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Rod Sinclair,  Blues weekends
 

     Rod Sinclair is our blues guitar tutor, he has worked as a guitar player for 40yrs and for the last 16yrs has taught on the BMus (Hons) programme in jazz, popular and commercial music at Newcastle College.

    Having initially gained a BA in Music from Northumbria University he has recently completed a doctorate in ‘Acoustic Guitar Practice and Composition’ from Newcastle University. Rod has played at numerous blues festivals and major venues, recorded albums, appeared on television and radio and published 32 articles in Total Guitar magazine.

    As a guitar player he has experience in a wide range of guitar styles including blues soul and jazz, but on this weekend focuses on electric and acoustic blues, and slide styles. Taking influence from such electric guitars players as Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and Robben Ford, slide players Ry Cooder and Sonny Landreth, acoustic players Robert Johnson and Blind Blake. 

    Rod is also a busy player, gigging with the Big Mo Blues Band and also doing  duo acoustic sets with Mo and other guitarists. He is also very busy with session work and recording. He has been involved with a channel 4 TV film and  appeared in an episode of Spender. Rod has a CD out with the renowned guitarist James Birkett.   Rod & James

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