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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

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