At Quasimodo in Berlin

02012-03-05 @ 10:03

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Photo by Dieter Düvelmeyer


02012-03-03 @ 00:03

Lawrence Russell listens to an advance copy of “Dune”. He likes track #9, called “Smoke”. Our new album “Dune” will be released on April 24th.

Check back on Tuesday, to hear another track.


02012-01-18 @ 13:01


I had been given a couple of the dates backwards. This here is the corrected schedule:

Apr 25 – Peterborough, Ontario – New Market Hall
Apr 26 – Port Hope, Ontario – The Capital Theater
Apr 27 – Hamilton, Ontario – Hamilton Studio
Apr 28 – London, Ontario – Aeolian Hall
Apr 29 – Toronto, Ontario – Hugh’s Room

Springtime in Canada

02012-01-06 @ 10:01

Our first return to Canada in many years is a low-key one. Small venues in five cities in Ontario. And since these are small venues, one would hope that we can pack them, so we can return more often and play more cities and so on.

Here are the dates:

Apr 25 – Peterborough, Ontario – New Market Hall
Apr 26 – Port Hope, Ontario – The Capital Theater
Apr 27 – London, Ontario – Aeolian Hall
Apr 28 – Hamilton, Ontario – Hamilton Studio
Apr 29 – Toronto, Ontario – Hugh’s Room

Happy Holidays 2011

02011-12-24 @ 10:12

Le Café – from the album Winter Rose:

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You can download the track here.

Westcoast – from the album Winter Rose:

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You can download the track here.

March in Germany

02011-12-22 @ 18:12

Liebert A1 2 copy

You can find all tour dates here.


02011-10-20 @ 08:10

Urban Flamenco, the third album by Stephen Duros, is now available in the LL. Sometime in late November the album will become available from all the usual digital vendors and streaming services, such as iTunes,, MOG, Spotify and so on.

Stephen will sell a small edition of 50 signed CDs from his website. These should become available by the middle of November. Check his website for more information.

Four Nights in November

02011-09-13 @ 12:09

I will perform solo at the Rrazz Room in San Francisco November 10th through 13th. More information here.


02011-08-19 @ 13:08

Photo by Joe Mozdzen, taken in California in July.

Saturday in San Francisco

02011-07-02 @ 11:07

We are in San Francisco this weekend, for six performances at Yoshi’s. This afternoon I will also do a solo performance at the Fillmore Jazz Festival – at 2PM on the Fillmore street at Sutter street stage.

I have been watching Houman Orei play the traditional Persian Tonbak drum with us, a gorgeous instrument carved from a solid piece of Walnut wood. It has a lovely sound, darker than the bright Darbuka, which is also called Dumbek. The playing technique of the Tonbak involves mostly finger slapping, compared to, say, the palm slapping of a conga or djembe. These finger techniques are exactly the same as rasgueados, the strumming technique used in flamenco guitar music. Since the Tonbak is a very old Persian instrument, it seems likely that Moorish musicians in Spain played those, or similar drums. It seems logical to me that guitarists observed these drum techniques and copied them to enhance their rhythmic playing, especially in view of accompanying dancers.

Santa Fe

02011-06-30 @ 10:06

Greetings from the back of the tourbus, on the way to Santa Barbara.

I am told that Santa Fe CDs have been spotted at some Target stores, but may not have reached all Target stores yet.

Barcelona Nights 2011 and 2003

02011-06-26 @ 21:06

The first track is the new Barcelona Nights, from this year’s album Santa Fe, and the second track is the older Barcelona Nights, from 2003 album The Santa Fe Sessions:

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Last Night at the San Miguel Chapel

02011-06-03 @ 08:06

Here are a couple of iPhone captures from last night’s solo concert at the San Miguel chapel in Santa Fe, a benefit for the restoration of the “oldest church in the USA”. A beam of light plays across the altar:

I took this image while an announcement/introduction was made, moments before I walked to the little stage that had been set up on the stairs.

Big Blue Room Mix

02011-05-25 @ 08:05

alva noto + ryuichi sakamoto “s” tour
Alva Noto’s blog about touring with Ryuichi Sakamoto. Looks to be a great experience. There are many YouTube examples. Here is the first one I looked at.

It reminded me of a project Andrew Gaskin did in 2007, when he remixed three tracks from One Guitar. You can find them in the ListeningLounge.

And as these things go, then I also received an email from Andrew yesterday…

Here is Andrew’s remix, called Out ot the Blue – Big Blue Room Mix

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And here is the original track Out of the Blue:

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02011-05-24 @ 12:05

Soundcheck at the Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction, Vermont, on May 8th. Photograph by Matt Callahan.

Last Night at the Dakota

02011-05-19 @ 09:05

Photos from the 9PM show, at the Dakota in Minneapolis, by Andreasen Photography.

New Release

02011-04-30 @ 17:04

This Summer we are releasing two versions of the album “Santa Fe”. This album is the completely re-worked music of The Santa Fe Sessions (which has been out-of-print for a couple of years), with a few unreleased versions (2 the Night, Santa Fe, Borrasca), with many new parts and newly mixed and mastered. I think it sounds great.

The tracklist is as follows:

01. Barcelona Nights
02. Isla del Sol
03. 2 the Night
04. Dancing Under the Moon
05. Heart Still/Beating
06. Reaching Out 2 U
07. Santa Fe
08. Borrasca
09. Turkish Night
10. La Rosa Negra
11. Havana Club
12. Snakecharmer
13. Morning Arrival in Goa

The music is identical on both albums. The first image shows the Lifescapes CD that will be available at Target, starting in June.

The second image shows the CD that will be available ONLY at our concerts. We will not sell this CD from our website or in download form. We will have these CDS with us on the Spring tour that starts this weekend.

Complete Spring Tour

02011-04-29 @ 10:04

We added a couple of dates to the Spring tour and here is the complete list:

May 01 – Buffalo NY – Tralf Music Hall
May 03 – Fall River MA – Narrows Center for the Arts
May 04 – Ogunquit ME – Jonathan’s
May 05 – Boston MA – Scullers
May 06 – Londonderry NH – Tupelo Music Hall
May 07 – New York NY – BB Kings
May 08 – White River Junction VT – Tupelo Music Hall
May 10 – Annapolis MD – Ramshead
May 11 – Alexandria VA – Birchmere
May 12 – Norfolk CT – Infinity Hall
May 13 – Ridgefield CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
May 14 – Bay Shore NY – Boulton Center
May 15 – Sellersville PA – Sellersville Theater
May 18 – Minneapolis MN – Dakota Jazz Club
May 19 – Minneapolis MN – Dakota Jazz Club
May 20 – Chicago IL – Old Town School of Folk Music

The musicians will be:
OL – Flamenco Guitar
Jon Gagan – Fretless Bass Guitar + Keyboard
Michael Chavez – Percussion
Houman Orei – Percussion

Jon on stage at the Teatro Sociale in Trento, Italy, during soundcheck, on April 6th.


02011-04-04 @ 03:04

A few iPhone photos from the Europe tour. We are currently in Athens, Greece, where we will perform tonight. Tomorrow we will fly to Italy for three concerts.


02011-03-18 @ 10:03

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