Eric Tingstad: A Rare Video Appearance

Eric Tingstad: performing at the 2013 Durango Songwriter's Expo in Santa Barbara, California.

By John Hill:

This is one of the few performances where you actually see Eric Tingstad playing. Some of his best work {my opinion} are audio only with scenic vistas for the video portion).

"Eric Tingstad (born December 16, 1954) is an American Grammy Award-winning multi-genre record producer, musician and songwriter/composer. He was born and raised in Seattle, WA where he currently resides. He attended Western Washington University where he was trained in the Segovian classic guitar tradition. He is a product of influences like Led Zeppelin, Hawaiian slack key guitar, Ravi Shankar and Martin Denny.
Best known as a fingerstyle guitarist, Tingstad has performed, recorded, and produced Alternative Country, Blues, Americana, Rock, Smooth Jazz and Ambient / New Age Music.

Tingstad frequently collaborates with woodwinds player Nancy Rumbel as the acclaimed “Tingstat and Rumpel” Duo. Their album “American Acoustic” was honored as "Acoustic Instrumental Album of the Year" in 1998. The album "Acoustic Garden" received the Award for Best New Age Album at the 45th Grammy Awards in February 2003 (Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel have performed, recorded and toured together for over 24 years with 19 albums to their credit)." (From: wikipedia and