Eric Henderson: From Segovia to The Rolling Stones

Patrick Lane over at our facebook page spotted this video and wrote the following:

“Bob, I don’t know if you ever highlighted Eric Henderson before. I had a chance to take a few lessons from him years ago and he is just a wonderful musician. I have not kept in touch with him, but seeing Edgar Cruz play Bohemian Rhapsody made me think of him. Here is one of my favorites he did, Rolling Stones – Paint it Black”

Thanks Patrick, this is great playing!

Here’s a bio on Eric Henderson:

“Eric Henderson is one of only three people to study privately with the master guitarist Andres Segovia.

Eric spent several years in Spain learning the intricacies of the classical guitar, while playing as much as 12 hours a day. In addition to studying with Andres Segovia, Henderson has studied guitar with Christopher Parkening, Angel Romero, Ernesto Bitetti, Emilio Pujol and Antonia Morales. He has spent time studying Baroque interpretation with Ton Koopman and Henk Dekker, and theory and composition with Aureo Hererro. While Eric was in Spain he also had the honor of studying with the great composer Federico Moreno Torroba, perfecting the interpretation of Torroba’s Sonatina in A.

Eric Henderson’s new DVD and CD “Homage” and “Homage Guitar Masterpieces” are a collection of pieces he has studied, arranged and performed over the last four decades. They both include pieces by Bach, Villa Lobos, and other standards of the classical guitar. Eric also performs his arrangements of Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix and the Jagger/Richards song, Paint it Black as well three original compositions.” see more


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