I decided to go to a Fingerstyle guitar competition in Poland in early April 2019. This was for 2 reasons. 1) I wanted to see how I fair compared to guitarists in the world & 2) because I wanted to see the headliner, Maneli Jamal, a fantastic Canadian/Iranian guitarist.
and boy oh boy, what a successful trip.
Firstly, I came 2nd in the competition, which is flipping awesome. I performed my “Middle East Song” from my first EP Album. Here is a link to a live performance of the song. (Note: It’s the same song, but this recording is not from poland)
and secondly, Maneli is one of the most amazing performers. I was blown away with his music, his sensitivity, his skills, and his beautiful stories.