Producing Other Guitarists
“If you want to take your playing to the next level, then El McMeen is the guy you need to connect with. Not only is he a breath-taking player and interpreter of Celtic and religious (among others) music, he is a wonderful and inspiring teacher. When I first hear El’s music some 10 or 12 years ago I knew that was how I wanted to play. Several years later I had the chance to meet El at a concert he did in Chicago with Larry Pattis. He was as open, warm and friendly as the music he makes. We arranged a lesson for the next time I was in his neck of the woods (I traveled from Texas to the cold northeast!). The 3 hours I spent with El is easily the best investment I have ever made in my musical life. He is a thoughtful, caring and committed teacher that will help you take what you have and make it better. Over the last 7 or 8 years El has brought me from barely able to pick-out “My Mary of the Curling Hair” (give his version a listen) to going into the recording studio with me and producing my little CD. If you want to see how far you can travel down your musical road, my advice is to spend some time with a master player, teacher, and just great guy!” – G.C.