I Just Wanna Play Guitar

by Guthrie Lord

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Playing both the bass and the guitar parts at the same time, Guthrie transcends the limitations of a regular six string, and blurs the lines between jazz, blues, rock, and hip-hop in the process.

This EP was recorded in the summer of 2008, featuring Dean Sharp on drums and Guthrie Lord on guitar with two bass strings (aka “The Guitu3”).

The “Guitu3” was inspired by 8-string guitarist Charlie Hunter as well as finger-style masters Lenny Breau and Leo Kottke. After hearing his heroes redefine the role of the guitar and bass, Guthrie set out to learn their tricks and emulate their sounds by replacing the lowest two strings of his Gibson Blueshawk with bass strings tuned one octave down.

Guthrie also plays organ and electric piano on tracks 4 and 6.

These sessions represent a time when Guthrie was beginning to find his voice as a songwriter, honing his skill as a performer, exploring "out"jazz arrangements of old classics, and singing some of his first original songs. Dean helped bring them to life with his extensive recording experience, his rock-solid drumming, and his enduring words of wisdom: “Hey man, if it grooves, let it groove!”

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released July 16, 2010

Guthrie Lord - Guitu3 (Guitar with 2 Bass Strings)
Dean Sharp - Drums and Percussion
David CasT - Producer
Ken McGloin - Engineer

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Guthrie Lord Kingston, New York

Always pushing limits on stage and in the studio, multi-instrumentalist Guthrie Lord's voice and unique approach to the guitar and bass have led him to perform with some of New York's most respected musicians.

In addition to bass and guitar, Guthrie wields a custom-modified axe, fitted with two bass strings and four guitar strings, playing bass lines, guitar chords and melodies simultaneously.
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