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New signature model guitar! 

I'm bursting with pride to finally announce that the Jon Gomm Hybrid Top Signature model is now available from Lowden Guitars.



It's much more than just a replica of Wilma, my beloved Lowden. It's a guitar with every aspect tailored specifically for the modern player, including the world's first spruce and cedar layered soundboard which I've dubbed the Hybrid Top, for added resilience and epic, deep, powerful tone. I REALLY REALLY LOVE THIS GUITAR!  

Register your interest at http://jongomm.com/guitar to get free stuff and find out more.  

New video Temporary out now 



Links so you can spread the love : 
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diEc9TLa5M8  
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jongommofficial/videos/1237274052951125/  

Temporary is the 5th release from the Live In The Acoustic Asylum series. The lyrics are blurry, flickering childhood memories of being with my mum at a really difficult time in our lives. The message, if there is one, is: Emotions pass. So, this one’s for my empowering and inspirational friend, Elizabeth Gomm. 

Get the Pay What You Want song + album here: http://jongomm.com/music Also on iTunes http://j.mp/iTunesGomm or Google Play http://j.mp/GooGom or Amazon http://j.mp/AmzGomUSA 

Guitar Tab available here: http://jongomm.com/guitar-tabs Transcribed by me, with detailed notes explaining every technique.

Back on TV - Guitar Star series 2 

I'm gonna be back on TV for an episode of Sky Arts Guitar Star, on air in the UK and Ireland this summer. I think I managed to genuinely improve some kids' technique last year, so hopefully this year's batch will be just as open to my meddling. This series features the actual George Benson among other luminaries. Can't wait to get his autograph. 

Tour Break 

I'm taking a little break from touring right now, to work on new songs, and to do some big life stuff at home. I'll be back on the road before you can say "epic emotional eight-finger-tapping solo".  

There will still be new videos from Acoustic Asylum coming to your internet very soon! 

Thanks to everyone who came out to see me in Germany recently. And thanks to anyone who has ever told another person about my music. Last time I toured Germany was right after I had a viral video, so I thought "this is the peak, it's all downhill from here!" (I don't mind that, I spent years playing little pubs and I loved it, and I fully expect to return.) Now 3 years later, my audiences are twice the size. I can't really explain this, so it must be you! Thanks for caring enough to spread the word, it has genuinely changed my life.  
 

Beautiful people in Berlin

On stage in Cologne

Sold out crowds in Frankfurt above and Hamburg below

With my German road warriors Kugler & Waloshick 

I just uploaded a new video... 

New video out today, hope you dig it. (And if you do, please share.)
It's an instrumental tune called Stupid Blues, and it exists purely for the joy of playing.


Link: https://youtu.be/7BVUPmRiaXQ 

This is the 4th release from the Live In The Acoustic Asylum series. Buy the song + album (Pay What You Want) here: http://jongomm.com/music or from iTunes http://j.mp/iTunesGomm or Google Play http://j.mp/GooGom Amazon http://j.mp/AmzGomUSA

Guitar Tab only available here: http://jongomm.com/guitar-tabs Transcribed by me, with detailed notes explaining every technique.

Tour stuff.
Just Germany/Switzerland left now, then I'm taking a little break from touring while I concentrate on other stuff, including writing some new songs. (Got a few almost finished that I'm actually quite proud of. A bit.)
Feb 10 - Lagerhaus, BREMEN - DE
Feb 11 - Privatclub, BERLIN - DE
Feb 12 - Gladhaus, COTTBUS - DE
Feb 13 - Beatpol, DRESDEN - DE
Feb 15 - Ampere, MÜNCHEN - DE
Feb 16 - Franz K, REUTLINGEN - DE
Feb 17 - Cubus, BIRRHARD - CH
Feb 18 - Kiff, AARAU - CH
Feb 20 - Brotfabrik, FRANKFURT - DE
Feb 21 - Rathausdiele, SCHWEINFURT - DE
Feb 22 - Studio 672, KÖLN - DE
Feb 24 - Nochtspeicher, HAMBURG - DE
Feb 25 - Pavillion, HANNOVER - DE
Feb 26 - Tommy's Workshop, VIERSEN - DE
Feb 27 - Edith-Stein-Haus, KAISERSLAUTERN - DE
Karten / Informationen: http://jongomm.com/live-dates 

Special guests: Kugler & Waloschik http://www.kugler-waloschik.de/

Please take note: Some of these concerts are rescheduled from 2015. Check with the venue to see if your original ticket is still valid.

Hey, nice to meet you.
Thanks to everyone who came out to see me in Canada, the UK and around Asia at the end of last year. Every gig was awesome. How lucky am I? Very. Here's just a few highlights...

With the kind, hilarious genius Don Ross in Canada.
Tweet after this gig in Southampton:
"If I die today, at least I saw Jon Gomm live." :)
Bar 122 Huddersfield, a venue that's part of my DNA.
An unforgettable night at The Jazz Cafe, London.
On stage in China. Guitar + Human = Music.
Just another average day holding a press
conference in Mongolia.  O_O
The beautiful crowd at Clockenflap festival, Hong Kong.
A global audience in Shanghai. 

Another new video and more VERY exciting news soon (Argh I so wanna spill about this one thing. Soon!) In the meantime, please stay in touch with me at: 

Facebook : http://facebook.com/jongommofficial
Twitter : http://twitter.com/jongomm
Instagram : http://instagram.com/jongomm
Google Plus : https://plus.google.com/+JonGommMusic

Love from,
Jon
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  • Naughty guitar out of tune? Smack your pitch up.  #guitarsofinstagram #guitarist #guitar #jongomm #lowdenguitars #acoustic
    Naughty guitar out of tune? Smack your pitch up. #guitarsofinstagram #guitarist #guitar #jongomm #lowdenguitars #acoustic
  • I'm today's star choice in the Daily Mirror TV listings! Super flattering multi-chin photo. Sky One, 7:30 tonight, UK & Eire. #guitarstar #guitarist #jongomm #lowdenguitar
    I'm today's star choice in the Daily Mirror TV listings! Super flattering multi-chin photo. Sky One, 7:30 tonight, UK & Eire. #guitarstar #guitarist #jongomm #lowdenguitar
  • Moving day! #guitars #safetyfirst #Lowden #lowdenguitars #jongomm
    Moving day! #guitars #safetyfirst #Lowden #lowdenguitars #jongomm
  • Trying a radical solution to the problem of audiences talking at gigs, back in 2010.
    Trying a radical solution to the problem of audiences talking at gigs, back in 2010.
  • TV owners! I'm on Guitar Star tonight, 8pm on Sky Arts, in the UK and Ireland. Watch me teaching the eight finalists at a legendary studio, then playing a few songs on stage in London. 
It was a rewarding thrill working with Becky, Haythem, Billy, Steve, Sam, Zayn, Edison and Jake. I reckon I learnt as much from them as they did from me.

#guitar #guitarstar #skyarts #jongomm
    TV owners! I'm on Guitar Star tonight, 8pm on Sky Arts, in the UK and Ireland. Watch me teaching the eight finalists at a legendary studio, then playing a few songs on stage in London. It was a rewarding thrill working with Becky, Haythem, Billy, Steve, Sam, Zayn, Edison and Jake. I reckon I learnt as much from them as they did from me. #guitar #guitarstar #skyarts #jongomm
  • You have no reason to care about my opinion on this (in which case: stop reading!) but politics affects everyone, even independent musicians. People ask why I've never toured the USA. One word: Visa. It costs a couple of thousand just to apply, and if you're rejected you still lose that money. Touring outside Europe is a costly bureaucratic nightmare. Within the EU, artists and bands like me can just hop in our rusty old vans and head off to share our music with the entire continent, and get paid for it. With luck you could end up in the hoodie you wear in the Leeds inner city on the cover of an Italian guitar magazine. Without the EU, I'm not sure I'd be able to exist as a musician. 
And when extremism is rising, with the political and religious versions of fascism competing to see who can f**k with our heads the most, leaving the union that has ensured I've never had to live through war seems like a risk, to me. 
So, despite being an anti-corporate, anti-establishment kinda mofo, who doesn't just talk that way but actually lives it, and with respect for all opinions, I am voting Remain. // #eu #referendum #remain #guitar #jongomm #lowden
    You have no reason to care about my opinion on this (in which case: stop reading!) but politics affects everyone, even independent musicians. People ask why I've never toured the USA. One word: Visa. It costs a couple of thousand just to apply, and if you're rejected you still lose that money. Touring outside Europe is a costly bureaucratic nightmare. Within the EU, artists and bands like me can just hop in our rusty old vans and head off to share our music with the entire continent, and get paid for it. With luck you could end up in the hoodie you wear in the Leeds inner city on the cover of an Italian guitar magazine. Without the EU, I'm not sure I'd be able to exist as a musician. And when extremism is rising, with the political and religious versions of fascism competing to see who can f**k with our heads the most, leaving the union that has ensured I've never had to live through war seems like a risk, to me. So, despite being an anti-corporate, anti-establishment kinda mofo, who doesn't just talk that way but actually lives it, and with respect for all opinions, I am voting Remain. // #eu #referendum #remain #guitar #jongomm #lowden
  • The first of my signature model guitars was just finished! I'm a... dad? 
I hope this guitar makes somebody very happy. 
#proud #Lowden #guitars #newguitar #guitarsofinstagram
    The first of my signature model guitars was just finished! I'm a... dad? I hope this guitar makes somebody very happy. #proud #Lowden #guitars #newguitar #guitarsofinstagram
  • I took my signature model guitar on an emotional trip to meet its biological father. Full video soon...
    I took my signature model guitar on an emotional trip to meet its biological father. Full video soon...
  • I just found all these letters from kids at a primary school in Neutral Bay, Australia, whose music teacher showed them my videos to inspire them. I'd better answer some of their questions... "You probably know this already, but the scraping marks on your guitar are really noticeable" - Alex. 
They are like scars on a warrior, Alex, they are worn with pride to strike fear into our enemies. "Do you make up your pieces? How do you think them up?" - Loukas. 
Yes Loukas. I think of something that isn't music, like a jungle, or my bad mood, and imagine what it would sound like. "Do you love smurfs?" - Zahra. 
To be honest Zahra, I'm more of a Moomins dude. "Miss Longwa teaches us guitar. I think she is a hippy." - Kylya. 
Kylya, if you suspect someone you know is exhibiting hippy behaviours, you should inform the police immediately. "Do you play piano?" - Morris. 
Look mate, if you don't like my guitar playing just say so. "Your music performance was great because it made me see a whole different world." - Fraser. 
Wow, thanks Fraser, that makes me really happy! "Is it snowing where you are?" - Lucinda. 
Yes, that is why British people are so sad all the time.
    I just found all these letters from kids at a primary school in Neutral Bay, Australia, whose music teacher showed them my videos to inspire them. I'd better answer some of their questions... "You probably know this already, but the scraping marks on your guitar are really noticeable" - Alex. They are like scars on a warrior, Alex, they are worn with pride to strike fear into our enemies. "Do you make up your pieces? How do you think them up?" - Loukas. Yes Loukas. I think of something that isn't music, like a jungle, or my bad mood, and imagine what it would sound like. "Do you love smurfs?" - Zahra. To be honest Zahra, I'm more of a Moomins dude. "Miss Longwa teaches us guitar. I think she is a hippy." - Kylya. Kylya, if you suspect someone you know is exhibiting hippy behaviours, you should inform the police immediately. "Do you play piano?" - Morris. Look mate, if you don't like my guitar playing just say so. "Your music performance was great because it made me see a whole different world." - Fraser. Wow, thanks Fraser, that makes me really happy! "Is it snowing where you are?" - Lucinda. Yes, that is why British people are so sad all the time.
  • Nervous? At least you're not playing guitar to me, Pierre Bensusan, Dušan Bogdanović, Erkan Oğur, Pavel Steidl, Johannes Tonio Kreusch, Thomas Fellow and Zoran Dukic. :O
    Nervous? At least you're not playing guitar to me, Pierre Bensusan, Dušan Bogdanović, Erkan Oğur, Pavel Steidl, Johannes Tonio Kreusch, Thomas Fellow and Zoran Dukic. :O
  • Fitting electronics inside my new signature model guitar, like a vet birthing a baby cow. 
#guitar #mod #Lowden #jongomm #acousticguitar #fingerstyle #Fishman #pickups #repair
    Fitting electronics inside my new signature model guitar, like a vet birthing a baby cow. #guitar #mod #Lowden #jongomm #acousticguitar #fingerstyle #Fishman #pickups #repair
  • Been filming for Guitar Star season 2. 💙 teaching. Seeing the light go on in their eyes when you say "Did you ever try it this way?"
    Been filming for Guitar Star season 2. 💙 teaching. Seeing the light go on in their eyes when you say "Did you ever try it this way?"
  • Excerpt from the instructions from the guitar tab for my latest video Temporary: “First, tap the two-note chord with the right hand 1st and 2nd fingers. Now retune the 1st string down a wholetone, and simultaneously slide your right hand 1st finger down two frets. 
Finally, it's crossed hands time again: The harmonics that finish the song are sounded by plucking the strings with the right hand at around the 5th fret, while touching the 12th fret harmonic nodes with the left hand 4th finger. 
Now untangle yourself, take a breath, and try again!”
    Excerpt from the instructions from the guitar tab for my latest video Temporary: “First, tap the two-note chord with the right hand 1st and 2nd fingers. Now retune the 1st string down a wholetone, and simultaneously slide your right hand 1st finger down two frets. Finally, it's crossed hands time again: The harmonics that finish the song are sounded by plucking the strings with the right hand at around the 5th fret, while touching the 12th fret harmonic nodes with the left hand 4th finger. Now untangle yourself, take a breath, and try again!”
  • It's here! The Lowden "Hybrid Top" Jon Gomm Signature Model. So happy! Learn more at jongomm.com/guitar
    It's here! The Lowden "Hybrid Top" Jon Gomm Signature Model. So happy! Learn more at jongomm.com/guitar
  • London: Free tickets! I'm gonna be playing a short set at King's Place next Saturday lunchtime, as part of the filming for series 2 of Guitar Star. We kinda need a crowd.

http://bit.ly/gommstar

Use the promo code JGPRIORITY to be bumped to the front of the queue.
    London: Free tickets! I'm gonna be playing a short set at King's Place next Saturday lunchtime, as part of the filming for series 2 of Guitar Star. We kinda need a crowd. http://bit.ly/gommstar Use the promo code JGPRIORITY to be bumped to the front of the queue.
  • I'm so conflicted about wanting as many people to hear my music as possible, and not wanting to measure my worth, or my music's worth by the recognition of others. 
But I just love reading people's reactions. I guess, music is communication. If I can transmit a complex feeling into the mind of another person, then I'm satisfied.

Anyway, thanks for sharing my new video 'Temporary'. Over 100,000 plays in two days is absolutely f*cking staggering. My mum is delighted.
    I'm so conflicted about wanting as many people to hear my music as possible, and not wanting to measure my worth, or my music's worth by the recognition of others. But I just love reading people's reactions. I guess, music is communication. If I can transmit a complex feeling into the mind of another person, then I'm satisfied. Anyway, thanks for sharing my new video 'Temporary'. Over 100,000 plays in two days is absolutely f*cking staggering. My mum is delighted.
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