Jon MacLennan Blog

Musician, Artist, Composer, Producer, Professional Educator

August Newsletter

What a summer it has been so far! The busiest one yet musically I can remember! I am really excited to announce in September and October I will be heading out on the road for a bunch of dates performing as a supporting act for Blues Traveler! See the gigs booked below.

Upcoming Gigs:

Thursday, August 24th “Guitar Night” at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. John Storie on guitar)

Friday, August 25th at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Zach Provost on piano)

Sunday, August 27th at the Stonehaus Winery in Westlake Village, solo guitar 1-5 P.M.

Friday, September 1st at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Lincoln Cleary on piano)

Saturday, September 2nd at the Stonehaus Winery in Westlake Village, solo guitar 5:30-9:30 P.M.

Sunday, September 3rd at the Stonehaus Winery in Westlake Village, solo guitar 1-5 P.M.

Tuesday, September 5th at Hotel Angeleno with Heather MacLennan 7-10 P.M.

Friday, September 8th “Guitar Night” at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Shea Welsh on guitar)

September 14th State Theatre – Bay City, MI in support of “Blues Traveler” with artist Katrina Woolverton
September 15th Fairfield Arts Center – Fairfield, IA in support of “Blues Traveler” with artist Katrina Woolverton
September 17th Live From Darryl’s House – Pawling, NY in support of “Blues Traveler” with artist Katrina Woolverton
September 19th Sellersville Theatre – Sellersville, PA in support of “Blues Traveler” with artist Katrina Woolverton
September 21st The Flying Monkey – Plymouth, NH in support of “Blues Traveler” with artist Katrina Woolverton
September 22nd Cabot Theatre – Beverly, MA in support of “Blues Traveler” with artist Katrina Woolverton
September 23rd Infinity Hall – Hartford, CT in support of “Blues Traveler” with artist Katrina Woolverton
September 24th The Warehouse – Fairfield, CT in support of “Blues Traveler” with artist Katrina Woolverton
Tuesday, September 26th solo guitar private party in Long Beach
Friday, September 29th at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Joe Bagg on piano)
October 5th Ludlow Garage – Cincinnati, OH in support of “Blues Traveler” with artist Katrina Woolverton
October 6th City Winery – Chicago, IL in support of “Blues Traveler” with artist Katrina Woolverton
October 10th Lyric Theater – Stuart, FL in support of “Blues Traveler” with artist Katrina Woolverton

Thanks for all your support! Hope to see you at a show soon!

-Jon MacLennan

Posted 7 weeks ago

June Newsletter

It is with great pleasure I can announce that my fifth solo record “It Won’t Be Long” is finally here! It’s been three years in the making only having time in between gigs and sessions. The vibe is full of anticipation and all about forward movement. I personally feel it is my best work yet and I am really proud to have written, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered the entire record myself. And since you are on the mailing list, you are hearing about it first! 


Head over to my brand new website www.JonMacLennan.com to listen and download the new record:

Huge thanks to the great musicians that contributed to this project!

Jeff Babko: piano, organ 
Heather Youmans: vocals
Roland Gajate: drums, percussion 
Darryl Winseman: tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, flugelhorn
Claire Courchene: cello 

I am also really excited about the added “Lyrics” page on my website. Where you can see the lyrics to any song from the past five records and also simultaneously listen to it via SoundCloud. 

Upcoming Gigs:
 
Friday, June 9,  at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Matt Politano on piano)
Saturday, June 10,  Langham Hotel Wedding (private party)
Tuesday, June 13th, at Hotel Angeleno with Heather MacLennan 7-10 P.M.
Thursday, June 15th, “Guitar Night" at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Erik Hammer)
Friday, June 16th, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Carey Frank on piano)
Sunday, June 18th,  at the Stonehaus Winery in Westlake Village, solo guitar 4:30-8:30 P.M.
Thursday, June 22nd, "Guitar Night" at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. John Storie)
Friday, June 23rd, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Carey Frank on piano)
Wednesday, June 28th,  at the Hotel Cafe with Callaghan Belle 7 P.M.
Thursday, June 29th, (Calabasas private party solo guitar)
Friday, July 1st, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Carey Frank on piano)
Friday, July 7th, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Carey Frank on piano)
Tuesday, July 4th, at Hotel Angeleno with Heather MacLennan 7-10 P.M.
Tuesday, July 11th, at Hotel Angeleno with Heather MacLennan 7-10 P.M.

Thanks for all your support! See you at a show soon!

-Jon MacLennan

Posted 18 weeks ago

February News

What an honor it was to wake up last week to a feature in Guitar Player Magazine, they picked up my Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland video. Guitar Player is one of the largest guitar publication magazines out there. If you have not yet seen it, it is a Youtube video where I play all the main themes from Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland album back to back in one take.

I just finished shooting another one of the medley videos that is just about to be released. This time it is playing through every song from AC/DC’s - Back in Black record. Along with the video, I did 15-20 min guitar lessons of every song. Here is a playlist of all the songs that you can watch for FREE on YouTube

I recently had the opportunity to go into the studio with the band Polarcode, and record guitars on their new single “Cut You Loose” featuring Taylor John Williams from NBC’s The Voice,” Season 7.
The single was recently reviewed in Buzz Bands L.A. and they even gave a shoutout to my guitar playing.  


Upcoming Gigs:

Friday, February 24, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Jeff Young on piano)
Friday, March 3rd, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Jeff Young on piano)
Tuesday, March 7th, at Hotel Angeleno with Heather MacLennan 7-10 P.M.
Friday, March 10th,  at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Jeff Young on piano)
Tuesday, March 14th, at Hotel Angeleno with Heather MacLennan 7-10 P.M.
Friday, March 24th,  the Troubadour Hollywood (TBA)
Friday, March 31st,  at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Jeff Young on piano)

New Solo Guitar Cover Videos:

Layla - Eric Clapton

Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan

In My Life - Beatles

God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

Karma Police - Radiohead

Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen

Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right - Bob Dylan


That’s all for now! Thanks for listening!


-Jon MacLennan


Posted 33 weeks ago

December Newsletter

Thanks so much for reading! I hope you are doing fantastic!
It’s hard to believe that 2016 is coming to an end. This year has been a landmark year for me and there are still a lot of great things that are going to happen this December. I am coming up on a year anniversary now of playing at Shutters on the Beach every Friday night.

Upcoming Gigs:

Friday, December 9th, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Matt Politano on piano)
Tuesday, December 13th, private party solo acoustic guitar
Friday, December 16th, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Jeff Young on piano)
Sunday, December 18th, at the Stonehaus Winery 2:30-6:30 P.M. (Feat. Marty Hillman on piano)
Friday, December 23rd, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Jeff Young on piano)
Saturday, December 24th, at Waveside Church in Malibu Christmas program 5:00 P.M.
Saturday, December 31st, 9P.M. - 1 A.M. NYE at Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica
Tuesday, January 3rd, at Hotel Angeleno with Heather MacLennan 7-10 P.M.
Friday, January 13th, at Hotel Cafe with Taylor Williams (singer from the Voice T.V. Show)
Tuesday, January 17th, at Hotel Angeleno with Heather MacLennan 7-10 P.M.
Friday, January 20th, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Jeff Young on piano)
Friday, January 27th, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Jeff Young on piano)

I recently got hired to record this crazy Youtube video where I play all the guitar solos and main themes from Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland album back to back in one take.

It was a lot of fun! Jimi was one of the reasons why I started playing guitar. I heard “All Along the Watchtower” and I remember instantly being blown away by the sounds you could make on the guitar. Here is the video:

My wife Heather and I will also be playing again at the Studio City Sound Christmas Spectacular we do every year. Here is the video from last year:




FREE New Guitar Lesson Videos:

Life by the Drop - Stevie Ray Vaughan

In My Life - The Beatles

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

Thanks for reading and Happy Holidays!

-Jon MacLennan

Posted 44 weeks ago
<p>I hope you are doing fantastic! Wow I can not believe this summer is already over and kids are going back to school. It has been so busy I have been behind on blog posts but I am starting to catch up.<br/><br/>
The every Friday night residency at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica thrives onward. This is a great hang, and I have had the great opportunity to play with some excellent musicians, including this Friday night featuring Matt Politano on piano.</p><p>I am also really excited about the Hotel Angeleno residency with my wife the first Tuesday of each month from 7-10 P.M. The food and drinks are fantastic, and there is a excellent view of the Pacific Ocean, and all of Los Angeles. It is great to be playing across the street from my alma mater UCLA. </p><p><b>The New Record</b><br/></p><p>As I said in my previous blog post it is going to be called “It Won’t Be Long”. This summer I actually discovered a completely new approach to my guitar playing. It was an epiphany that has definitely been for the better and it is helping me find a new voice and sound. But It also has set me back a little bit on the timeline. But I will keep you posted, as things progress.</p><p><b>East West Studios</b></p><p>Next Tuesday August 16th, I will be doing a performance and demonstration for <a href="http://fishman.com/">Fishman</a> at <a href="http://www.eastweststudios.com/">East West Studios</a> one of the world’s premier studios in Hollywood.</p><p><b>Upcoming Gigs:</b></p><p><b>Wednesday, August 10th,</b> at the Whiskey A Go Go with artist Dru Ross 8:45 P.M.</p><p><b>Friday, August 12th,</b> at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Matt Politano on piano)</p><p><b>Tuesday, August 16th,</b> at East West Studios</p><p><b>Friday, August 19th,</b> at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Jeff Young on piano)</p><p><b>Friday, August 26th,</b> at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Matt Politano on piano)</p><p><b>Friday, September 2nd,</b> at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Jeff Young on piano)</p><p><b>Tuesday, September 6th</b>, at Hotel Angeleno with Heather MacLennan 7-10 P.M.</p><p><b>New Guitar Solo Covers:</b></p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYPJ-7q83hM&list=PL9t5ENlVNlEe3eUm4DbyqwkuWwT4ck2jE&index=1">Chet Atkins - Windy and Warm</a></p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nM-8se3xjU&index=2&list=PL9t5ENlVNlEe3eUm4DbyqwkuWwT4ck2jE">AC/DC - Back in Black</a></p><p>That is all for now! Thanks for listening and hope to see you soon!</p><p> -Jon MacLennan</p>

I hope you are doing fantastic! Wow I can not believe this summer is already over and kids are going back to school. It has been so busy I have been behind on blog posts but I am starting to catch up.

The every Friday night residency at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica thrives onward. This is a great hang, and I have had the great opportunity to play with some excellent musicians, including this Friday night featuring Matt Politano on piano.

I am also really excited about the Hotel Angeleno residency with my wife the first Tuesday of each month from 7-10 P.M. The food and drinks are fantastic, and there is a excellent view of the Pacific Ocean, and all of Los Angeles. It is great to be playing across the street from my alma mater UCLA.

The New Record

As I said in my previous blog post it is going to be called “It Won’t Be Long”. This summer I actually discovered a completely new approach to my guitar playing. It was an epiphany that has definitely been for the better and it is helping me find a new voice and sound. But It also has set me back a little bit on the timeline. But I will keep you posted, as things progress.

East West Studios

Next Tuesday August 16th, I will be doing a performance and demonstration for Fishman at East West Studios one of the world’s premier studios in Hollywood.

Upcoming Gigs:

Wednesday, August 10th, at the Whiskey A Go Go with artist Dru Ross 8:45 P.M.

Friday, August 12th, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Matt Politano on piano)

Tuesday, August 16th, at East West Studios

Friday, August 19th, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Jeff Young on piano)

Friday, August 26th, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Matt Politano on piano)

Friday, September 2nd, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M. (Feat. Jeff Young on piano)

Tuesday, September 6th, at Hotel Angeleno with Heather MacLennan 7-10 P.M.

New Guitar Solo Covers:

Chet Atkins - Windy and Warm

AC/DC - Back in Black

That is all for now! Thanks for listening and hope to see you soon!

-Jon MacLennan

Posted 61 weeks ago
<p>April Newsletter</p><p>Spring is here! I truly hope you are doing fantastic, and I wanted to let you know about some excited things going on.<br/></p><p>I was just at the premier of the new dance movie called “High Strung” at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. I am super excited about my wife getting a feature on the soundtrack. Check her out on track #13, available April 8th: <br/></p><p><a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fitunes.apple.com%2Fus%2Falbum%2Fhigh-strung-original-motion%2Fid1091338953&t=ZTM5MDIxMDQyNmZlY2VlN2Q3MWU5ODM0OWQ0MTBmYTBiOTE5MWVmNCxTZER4MzZJbw%3D%3D">https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/high-strung-original-motion/id1091338953</a><br/></p><p>I had the pleasure of getting to go to SXSW in Austin, Texas. I was there for the music expo demoing gear for Fishman. It was great to check out this wonderful city where live music lives!<br/></p><p>My latest guitar instructional course <a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jonmaclennan.com%2F&t=ZDViMzUzMjllOWY3ZDc2NzEzMjA0NDBlZGI5YmExMmZlMDVhY2FhYixTZER4MzZJbw%3D%3D">“Americana Guitar”</a> is now available through Guitar Control’s website. Learn to play in the styles of the classic country pickers like James Burton, Albert Lee, Luther Perkins, Merle Haggard, Carl Perkins, Scotty Moore, Reggie Young, Johnny Cash, and many others. <br/></p><p><b>Upcoming Gigs:</b><br/><br/><b>Friday, April 1st,</b> at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.<br/><b>Friday, April 8th,</b> at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.<br/><b>Friday, April 15</b>, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.<br/><b>Friday, April 22,</b> at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.<br/><b>Saturday, April 23,</b> (Full Band Show) at bar Lubitsch with Felipe Tarantino -featuring a fantastic band.<br/><b>Friday April 29,</b> at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.<br/><br/><br/><b>Free Guitar Tips:</b><br/><br/><a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DSGlGj8UT-sU&t=MDA0ZTVlMDRiMGQ2ODc5YTAyYjRiZDcwYjE1YzE5YTUzMTkxNzgzOCxTZER4MzZJbw%3D%3D">Hot Albert Lee Style Lick</a><br/><br/><a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DrjakmwUQnkQ&t=YmY0N2YyZDlmZDBjYzM2ZTcwYjMzOGM3ZWYzYzE5MzI0ZjI1ODYxYyxTZER4MzZJbw%3D%3D">Danny Gatton Style Rhythm</a><br/><br/><b>New Guitar Solo Covers:<br/></b><br/><a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Ds5NGoKAhXyo&t=ZDc3MzA2ZTNmNTU3MTMxODE4ZTFhN2QwMzEzMWViNjU2YjA3YzhiYixTZER4MzZJbw%3D%3D">G</a><a href="http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DwpkVVKf_eE0%26list%3DPL9t5ENlVNlEe3eUm4DbyqwkuWwT4ck2jE%26index%3D1&t=YWM5ZTQwZTEzMzE2NmZkMzlkYWYwZWU1YzI5M2E5OTQ3NGQ5YTk4MSxTZER4MzZJbw%3D%3D">ee Baby Ain’t I Good To You - Kenny Burrell Solo</a><br/><br/><br/>That is all for now! Thanks for listening!<br/><br/><br/>-Jon MacLennan</p>

April Newsletter

Spring is here! I truly hope you are doing fantastic, and I wanted to let you know about some excited things going on.

I was just at the premier of the new dance movie called “High Strung” at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. I am super excited about my wife getting a feature on the soundtrack. Check her out on track #13, available April 8th:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/high-strung-original-motion/id1091338953

I had the pleasure of getting to go to SXSW in Austin, Texas. I was there for the music expo demoing gear for Fishman. It was great to check out this wonderful city where live music lives!

My latest guitar instructional course “Americana Guitar” is now available through Guitar Control’s website. Learn to play in the styles of the classic country pickers like James Burton, Albert Lee, Luther Perkins, Merle Haggard, Carl Perkins, Scotty Moore, Reggie Young, Johnny Cash, and many others.

Upcoming Gigs:

Friday, April 1st, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.
Friday, April 8th, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.
Friday, April 15, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.
Friday, April 22, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.
Saturday, April 23, (Full Band Show) at bar Lubitsch with Felipe Tarantino -featuring a fantastic band.
Friday April 29, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.


Free Guitar Tips:

Hot Albert Lee Style Lick

Danny Gatton Style Rhythm

New Guitar Solo Covers:

Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You - Kenny Burrell Solo


That is all for now! Thanks for listening!


-Jon MacLennan

Posted 80 weeks ago
<p><b>March Newsletter </b></p><p>Every Friday this month I will be performing a piano/guitar duo gig at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica from 6-10:30 P.M. The food is excellent, and the venue is beautiful! <br/><br/>I have a new guitar instructional dvd course being released shortly through “Guitar Control”. It is called “Americana Guitar”. I am really excited with how it turned out. Check out the trailer here:  <br/><br/><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBvafPcTXsA">Americana Guitar with Jon MacLennan</a><br/><br/>I have added a few gear demo videos to the YouTube channel featuring some great new products.<br/>First up is the Fishman Tripleplay wireless midi pickup. In the video, I demonstrate how I transcribe sheet music for Chromatik.com and input the notes into Sibelius wirelessly using the pickup. <br/><br/><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hpNWOH-XPs">Fishman Tripleplay Video</a></p><p><b><br/></b></p><p><b>Upcoming Gigs:</b><br/> <br/>Friday, March 4th, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.<br/>Friday, March 11th, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.<br/>Friday, March 18th, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.<br/>Friday, March 25th at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.<br/> <br/><b>New Guitar Solo Covers:</b><br/><br/><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xrZpwhoTm4">L</a><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xrZpwhoTm4">enny - Stevie Ray Vaughan</a><br/><br/><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-R9SUn5HyQ">Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi</a><br/><br/><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-W6qBljQv0">Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You - Kenny Burrell</a><br/><br/><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q1BtlQz4Oc">Drive My Car - The Beatles</a><br/><br/>Thanks for listening!<br/> <br/> <br/> -Jon MacLennan</p>

March Newsletter 

Every Friday this month I will be performing a piano/guitar duo gig at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica from 6-10:30 P.M. The food is excellent, and the venue is beautiful! 

I have a new guitar instructional dvd course being released shortly through “Guitar Control”. It is called “Americana Guitar”. I am really excited with how it turned out. Check out the trailer here:  

Americana Guitar with Jon MacLennan

I have added a few gear demo videos to the YouTube channel featuring some great new products.
First up is the Fishman Tripleplay wireless midi pickup. In the video, I demonstrate how I transcribe sheet music for Chromatik.com and input the notes into Sibelius wirelessly using the pickup. 

Fishman Tripleplay Video


Upcoming Gigs:
 
Friday, March 4th, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.
Friday, March 11th, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.
Friday, March 18th, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.
Friday, March 25th at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.
 
New Guitar Solo Covers:

Lenny - Stevie Ray Vaughan

Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi

Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You - Kenny Burrell

Drive My Car - The Beatles

Thanks for listening!
 
 
 -Jon MacLennan

Posted 84 weeks ago
<p>Tonight and every Friday night this month, I will be performing with Lincoln Cleary on piano at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica from 6-10:30 P.M. It is a beautiful venue right on the ocean, and a wonderful place to come have dinner or a drink, and watch the sunset.</p><p>NAMM was a blast, it was so great to see all my friends that work in the industry. I have been already so busy this month working out of my studio doing sessions and also some guitar transcriptions for <a href="http://chromatik.com/">Chromatik.com.</a></p><p>Check out some of the videos and gigs below.</p><p><b>Upcoming Gigs:</b></p><p><b>Friday, February 5,</b> at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.</p><p><b>Friday, February 12, </b>at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.</p><p><b>Friday, February 19, </b>at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.</p><p><b>Friday, February 26, </b>at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.</p><p><b>Saturday, February 27</b>, Private Party in Beverly Hills</p><p><b>New Guitar Solo Covers:</b></p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze0Zu_fIsNM&list=PL9t5ENlVNlEe3eUm4DbyqwkuWwT4ck2jE&index=3">The Eagles - Tequila Sunrise</a></p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxMJ_GJf6fA&list=PL9t5ENlVNlEe3eUm4DbyqwkuWwT4ck2jE&index=4">The Kinks - You Really Got Me Now</a></p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFMD8OHA_9A&list=PL9t5ENlVNlEe3eUm4DbyqwkuWwT4ck2jE&index=2">Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud</a></p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtECwJ8B0_E&index=5&list=PL9t5ENlVNlEe3eUm4DbyqwkuWwT4ck2jE">James Gang - Funk #49</a></p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmv-iGKMefg&list=PL9t5ENlVNlEe3eUm4DbyqwkuWwT4ck2jE&index=1">Killing Floor - Howlin’ Wolf (Hubert Sumlin)</a></p><p>That is all for now! Thanks for listening!</p><p> -Jon MacLennan</p>

Tonight and every Friday night this month, I will be performing with Lincoln Cleary on piano at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica from 6-10:30 P.M. It is a beautiful venue right on the ocean, and a wonderful place to come have dinner or a drink, and watch the sunset.

NAMM was a blast, it was so great to see all my friends that work in the industry. I have been already so busy this month working out of my studio doing sessions and also some guitar transcriptions for Chromatik.com.

Check out some of the videos and gigs below.

Upcoming Gigs:

Friday, February 5, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.

Friday, February 12, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.

Friday, February 19, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.

Friday, February 26, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.

Saturday, February 27, Private Party in Beverly Hills

New Guitar Solo Covers:

The Eagles - Tequila Sunrise

The Kinks - You Really Got Me Now

Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud

James Gang - Funk #49

Killing Floor - Howlin’ Wolf (Hubert Sumlin)

That is all for now! Thanks for listening!

-Jon MacLennan

Posted 88 weeks ago

January Newsletter

Happy New Year! This is the first blog of the new year, and I wanted to say thank you so much for an amazing 2015! It was a breakthrough year, and I know 2016 is only going to be better.

I have been playing more music than ever, which is always great! First up every Friday night in January from 6-10:30 P.M. I will be performing at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, California. It is a beautiful venue with a great menu, and atmosphere. I have been performing with pianist Carnell Harrell, who is currently the keyboard player for the Jacksons.

NAMM 2016 is here! I will at the Fishman booth demoing Fishman products Thursday through Sunday, January 21-24, alongside monster guitar players Greg Koch, and Jennifer Batten.

The NAMM Show is the world’s largest trade-only event for the music products industry. It is every January in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center. This is actual going to be my 10th year in a row going.

Upcoming Gigs:

Friday, January 15, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.
Thursday, January 21, at the Anaheim Convention Center Fishman Booth for NAMM
Friday, January 22, at the Anaheim Convention Center Fishman Booth for NAMM 10-4 P.M.
Friday, January 22, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.
Saturday, January 23, at the Anaheim Convention Center Fishman Booth for NAMM
Sunday, January 24, at the Anaheim Convention Center Fishman Booth for NAMM
Friday, January 29, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica 6-10:30 P.M.

New Guitar Solo Covers:

The Thrill is Gone Part 2 - B.B. King

Round Midnight - Wes Montgomery

Misty - Barney Kessel

So What - Miles Davis

Statesboro Blues - The Allman Brothers Band

That is all for now! Thanks for listening!

-Jon MacLennan

Posted 91 weeks ago

Here is a preview of my new record. I wrote this song and wanted to dedicate the video to all who lost their lives. Paris - November 13, 2015

It is meant to be a message of hope.

Posted 99 weeks ago