of Gregg Miner
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UPCOMING: The 16th Harp Guitar Gathering is back in Connecticut in mid-October!
October 13-15, 2017: I'll be hosting the 15th Harp Guitar Gathering in Carlsbad, California! I'll also be on site for some of the Museum of Making Music's events during our 7 month public harp guitar exhibit!
October 1st, 2016: Special Harp Guitar Concert at the first Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration!
October 14-16, 2016: The 14th Harp Guitar Gathering in Connecticut!
September 17th, 2016 3PM: Solo show at the Woodland Hills Public Library. Free!
2015: Most Sundays: Performing at noon at Jeanette's Edelweiss in Thousand Oaks.
May, 2015: Speaking and performing at The Harp Guitar Europe International Festival in France! Then the AMIS convention in Boston first week of June (members only)
October, 2015: The 13th Harp Guitar Gathering in North Carolina
October, 2014: The 12th Harp Guitar Gathering in Idaho
October, 2013: The 11th Harp Guitar Gathering in Connecticut
August, 2013: Played a fun gig with Ken Bonfield and friends.
September, 2012: I appeared and/or was referenced in a couple of issues of Acoustic Magazine, the U.K. guitar monthly, covering an intereview I did in January with writer Paul Brett, and later, some inspiration for his new harp guitar model.
May, 2012: At the AMIS meeting in New York I gave a short lecture entitled: "Harp Guitar: What's in a Name?"
April, 2012: I was honored to speak in Genoa at a special anniversary public concert/lecture Memories of Pasquale Taraffo
Harp Guitar Gathering 9, Milford, CT 2011
Harp Guitar Gathering 8, Indianapolis, Indiana: Nov 12,13,14, 2010
Summer, 2010: A 9-page illustrated article with Kathy Wingert interviewing me on my collection appears in American Lutherie #102
April-June, 2010: A great article on harp guitars (featuring "the pope"!) appears in the Spring, 2010 Fretboard Journal. I also got a mention in the city paper of Genoa, Italy during our trip, which included a harp guitar presentation. Later, I got a full profile in the CANTIERE MUSICAL, the publication of the Paganini Conservatory in Genoa.
Also a brand new video with a glimpse of the Miner Museum here!
1/1/2010: A review of my 4 recent Harp Guitar Music releases, with an in-depth interview here.
Halloween weekend, 2009: Harp Guitar Gathering 7, Williamsburg, Virginia
October 10-12, 2008: Harp Guitar Gathering 6, Portland Oregon
October 26-28, 2007: Harp Guitar Gathering 5, Williamsburg, Virginia
August 26, 2007: Managed to score a nice interview on NPR.
August 18-19, 2007: Healdsburg Guitar Festival, Santa Rosa California
I played at the Russian River Brewery Pub to open for Rick Ruskin, Keith Knight and Don Alder. The next day I did a 20 minute harp guitar demo at the festival. Both featured a Duane Noble harp guitar.
End of January through July, 2007: The Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, CA: Harp Guitar: Passion • Imagination • Artistry
A spectacular 6 month exhibit, featuring most of my harp guitar collection, plus other loaned instruments. I will be on hand to host the first concert on February 3rd.
Sept 30-Oct 1: Harp Guitar Gathering IV in Florida!
Plus several other harp guitar activities during the Year of the Harp Guitar!
June, 2006: My presentation and performance at the Guild of American Luthiers Convention in Tacoma June 21-26 was a blast and a great success
The Fretboard Journal
Issue # 3 includes my many-years-in-the-making article on Howe-Orme
mandolins with my partner Bob DeVellis. I have available special
reprints that accompanied the Howe-Orme exhibit at the
Museum of Making Music
|Labor Day weekend, 2005: The International Harp Guitar Gathering III in Portland and Salem, Oregon was a tremendous event! Read all about it here.|
|June.2005: A nice radio plug on NPR over the weekend, courtesy of Tim Brookes, author of the great new book below. I'm about 5 minutes in. Tim Brookes, Telling the Story of the Guitar|
|May 1, 2004: April seems to have been my lucky
month for being featured in print - nothing I authored, but references
by others. I'm honored and appreciate the inclusion in:
Guitar: An American Life by Tim Brookes. The author,
whose passion I admire greatly, uses the Miner Museum as a jumping-off
point for his 2nd chapter.
Nov 13 & 14, 2004:
The Dog Whisperer "World" version (30 sec Download)
The Dog Whisperer "Heavy Metal" version (20 sec Download)
|Lap steel, ocarina melody, fretless bass, Autoharp, acoustic rhythm guitars, drum machine and live percussion.||Same, edited - with my friend Doug Latislaw playing the lead guitar. More drum machine and electric rhythm guitar.|
Nov 1-2, 2003:
Sorry - no local appearances scheduled. I'm trying to concentrate on my next couple non-seasonal recording projects, while I also dedicate a lot of time for instrument research - especially the monumental Knutsen Archives project. Not to mention creating and maintaining the brand-new Harpguitars.net - perhaps the biggest musical site on the Internet! Then there's my wife, our dogs, the house, the museum room, my other hobbies, and of course, my Engineering day job! Thanks for your interest!
In 1999 I put together a new Holiday Show with a great trio. I bring a dozen instruments from the Museum (see photo), my indispensable associate, Dave Marchant, playing guitar, banjo, mandolin and uke, and upright bassist Tim Christianson. By necessity, we sometimes play slightly different (if not entirely new) arrangements of the tunes. I talk a bit about the instruments, hand out Gregg Miner Coloring Books to the kids, and generally have a good time with the group and the audience.
Past Live Appearances:
1995-98: Borders Books & Music (thoughout
|2004||Theme music for The Dog Whisperer, for MPH Entertainment and National Geographic (see top of page for downloads!)|
|Winter, 2002||The WB network licensed my recording of Jingle Bells for their Dec. 5th episode of "Do Over."|
|1996||CNN "Showbiz Today": 4 minute spot ran twice a day for a week - seen in the States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe (They came to my house - I had a horrible cold but you can't really tell. If everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame, these guys way overdid mine!).|
|A & E: "Breakfast With the Arts" (1 minute of clips from my promotional video).|
|August 26, 2007||Managed to score a great harp guitar interview on NPR.|
|June 1, 2005||A nice radio plug on NPR over the weekend, courtesy of Tim Brookes, author of the great new book below. I'm about 5 minutes in. Tim Brookes, Telling the Story of the Guitar|
|Additional airplay: public and commercial radio - mostly Folk and American programs (CD promotions at WBAI [N.Y.] & WHFR [M.I.])|
|1996||Live telephone interviews: "Voice of America" (Europe) and New York (There was something very surreal about speaking into the phone in my office in my bathrobe, and being heard throughout Europe).|
|Recommended on NPR (Also used for incidental music).|
|Rotation on numerous public radio stations throughout the States.|
|1995||Airplay on KUSC, KCRW, KPCC (Doug Johnson was wonderfully effusive on his great, later-cancelled "D-Tuning" show), & KPFK (My good friend and Weissenborn guitar historian, Ben Elder, gave me a lot of coverage).|
|1 hour live interview with Bonnie Grice, KUSC (My first and favorite public broadcast. Bonnie was already my favorite DJ and she proved to be even better in person. We had a blast! She was later unceremoniously fired due to pressure from a coalition of classical music snobs. A huge mistake).|
|1 hour live interview with John Schneider, KPFK (John is a fellow instrument scholar and eclectic classical guitarist.)|
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