When I was about eighteen years old I had a brief period in which wanted to learn to play the guitar. No electric guitar but an acoustic guitar. I was given this guitar for my birthday and a friend wanted to teach me the basics. I also had a selfstudy book written by Ted Oberg from the Dutch band Livin' Blues. However I didn't learn it and maybe because I couldn't get my guitar tuned properly. I quitted too soon, something I still regret. I wanted to play guitar like Leo Kottke, Philip Catherine and Jan Akkerman. I haven't listened to that kind of music since, but when I heard Nick Schillace, I remembered why I liked that music.
Nick Schillace is a musician, teacher and musicologist from Detroit, Michigan. After a study journalism he choose the live of a musician and with this he followed in his parents footsteps. After two CDr-EPs of which he released a limited number of copies in 2002, he released his debut album "Box Canyon" in 2005. Nick Schillace's second album "Landscape and People" will be released in two weeks on Burly Time Records. Maybe not the kind of music every rock fan likes to listen to, but it is music for the real guitar fan.