings by Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, the Commodores, Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, The Temptations and many more.
A five-time Grammy nominee, Robben Ford has played with artists as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, George Harrison, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, John Mayall, Mavis Staples, Michael McDonald, The Yellowjackets and Dizzie Gillespie.
Bob Burwell is a music industry luminary from Buffalo, NY. He currently manages Kenny Rogers, Steve Vai, Joe Robinson, John Jorgenson, Lee Roy Parnell and Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley.
Joe Glaser is the premier guitar tech in Nashville and one of the most respected luthiers in the business. He has worked as a consultant and product developer to many of the largest guitar manufacturers in the world.
Charlie Morgan has been a first-call drummer for many of music's biggest names for over four decades. He has worked with an array of artists as diverse as Elton John, Tina Turner, Pete Townsend, Kate Bush, Gary Moore, Wham!, Barry Manilow, Orleans, Don Henley, Chaka Khan, Bruce Hornsby and Lionel Richie.
Mark Fain is a seven-time Grammy Award-winning bass player and producer having worked with artists such as Ry Cooder, Alison Krauss, The Dixie Chicks, Alan Jackson, Ricky Skaggs, Bruce Hornsby, Dolly Parton, John Jorgenson and many others.