A Tribute To Lenny Breau A Gypsy's Bed

By: washbrookmusic  24-08-2015
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In the year 2000, Washbrook recorded a CD tribute to the legendary guitarist Lenny Breau called "A Gypsy's Bed". After the main cats down in Nashville heard his guitar playing they invited him to play and teach in Nashville at the Chet Atkins Festival in both 2004 and 2005. This was an awesome experience for Rick as he got to meet and play with some of the most outstanding guitarists in the world. In 2001, his tribute to Lenny Breau CD received a quote from Jude Gold Editor of "Guitar Player" USA magazine. This is like winning the Olympics for a guitar player as they receive thousands of CDs per year from around the world, and can only publish reviews for a very few. “When I listen to Rick Washbrook play it makes me feel very close to my brother and it makes me realize that Lenny will always live on. Thank you Rick for keeping Lenny’s music so vital and alive.” -Denny Breau “It’s heartwarming to hear Washbrook holding the flame in regards to the great guitarist Lenny Breau. Washbrook obviously finds inspiration from Lenny while developing his own inner voice and vision. You can hear his passion, heart and sould on his CD ‘A Gypsy’s Bed’.” -Bob Erlendson “I enjoy seeing Washbrook’s enthusiasm as he shares his love of playing the guitar. When he swings with that walking bass, comping chords and melody simutaneiously, it is so musical while sounding effortless.” -Ed Bickert “Rick Washbrook is one of the best guitarists. He is humble and never has shown an ego about his talent or acted like he is the ‘amazing guitarist’. I truly admire that about him. Musician’s fortunate to have their instruments at hand and be around Rick Washbrook are thrilled to jam with him, and sharing his laughter. I have studied with Washbrook and seen him play live many times. I have all his CD’s. I recognize through Washbrook that we can break on through to the other side. He transcends when he performs. Rick Washbrook plays the music, not so much playing the guitar.” Fraser MacDonald: Music critic “The tribute to Lenny Breau is a heart-felt tribute CD to the great Lenny Breau.Washbrook plays the music with great love and respect.” - Don Thompson - “The spirit of Lenny Breau lives in Rick Washbrook’s guitar playing” Dave Young “Let me tell you about Rick Washbrook. I was fortunate to play with Rick a number of times. Some of those were among my best musical experiences. Rick brings fire and passion, nuance, and subtlety, never repeating himself, and allowing the music to be free. His tribute to Lenny Breau is a landmark. He is equally at home playing blues or flamenco. He can do things you won’t hear anywhere else” - Dennis Pendrith “Washbrook can capture the essence and mood of Lenny Breua’s musical spirit without resorting to emulation or imitation. His ability to sustain that fragile mood throughout his playing is captivating” - Terry Clarke “Rick Washbrooks music is always welcome. His solo new Flamenco & Latin CD “Roncesvalles Tango” is in the top percentile of all CD Canadian CBC Submissions in his genre in 2007.” - CBC Radio Mark Rheaume “If the sign of an artist is the melding of chops / technical proficiency and soul, Washbrook’s guitar playing is indeed the work of a maestro…..His music within speaks of his love of the instrument. Rick Washbrook is an articulate musician with a deeply joyful, soulful, and spiritual approach.” - Mark E. Gallo, Editor Jazzreview.com USA “Washbrooks understanding of Lenny Beau’s technique is astounding, and he has really great ideas.” - Randy Bachman “Rick Washbrook has what it takes to go to the top.” - Moe Koffman

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