I am a self-taught fingerstyle acoustic guitar player with a very unorthodox playing style. I write all of my own material in what I would describe as a semi-classical style, although my music is undoubtedly also influenced by my love of progressive rock!
I have started performing fairly regularly at venues local to my home in Otley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom. I finished my first album "Warts 'n' All" in December 2009 - you can read more details of this below.
I have also just launched a Youtube channel under the name "paulchevin". You will find a link to this further down the page. However, to overcome some of the problems with sound quality at Youtube, I also intend to host the same videos on this site as well. You will find a link to my videos page to the left of this page
In the months ahead I intend to develop a new section of the site to review some of the many acoustic guitars I have played and owned in recent years. These reviews will also hopefully include audio clips in many cases and some video footage. I also hope to provide some soundclips of transducer-type pickups I have evaluated for live performance.
I hope you enjoy the site! Please keep checking back regularly to read updates.
NEW ALBUM! "WARTS 'N' ALL" - AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2009
This album of solo fingerstyle acoustic guitar pieces consists of 15 tracks with a total running time of just over 50 minutes. I've posted links to a couple of the tracks below. The first was recorded using a Walden G3030CE and the second with a Walden G2070. Both are wonderful guitars (in my opinion much underrated), made from all-solid tonewoods. The G3030 is cedar/rosewood and the G2070 is cedar/mahogany.
WARTS 'N' ALL
You can listen to the entire album in streaming mp3 format HERE.
You can read more about Walden acoustic guitars at the company's website HERE.
MICHAEL MUCKLOW If you enjoy fingerstyle acoustic guitar, you really should listen to the wonderful and relaxing music of Michael Mucklow. Michael is based in New Mexico, USA. It was Michael's music which first drew my attention to Walden guitars and he ultimately gave me a great deal of help in putting together my own album. We have become firm friends!