Enjoy these videos of Guitarist Tony Harmon.
With the help of guitarist Nathan Towne, Tony will release a DVD containing all of the songs on their new album "Guitarists Tony Harmon and Nathan Towne". These videos were filmed in various areas around the Central Coast of California including Cass Vineyards in Paso Robles, Sutton's Studio in Atascadero, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa in San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach.
Tony Harmon was born in Riverside California and began his lifelong relationship with the guitar at the age of eleven. He has studied with noted guitarist's Patrick Read, Frederick Noad, Miguel Rubio, Philip Rosheger, George Sakellariou, Ray Reussner and Christopher Parkening.
In 1976 Tony moved to England to further his studies of the guitar. Upon returning from England he attended Gavilan College in Gilroy CA., The Conservatory of Music in San Francisco and USC.
Tony now resides in Paso Robles CA. Tony has made numerous television appearances on PBS, ABC and CBS, performing for special events and performed for President Ronald and Nancy Reagan at the Western White House in Santa Ynez, CA.
At the age of 18, Tony was awarded the Outstanding Instrumentalist Award by the Northern California Arts Association. At the age of 21 He composed and performed the musical soundtrack for ABC televisions' The William Randolph Hearst Story.
Tony's first CD was "Tony Harmon...on the guitar" recorded live at the Mission La Purisima on the Central Coast of California (1997). The second was "Tony Harmon...The Romantic Guitar" and introduces guitarist Ray Pannell on several duets (2004). The third CD is "Cancion del Sueno" (2007). Tony's newest CD is "Tony Harmon and Nathan Towne" and is available now! (2013) Buy it!
Nathan Towne started playing piano at the age of 4 under the guidence of his mother, Yolanda. Yolanda holds a degree in Music and Dance Performance and shared her love of classical music, as well as a passion for the Beatles with him. Nathan's father Tim is also a musician; a very talented drummer and is a treasured source of influence and motivation in Nathan’s playing style.
Nathan's father bought him a used guitar at the age of 8 and ne began learning from old books from his parent’s studies in college as well as from the music lessons he took from local guitar instructors. Studying players such as Joe Satriani, Joe Pass, Steve Hackett, Alan Holdsworth, Hendrix, and SRV, Nathan has been developing a well-rounded style beyond his years.
Johnny Sandoval, a native of Miami, Arizona was introduced to music by his family who migrated to the USA from Almeria, Spain. Having a cousin who danced flamenco with Charro, and uncle's maintaining a Swing/Mambo/Rumba band, Sandoval began playing at a very young age. He started playing bongos, and continued to hone his skills as a multi-talented percussionist.
His performance credits include La Tania de Espania, Sister Sledge, Arturo Sandoval, Bloodstone, Joe Bataan, Heatwave, Oneway, Greg Adams, and many others. Sandoval can also be heard on movie soundtracks such as Mel Gibson's, "Ransom", and Brad Pitts, "The Devils Own", as well as the internationally popular television show "Sabado Gigante"
Chris Burton Jácome began playing guitar in 1986 yet his dream of being a flamenco guitarist didn’t emerge until the early nineties. After receiving his Bachelor's degree in Classical Guitar Performance and a second Bachelor's degree in Spanish Literature, Chris moved to Seville, Spain. While living there, Chris studied flamenco guitar with some of the greatest flamenco performers of this era. Since Chris’ return from Spain, he has been living his dream as he tours the world playing to sold-out performances accompanying flamenco dancers and singers.
Chris’ music has received critical acclaim from the beginning of his career. From Chris’ debut CD, Motivación, the title track “Motivación” finished in the Top 10 in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest World Music Category. Since his first CD’s debut Chris has written and recorded two other original flamenco albums: Pa’lante & Flamenco and recently released his 4th original album entitled LEVANTO. LEVANTO features the music, lyrics and even the footwork from the flamenco spectacular by the nationally touring flamenco dance company, CALO FLAMENCO. Chris’ original song “Ritmo-Canix” (from LEVANTO) won the Grand Prize in the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Contest World Category and was voted to receive the prestigious Lennon Award! LEVANTO will have you yelling, “Olé!” long after you’ve finished listening to it. “LEVANTO is fabulous flamenco that can stand alongside any created in Spain or by those inspired beyond its borders." -- World Music Central.