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Artist Spotlight: Matt Check, Cosmic Karma
Artist Spotlight: Matt Check, Cosmic Karma

Matt Check, guitarist for Cosmic Karma, began his musical journey playing in his Father's band at twelve years old. Learning at an early age to be part of a band and to let music breathe and flow, improvisation continues to be a powerful presence in Matt's guitar playing. Some of his influences as a guitarist are Jerry Garcia, Bela Fleck, Larry Coryell, Allan Holdsworth, and the list goes on.

Artist Spotlight: Dusty Alander, Catfish John
Artist Spotlight: Dusty Alander, Catfish John

Born out of the love and inspiration of their favorite Band, Catfish John is a collective of serious players looking to express their affection and respect for the music of The Grateful Dead. They are artists giving a unique take on the music of The Grateful Dead. Catfish John performs raucous, intuitive, wide-open jams, with stunning guitar and tight vocal harmonies that compliment and complete their big full sound.

Artist Spotlight: Joshua Nodarse, Left on Wilson
Artist Spotlight: Joshua Nodarse, Left on Wilson

Left On Wilson has been bringing tasty grooves to engage your ear holes and move your feet since 2016. Their well crafted original material spans time and space while carefully chosen covers freckle the soundscape.

Artist Spotlight: Patrick Higgins
Artist Spotlight: Patrick Higgins

A friend suggested he listen to “the Grateful Dead’s rhythm guitarist Bob Weir, he’s different, I think you’ll like what he does.” Yup. Loved his work ever since. Saw the Grateful Dead for the first time a year later along with David Perkins (whom he still performs with in Gettin' Weir'd and Last Fair Deal ) along with a considerable chunk of their senior year classmates.

Artist Spotlight: Josh Maxey
Artist Spotlight: Josh Maxey

Josh Maxey is a musician and guitar teacher based in New York City. Josh’s music has been played all around the world on jazz radio and has received dozens of critical reviews. He counts his main influences as John Coltrane, Rodney Jones, Trey Anastasio and The Grateful Dead.

Artist Spotlight: Walt Berger
Artist Spotlight: Walt Berger

Walt Berger has performed onstage and toured with Tom Constanten (Grateful Dead), Vince Welnick (Grateful Dead), Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Kenny Brooks (Ratdog), Mark Karan (Ratdog), Scott Guberman (Phil Lesh n Friends), Mark Mercier (Max Creek) and many others.

Artist Spotlight: Harold "Hal" Henkel
Artist Spotlight: Harold "Hal" Henkel

Harold "Hal" Henkel is a Los Angeles based Composer, Producer and guitar Fanatic who has performed, recorded and opened shows for many of the biggest names in contemporary music, including Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, The Neville Brothers, Carlos Santana and many others.

Artist Spotlight: Craig Marshall
Artist Spotlight: Craig Marshall

Guitarist Craig Marshall is the last remaining original founding member of Cubensis, having started the band in 1987 after becoming dissatisfied with the Dead’s all-too-infrequent appearances in Southern California. Self-taught, he learned to play guitar by slowing down Grateful Dead records to half speed and studying Jerry Garcia’s unique style.

Artist Spotlight: The Stich Method
Artist Spotlight: The Stich Method

A BIG fan of improvisation, Ian from The Stich Method provides some of the best, and most understandable guitar lessons for improvising and conquering the guitar. On The Stich Method YouTube channel, you can find videos for beginners, intermediate and advanced guitar players.

Artist Spotlight: Petti Guitar Backing Tracks
Artist Spotlight: Petti Guitar Backing Tracks

Petti Backing Tracks for Guitar and other instruments allow you to practice your guitar playing over backing tracks in many styles and genres over different scales.  Backing tracks provide chord progressions and scales to follow along as well.