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Updated August, 2013


Contributors to this page have been Don Adams, Nate Blaustein, Frank Doucette and Michael Simmons

Contemporary Music CDs featuring harp guitar

As with Players, the recordings of contemporary players are separated into two groups: "Conventional" and "Non-conventional." Please note that these classifications are not based on musical style or skill.

The first group we may consider "conventional" harp guitar music. Generally, these musicians all play the most  recognizable basic form of harp guitar - that which contains sub-bass "harp" strings below the standard neck. An increasingly common form adds "super-treble" harp strings on the opposite side of the neck, while some bold individuals add additional banks of strings. These recordings include CDs by full-time harp guitar-exclusive players, full-time musicians who utilize harp guitar as a small to large part of their material, various part-time players (who may or not play the instrument exclusively), and amateurs. The commonality is the general type of instrument mentioned previously, and the fact that these players all utilize (i.e. play, by distinct, individual  plucking) the various harp strings of their instruments.

The second group of players includes those who may be considered "non-conventional" or "peripheral" harp guitarists. The former may include players of more esoteric and unfamiliar forms of harp guitars, while the latter may include players of  harp guitars who use the "harp" strings of their instruments in a much more limited capacity (or their use is as yet unconfirmed).

Blurbs by Gregg Miner, unless noted otherwise

Conventional Harp Guitar Music
Various Artists (The Harp Guitar Collective & Friends)
www.harpguitarmusic.com
The Water is Wide: A Tribute to Stephen Bennett Gregg Miner's surprise project for Stephen includes many of the Harp Guitar Collective, plus tracks by Tommy Emmanuel, Kim Person and Jim Bennett.
Various Artists (The Harp Guitar Collective)
www.harpguitarmusic.com
Christmas Present: Fingerstyle Harp Guitar Music All new music featuring the growing roster of artists affiliated with the Harp Guitar Music label, including for the first time Mike Doolin and Brian Torosian.
Various Artists (The Harp Guitar Collective)
www.harpguitarmusic.com
Further Beyond Six Strings All new music featuring the growing roster of artists affiliated with the Harp Guitar Music label, including for the first time Hirokatsu Takai, Antoine Dufour, Brad Hoyt, Dave Powell, Joachim Caiskl and Philippe Fouquet.
Various Artists

www.harpguitarmusic.com

Harp Guitar Dreams The first all-new harp guitar compilation produced by Gregg Miner for Harp Guitar Music features 13 performers, many whom make their harp guitar recording debut on this CD - including Alex de Grassi, Don Alder, Carter Lancaster and Pete Bradshaw.
Various Artists
www.harpguitarmusic.com
Beyond Six Strings The inaugural release of Harp Guitar Music: The world's first harp guitar compilation CD - featuring members of our own harp guitar community!
Various Artists
www.harpguitarmusic.com
Christmas Past: Holiday Harp Guitar Classics Second release from Harp Guitar Music featuring Stephen Bennett, John Doan, William Eaton, Stacy Hobbs and Gregg Miner
Alder, Don

www.donalder.com

The Water is Wide: A Tribute to Stephen Bennett (with others)
Further Beyond Six Strings (with others)
Together Alone
(with Brad Hoyt and others)
Harp Guitar Dreams (with others)
 

Anderson, Muriel

www.murielanderson.com

Christmas Present: Fingerstyle Harp Guitar Music (with others)
Further Beyond Six Strings (with others)
Harp Guitars Under the Stars
New World Flamenco
Together Alone (with Brad Hoyt and others)
Harp Guitar Dreams
Harp Guitar Christmas
Wildcat
Beyond Six Strings

A Journey Through Time (limited pre-release)
The Larsons' Creations
"Stars" is a full CD of harp guitar duos with 20-string HG master, John Doan.  "NWF" features the Tierro Negra flamenco duo, with Muriel playing harp guitar on a couple of tracks.  "Christmas" includes only 1 6-string piece, the rest is all HG. "Wildcat" features 3 new HG pieces (2 instrumental, 1 vocal). On the special  "Journey" CD, Muriel performs "Clarsah" on her Langjeans harp guitar. She also performed one song on a Dyer harp guitar for the CD included with The Larson Creations: Guitars & Mandolins by  Robert Hartman.

Andrews, Jim

Pure White Monday
Turning Point

Music for Doppelgitarre
Jim plays a vintage German harp guitar. -FD

Bennett, Jim & Stephen
www.harpguitar.com

The Water is Wide: A Tribute to Stephen Bennett (with others)
Brothers
Stephen plays HG on 4 of the 12 tracks of Brothers.

Bennett, Stephen

www.harpguitar.com

 

Cool Tunes for Harp Guitar
High St
Christmas Presen
t: Fingerstyle Harp Guitar Music (with others)
Further Beyond Six Strings (with others)
In-A-Gadda-Da-Stephen
Good Dogs, Bad Dogs, Best Friends
(
with Gregg Miner and others)
Good Wood
Alert the Authorities
Brothers
Reflections
Christmas Past
(with others)
Christmas
The Beatles for Acoustic Guitar
Everything Under The Sun
Beyond Six Strings
Harp Guitar: A Compilation (2-CD set)
Music from Tsenacommach
Ten
River
Tunes
No Net
Harp Guitar
Bennett & Gurley
Pictures
Guitar Town
Solos & Duets
Nutcracker

Aside from Cool Tunes for Harp Guitar, In-a-Gadda, Good Wood, and the two Harp Guitar CDs, which are all dedicated harp guitar albums, Stephen's albums are generally divided among six string, resonator, and harp guitar.

He has used Wingert, Dyer, Merrill, and Spiller’s harp guitars.

Bertsch, Tim
www.timbertsch.com
Soul Resonance Tim plays 2 tracks on his c.1913 Knutsen.

Berwald, Larry

www.larrybmusic.com

The Water is Wide: A Tribute to Stephen Bennett (with others)
Beyond Six Strings
Reflect On

Reflect On has two (of fifteen) songs performed on harp guitar. They are "Stay Close to Me" by T. Emmanuel and "Jock O’Hazeldean (trad). Larry uses a Spiller’s harp guitar. -NB

Blaustein, Nate
www.nineteenstrings.com
First Nate plays a Hewett harp guitar with added super-trebles on all tracks.
Bonfield, Ken
kenbonfield.com
Legacy Ken plays an Alan Carruth harp guitar on several tracks.
Bradshaw, Pete

browntroutmusic.com

The Water is Wide: A Tribute to Stephen Bennett (with others)
Christmas Present: Fingerstyle Harp Guitar Music (with others)
Together Alone (with Brad Hoyt and others)
Harp Guitar Dreams (with others)
 
Brozman, Bob

www.bobbrozman.com

Tone Poems III (with David Grisman)
Remembering the Songs of Our Youth (with the Tau Moe Family)
Hello. Central...Give Me Dr. Jazz
On Tone Poems III, Bob plays a Knutsen Harp-Hawaiian guitar. On the others, he plays rhythm guitar on a Dyer harp guitar on a track or two.
Carney, Adam
www.adamcarneymusic.com
Elizabeth Adam plays a Lark in the Morning harp guitar.
Carter, Jason
www.jasoncarter.net/
Falling
In and Out of Time
Jason plays a Sedgwick harp guitar on some of Time, and a Brunner OHG with trebles on Falling
Csaikl, Joachim 
Christmas Present: Fingerstyle Harp Guitar Music (with others)
Further Beyond Six Strings (with others)
 
de Grassi, Alex
www.degrassi.com
Harp Guitar Dreams  

Doan, John

www.johndoan.com

Christmas Present: Fingerstyle Harp Guitar Music (with others)
Together Alone (with Brad Hoyt and others)
Harp Guitars Under the Stars
A Celtic Pilgrimage
Together Alone (with Brad Hoyt and others)
Harp Guitar Dreams
The Lost Music of Fernando Sor
Christmas Past (with others)
Beyond Six Strings
Wayfarer
Eire: Isle of the Saints
Wrapped in White
Remembrance
Departures

John Doan’s albums are 95% harp guitar, using his 20-string Sullivan/Elliott harp guitar.  "Pilgrimage" features all solo harp guitar, while "Stars" features all harp guitar duets with Muriel Anderson.  The Sor CD features the harpolyre, a close "harp guitar cousin."

Doolin, Mike

https://www.facebook.com

The Water is Wide: A Tribute to Stephen Bennett (with others)
Christmas Present: Fingerstyle Harp Guitar Music (with others)
Together Alone (with Brad Hoyt and others)
 

Dorsa, Marc
www.twinsong.com

Twilight’s Path

Approximately 50% of the album is performed on "Kali," which is a Fred Carlson creation. She is a harp with two sub-bass strings.

Doucette, Frank
https://www.facebook.com
The Water is Wide: A Tribute to Stephen Bennett (with others)
Christmas Presen
t: Fingerstyle Harp Guitar Music (with others)
Good Dogs, Bad Dogs, Best Friends (
with Gregg Miner and others)
 
Dufour, Antoine

www.antoinedufourmusic.com/

Sound Pictures
Further Beyond Six Strings
(with others)
Convergences
Together Alone (with Brad Hoyt and others)
Still Strings
Antoine plays his Noble harp guitar on 1 track each of these 3 CDs.
Dunn, Michael & Ogilvie, Don 
www.michaeldunnguitars.com
Djali to Django ON 2 tracks, Michael plays a Knutsen-inspired nylon string harp guitar of his own making (seen in Gallery 3A) -

Dutcher, Bill
www.billdutcher.com

Christmas Present: Fingerstyle Harp Guitar Music (with others)
Beyond Six Strings

Bill uses a J. Thomas Davis harp guitar. -NB

Eaton, William

www.william-eaton.com

Christmas Past (with others)
Sparks & Embers (2-CD set)
In a Distant Place
Naked in Eureka
Where Rivers Meet
Ancestral Voices
Wisdom Tree
Winter Dreams for Christmas
Tracks We Leave
Carry the Gift

William plays his own creations which include a 26 String O’ele ‘n Strings and 31 stringed Lyre-Harp guitar. -NB

Electric Harp Guitar Group
www.william-eaton.com
Electric Harp Guitar Group William Eaton is joined by Anthony Mazzella and Fitzhugh Jenkins, the three guitarists playing a matched set of electric instruments designed by William.

Faege, Charlie
http://www.evertil.com

Imaginary Themes (3-CD set) Charlie uses a Gibson harp guitar on  this 3-volume album. -NB
Fouquet, Philippe 

http://www.philippefouquet.com

Christmas Present: Fingerstyle Harp Guitar Music (with others)
Further Beyond Six Strings (with others)
Turning Point
Sophia
Philippe plays several harp guitar solos on a Brunner OHG on Turning Point, and a vintage Kochendörfer harp guitar on 1 track on Sophia.
Gambetta, Beppe See Historical Music below. See Historical Music below.
Geeting, Doug
talkeetnaalaska.com
The Alaskan Mile Doug's second CD “The Alaskan Mile," a vocal album, includes a Gibson used on two tracks.
Glaude, Joesf
www.jglaude.com
Tales Of The G-string
Perfect World
Joesf plays his Morgan harp guitar on 3 tracks of Perfect World.

Greywolf, Echo
www.echogreywolf.com

Under a Lavender Moon
The Gathering Field
Acoustic Tales

Echo plays a Worland harp guitar. His first CD ("Acoustic Tales") is divided between regular 6-string and harp guitar. The Gathering Field and Under a Lavender Moon are all harp guitar. -NB
Hasan, Iwan

www.discusprog.com

Beyond Six Strings
Tot Licht!

Discus 1st
Gitar Klinik

Discus 1st - released in Indonesia on cassette tape as well as in Italy on CD. The music is a mixture of rock and jazz with 20th century classical elements as well as traditional Indonesian influences. Gitar Klinik - a sampler of instrumental electric guitar music that includes the playing of Iwan Hasan on "Transcultural Echoes on 33 strings." This piece blends rock, jazz, classical and traditional Indonesian music and also the use of the harp guitar. - John Doan

Havlicek, Peter See Historical Music below. See Historical Music below.

Hedges, Michael

www.nomadland.com

www.rootwitch.com

www.stropes.com

Live on the Double Planet (live versions of "Because it's There" and "The Double Planet")
Taproot
("Chava's Song")
Santabear's First Christmas
(studio version of "Double Planet" and "Carol Jean")
The Shape of the Land
(studio version of "Because it's There" and "Aurora/Nevermore")
A Winter's Solstice II
( Bach's "Prelude to Cello Suite #1 in G Major")
Strings of Steel
(live version of "Because it's There)
Best of/Greatest Hits (re-release of "Because it's There" and "Double Planet")

Michael is mostly known for his use of the Dyer Harp guitar on "Because its There" and "The Double Planet," both found on Live on the Double Planet. But he also toured extensively with a Knutsen Seattle harp guitar, and played the song "Torched" live on a harp guitar. - NB
According to Nate's notes at left, there are a total of 8 released Hedges tracks (of 6 compositions), all on a Dyer, I believe. Nate also lists 2 unreleased tracks, "Comfortably Numb" and No Expectations."

Henke, Brian
www.brianhenkeguitar.com
The Nature of Light Brian plays his custom one-of-a-kind "Dreamcaster" double-neck harp guitar on 4 cuts.
Hill, Charlie
www.charliehillguitar.com
The Landing Charlie plays a Merrill harp guitar solo for the last track.

Hobbs, Stacy

http://www.stacyhobbs.net

Together Alone (with Brad Hoyt and others)
Christmas Past
(with others)
Beyond Six Strings
Awakening of the Spirit
Christmas Melodies
Beggars’ Dance

Stacy’s albums (listed here) are entirely performed on two Dyer harp guitars. -NB
Holloway (Burwell), Scott
https://www.facebook.com
The Water is Wide: A Tribute to Stephen Bennett (with others)  

Howe, Steve (see Taylor, Martin) 

 

 

Hoyt, Brad

www.myspace.com/bradhoyt

Christmas Present: Fingerstyle Harp Guitar Music (with others)
Further Beyond Six Strings (with others)
Good Dogs, Bad Dogs, Best Friends (
with Gregg Miner and others)
Together Alone
On Together Alone, Brad Hoyt plays piano in duets with several well-known harp guitarists, and plays this arpa viola capiera - his own harp guitar variant - on one track.
Jackson, Stephanie
www.stephaniejackson.com
Coming Home
Hymns
Stephanie plays a nylon-string terz harp guitar by Mike Brittain in several solos on each CD.

Kline, James

See Historical Music below. See Historical Music below.
Klingler, John
www.cdbaby.com/cd/klingler
Record of a Moment John plays a Lark in the Morning harp guitar on two tunes: "Whales" and "Something Wrong Here."

Kush, Don
www.donkush.com

Standalone Don uses a Hewett harp guitar on one song for this album. -NB
Larose, Martin 
www.martinlarose.com
…Chemin St. Benoit Martin plays an Alan Beardsell harp guitar on a couple tracks.
Lancaster, Carter

carterlancaster.com

The Water is Wide: A Tribute to Stephen Bennett (with others)
Good Dogs, Bad Dogs, Best Friends (
with Gregg Miner and others)
Together Alone
(with Brad Hoyt and others)
Case Closed
Harp Guitar Dreams
Case Closed features Dyer harp guitar on over half the album.

LaVoie, Dan

www.danlavoie.com

Cause & Effect
Harp Guitar Dreams
Beyond Six Strings
Dan Lavoie

Dan’s uses a Spiller’s harp guitar for all songs. -NB

Lindley, David

www.davidlindley.com

(with Kaleidoscope)
Beacon From Mars
Side Trips        
David used a Gibson harp guitar on the groundbreaking group's first 2 albums in 1967! He tuned the sub-basses chordally.

Loy, Eric

www.ericloy.com

Trajectories
Wackazoid

Catapult
Counterpoint Guitar Solos

Eric’s guitar was made by Mark Kaiser at Fret repair in Franklin, Ohio. He uses it for "Sincerely summons no witness" and "Spider in the Kings palace" on Catapult and 1 track on Wackazoid. -NB  Eric also plays a Gibson harp guitar on 2 tracks of Counterpoint. - Don Adams

Martin, Sean
http://www.fretsfreak.com/
Harp On It Sean plays Dyer and Knutsen harp guitars on these solos.

McKee, Andy

www.andymckee.com

Joyland
Harp Guitar Dreams
Gates of Gnomeria
Beyond Six Strings
Dreamcatcher

Joyland and Gates feature at least one harp guitar tune each. On Dreamcatcher Andy uses his Spiller’s harp guitar on four of the eleven songs. -NB

Medley, Keith
keithmedleymusic.com
Ride Keith plays his own 27-string harp guitar invention on all tracks.

Miner, Gregg

www.minermusic.com

The Water is Wide: A Tribute to Stephen Bennett (with others)
Christmas Presen
t: Fingerstyle Harp Guitar Music (with others)
Further Beyond Six Strings (with others)
Good Dogs, Bad Dogs, Best Friends
(with special guests)
Together Alone (with Brad Hoyt and others)
Harp Guitar Dreams
Christmas Past
(with others)
Beyond Six Strings
A Christmas Collection, Vol 1 & 2
On the two Christmas Collection CDs, Gregg uses a family of six Knutsen harp instruments, a Dyer, two different Gibsons, a 12-bass Harwood, and a Swedish harp guitar by Klingberg. The 4 harp guitar tracks are duplicated on Christmas PastDogs features several harp guitar solos, plus guest appearances by other harp guitarists, including Stephen Bennett.
Morgan, Joe
Moran, David & Morgan, Joe

www.moranandmorgan.com

The Water is Wide: A Tribute to Stephen Bennett (with others)
Good Dogs, Bad Dogs, Best Friends (
with Gregg Miner and others)
On Their Best Behavior
David Moran plays hammered dulcimer while partner Joe Morgan plays a Sedgwick harp guitar.
Oorts, Paul

www.karenashbrook.com

Spring Will Come (Karen Ashbrook)
Carol of the Bells
(Jody Marshall)
Paul plays his Sedgwick harp guitar on 3 tracks (1, 2 & 10) of his wife, Karen Ashbrook's CD, and guests on Track 9 of Jody Marshall's Christmas CD.
Nykken
nykken.com/
Fager som en Ros Verlene Schermer plays a Benoit Meulle-Stef 21-string harp guitar on 6 tracks.
Peterstorfer, Harald
www.haraldpeterstorfer.com
Konigskinder Harald plays one piece on a classical guitar with added super-trebles.
Powell, Dave and/or
Rex James

www.rexjames.com
Further Beyond Six Strings (with others)
Engine 7
Acoustic Planet
(custom CDR)
Dave and Anthony Powell make up Rex James, using Anthony's hand-built harp guitars and harp mandolins. A few tracks with harp guitar (Dave) appear on each of these CDs.
Profundkontra
www.profundkontra.com
UI Harp guitarist Emmerich Haimer is one half of the duo Profundkontra, playing a Viennese harp guitar.
Roane, Stephen
www.facebook.com
String Pieces, Volume Two Stephen plays 2 tracks on a homemade harp guitar.
Schwartz, Dan

www.danschwartz.net

Guitar Meditations: Volume 2
Acoustic Relaxation
On Acoustic Relaxation, Dan plays a Charles Hoffman 5-sub-bass Dyer style harp guitar on 5 tracks in combination with other instruments (most also played by Dan). -FD
Guitar Meditations
features 2 new tracks featuring harp guitar, plus a new harp guitar version of a previous released tune.
Sharmat, Craig 
www.scoredog.tv
Bleu Horizons Craig plays a Woodley White harp guitar on 3 tracks.

Shinness, Tom

www.tomshinness.com

Christmas Present: Fingerstyle Harp Guitar Music (with others)
Harp Guitar Dreams
Escape, Vol 2
Beyond Six Strings
Escape
Translucent Harp
Many Waters

Translucent Harp has 8 solo harp guitar songs performed on a "10+6" Gibson which is half the album.  The other half uses an extremely wide variety of acoustic instruments. Escape (intended for "relaxation") primarily features the Gibson, with echo. Many Waters has one solo harp guitar piece, with HG also used on 3 other tracks . -NB/GM
Stevenson, Kevin Christmas Favorites for Harp Guitar Kevin plays a Dyer copy made by Steve Brown of Fullerton, CA.
Takai, Hirokatsu (Moheji)

https://www.facebook.com

The Water is Wide: A Tribute to Stephen Bennett (with others)
Further Beyond Six Strings (with others)
Hiro plays his own custom-made koto harp guitar.
Taylor, Martin Masterpiece Guitars (with Steve Howe)
Tone Poems II
(with David Grisman)
Martin plays a Gibson Style U on one track of Tone Poems II. On Masterpiece Guitars, he and Howe multi-track many of the late Scott Chinery's harp guitars on the last track, unfortunately making it difficult to hear all the (presumably wonderful) individual instruments.
Thomas, Matt
www.myspace.com/mattthomasguitar
The Struggle Matt plays a Merrill harp guitar on 3 tracks.
Titus, Jeff

http://webadrenaline.com/oracle/

Together Alone (with Brad Hoyt and others)
Harp Guitar Dreams
Wood Dragon
Jeff plays his Fred Carlson Harp-Sympitar on several tracks of his debut album.

Vandenberg, Fred
www.fredvandenberg.com

Off Fred plays his unique 33-course harp guitar, made by Michael Menkevich of Philadelphia on two tracks. -GM, NB

Verdery, Benjamin 
www.benjaminverdery.com

Some Towns and Cities A concept CD featuring other artists. Verdery plays a Dyer harp guitar on "San Francisco, CA."
Wahl, Simon
www.simonwahl.com
déjà vu Includes 3 tracks on a Sedgwick harp guitar.

Wahlberg, Andy

http://hometown.aol.com/harpgtrguy/audio.html

The Water is Wide: A Tribute to Stephen Bennett (with others)
Christmas Presen
t: Fingerstyle Harp Guitar Music (with others)
Further Beyond Six Strings (with others)
Please Play Me
Harp Guitar Dreams
Sun Moon Star Sky
Beyond Six Strings
Collections: Solos for Harp Guitar
Memorabilia

Andy uses either a Dyer or his Eddie Vila harp guitar for all his compositions and arrangements.
Weijters, Melle

www.melleweijters.com

When the Caged bird Sings Melle plays a vintage Gibson HG on 3 tracks of the album.
Werner, Adam
www.adamwerner.com
Signatures Adam plays his Lark in the Morning on two tunes.
Winston, George

www.georgewinston.com

The Renaissance Album (1 track on Windham Hill compilation)
Kolonahe by Keola Beamer (1 track)
On these recordings and DVD below, George plays either a Martin with a retrofitted 7th floating "C" string, or a custom 8-string Erwin Somogyi harp guitar (2 floating sub-basses). These are tuned for, and used mainly for Slack Key music.
Yasuda, Morihiko

English web pages

Born in the Air
I Hear the Wind Singing a Song
Morihiko plays Uchida harp guitars, inspired by John Doan's instrument. On Born in the Air (a compilation CD) he appears on 1 track on an "18-string Mignon Harp Guitar." On I hear the Wind (his debut album) he performs three solos on a 24-string concert harp guitar.
Zekley, Mickie & Elizabeth Clark

http://www.larkcamp.com/MickieElizabeth

Fiona’s Folly
Mooncoin
Mickie plays a Dyer harp guitar on 2 tracks each of Fiona's Folly and Mooncoin. Mickie pointed out that the sub-basses are used on "The Doleful King Of The Ghosts" on the former.

Non-conventional, Occasional or Peripheral Harp Guitar Music

Aerial Acoustics
www.aerialweb.com
Myriad Features 1 track (Nightime Conversation) with Dorothy Wagner playing accompaniment on the late Scott Chinery's Dyer Style 8.

DeGruy, Phil
www.guitarp.com
(CDs available from the Louisiana Music Factory)

Just Duet
Hello Dali

Innuendo Out the Other
Phil calls his instrument the "guitarp" - "a marriage between 7-string guitar (high A) and 10 short strings tuned in the upper register of a harp. (He) commissioned Jimmy Foster of New Orleans to build the first guitarp in 1983. In 1997, West Coast luthier Ralph Novak redesigned and built deGruy's present guitarp employing Novak's fanned-fret system."

Donahue, Tim

http://www.myspace.com/timdonahueguitar

Christmas Present: Fingerstyle Harp Guitar Music (with others)
Harp Guitar Dreams
Into the Light
Voices in the Wind
Marks Mountain Soundtrack
Still Dreaming
The Fifth Season

On his three earliest recordings, Tim plays an electric fretless harp guitar of his own design and creation. Voices in the Wind features a "fretless MIDI harp guitar," and Into the Light lists only a Gibson harp guitar.

Green, Todd
www.toddgreen.com

Celebration
Meditation
Awakening

Todd uses the 26 string Harpouditar (another Carlson creation) for the harp guitar songs on his albums. -NB

Les Mouvements

www.lesmouvements.com

Les Mouvements Les Mouvements is Christophe Godbille on fretless guitars (including a Tim Donahue fretless harp guitar on 5 tracks) and Pierre Rettien on drums.

Metheny, Pat

www.patmethenygroup.com

Pat Metheny Trio>Live
Imaginary Day
Quartet
Secret Story
New Chautauqua
Watercolors

Pat has used two harp guitars in his career - a "15-string" Gibson and Linda Manzer's "pikasso" guitar, created specifiaclly for Pat. He has recorded one solo on the latter - "Into the Dream" on Imaginary Day (studio) and PM Trio>Live (live version). It also appears on 1 or 2 ensemble tracks on Imaginary Day, Quartet and Secret Story.
The Gibson appears on one solo - "Legend of the Fountain" on Watercolors, plus background on a track of New ChautauquaThe liner notes of the early Metheny albums all list a "15-string harp guitar" - it is possible that this Gibson was a rare 9-bass version, a few of which are now known.

Sobol, Joseph

www.kiltartanroad.com

In the Deep Heart's Core
(Cast a Cold Eye: Vol 2 of Songs From the Poetry of W.B.Yeats)
10-string cittern player Sobol plays his Dyer harp guitar on 4 tracks of this album of Yeats' poetry set to new music.
Spolia, Rajan
www.snakemusic.8m.com

CDs available from:
www.nightcafe.co.uk 
Good Fortune
From Rajan: "The guitar in question is a one off that I commissioned to be built by Oakwood instruments (see Luthiers page - GM). It is the only one in existence. The sympathetic strings are strummed sometimes and the tuning varies depending on the Raga I'm playing at the time. At present I have one set tuned to: D E F G A Bb C# D and the other set to: D E F# G# A B C# D. I have only recorded 1 album with it - Good Fortune (my latest) and all the tracks use this guitar."
The Tea Party

www.teaparty.com

The Edges of Twilight
Lead guitarist Jeff Martin uses a 1916 Gibson harp guitar on "The Badger" and "Shadows On The Mountainside" - but I am not convinced that he plays any of the sub-bass strings. He is also seen on the band's DVD playing the latter song on the Gibson. The Canadian band has numerous other albums - inclusion of harp guitar on those is unknown. - GM (thanks to Stephen Sedgwick)

 

Historical Music CDs featuring harp guitar
Boni, Simona

www.simonaboni.it

Luigi Mozzani: opere per chitarra Simona's research on Mozzani led to her world premiere recording of Mozzani’s “Opera for Guitar”.  The one arm Mozzani chitarra lyra (“lyre” harp guitar with 3 sub-bass strings) used on the recording once belonged to Sara Stegani, a leading student of Mozzani. -FD 
Note: This work is for 6-string guitar, and the sub-bass strings are not utilized (other than sympathetically).
Cinelli, Dennis with Patrick O'Brien
www.cinellimusic.com
Two Guitars in Vienna: Guitar Duets of Johann Kaspar Mertz Dennis performs Romantic music on  copy of the 1856 Scherzer "10-string guitar."
David, Andreas with Brauneis, Katja
www.musiker-andreas-david.de/
Servus Wien Andreas plays a 6-bass Viennese harp guitar to accompany Katja in traditional Viennese song.
Deschenes, Jean
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Viennese Telegramme (features Ensemble Strauss-Lanner, Ensemble Johann Schrammel, Trio Kaffeehaus)
Musik à la Schrammel (Ensemble Johann Schrammel)
Im Kaffeehaus (Trio Kaffehaus)
Christmas in the Alps (T.K.)
Strauss-Schubert-Lanner in Grinzing (T.K.)
Bouquet (Transatlantik Schrammel)
Based in Montreal, Jean plays the "contraguitar (bass guitar with 15 strings)" in several groups, including: Ensemble Johann Schrammel, Trio Kaffeehaus, and Transatlantik Schrammel. - GM, MS

Doan, John

www.johndoan.com

The Lost Music of Fernando Sor John plays the rare 1830 harpolyre, a close "harp guitar cousin," in the first recording of Sor's works for the instrument. 
Duo Stadlmayr-Kroupa 

Document Records, Vienna, Austria

Vol. 1-Konzert Im Wiener Jazzl
Live Beim Waidacker Im Liebhar
Vol. 2-Live Konzert Im Wiener
A Viennese duo featuring accordion and schrammel guitar. 99% vocal (harmonies with passionate vibrato).
Fleischlinger, Karel 
www.fleischlinger.cz
Souvenir Romantique Karel plays a romantic guitar with 2 floating basses on this CD.

Gambetta, Beppe

www.beppegambetta.com

Traversata
Serenata
Beppe is a modern flat-picker, but also authentically recreates early 1900s Italian harp guitar music with partner Carlo Aonzo. Beppe plays a 14-course Antonello Saccu harp guitar on Traversata with David Grisman & Carlo, and a 10-course Saccu on Serenata with Carlo.
Havlicek, Peter

www.peterhavlicek.at

Alles Gute! (with Traude Holzer)
Kronjuwelen
(as part of Neue Wiener Concert Schrammeln)
Zamona
(as part of Neue Wiener Concert Schrammeln)
Tanz
(as part of Neue Wiener Concert Schrammeln)
Rejodelt
(guest with the group Mischwerk)
Peter plays Schrammelgitarre (traditional Viennese harp guitar) in several ensembles.
Hawkins, Tyler

homepage.mac.com/tylerhawkins/

Bach on Seventeen Strings Tyler plays a unique 17-string harp guitar that was conceptualized by Toronto guitar instructor/composer Ted Lebar and built by Canadian luthier Sergei de Jonge.

Kline, James

http://www.elevenstrings.com/

Christmas Present: Fingerstyle Harp Guitar Music (with others)
Further Beyond Six Strings (with others)
A Feather Upon the Shore
(with Bardou)
Beyond Six Strings
Bardou
Troubadour's Odyssey
Music of the Lost Cathedral
Baroque Music
Renaisance and Celtic Music

James plays an 11-string arch guitar, which he designed based on ideas of arch guitar innovator Peter Blanchette. It combines the lutes and guitars from the 16th thru 18th centuries. He has also added an attachable body section with treble strings! His recordings cover a wide range of historical music, with some arrangements leaning towards contemporary.

Marasco, Riccardo

http://www.riccardomarasco.it/inglese/diario.htm

Il Bacchino
Il Porcellino
Canti Popolari Toscani
L'ammucchiata
Vecchia  Toscana
Ma Firenze la Cognoschi
Pace Non Piu' Guerra
La Tradizione Toscana - Live (VHS Video)

Riccardo uses two different 3-bass harp guitars, a Mozzani ("the legendary lyra guitar "Ala di aquila" ["Eagle's Wing"] that did belong to Italo Meschi"), and a unlabeled instrument "dated 1870."

 

Mendle, Jon 
yogaofmusic.tripod.com
L'Infidele Jon performs on an 11-string arch-guitar made by Alan Perlman.

Neuwirth, Roland & Extremschrammeln

www.extremschrammeln.at/

Guat Drauf
Waß da Teufel, live Double-CD
Essig & Ö
Moment, der Christbaum brennt
I hab an Karl mit mir
Nr.9 Die Pathologische
Geschrammelte Werke (DCD) best of Extremschrammeln, Double-CD
Nachtschicht

Roland is "the most popular player of Viennese Schrammel Music. However, Neuwirth and his group - (two violines, one "Kontragitarre", "Knöpferl" Harmonica - a special kind of accordeon - one vocal) consistently reinvent the genre, never getting stuck in tradition. If need be, they integrate aspects of  Blues, Funk, Jazz or Rock´n Roll - all accompanied with lyrics in typical Viennese dialect."

Schneiderman, John (with Oleg Timofeyev on Czar's Guitars)

www.johnschneiderman.com

The Czar's Guitars: Souvenirs of Russia
Napoleon Coste
(Program: Souvenirs, Recreation du Guitariste, Op. 51)

John is a virtuoso player of all forms of lute, and also plays a 7-string guitar (Coste's "floating 7th bass string"-style instrument) on this recording.  Czar's Guitars features Russian harp guitar on several tracks.

Smits, Raphaella

www.rsmits.com

Early 19th Century Guitar Music Raphaella plays a c.1830 Mirecourt "romantic guitar" with a floating 7th string. The material includes virtuoso works by Legnani and Mertz.
Timofeyev, Oleg (with John Schneiderman)
www.semistrunka.com
The Czar's Guitars: Souvenirs of Russia Czar's Guitars features Russian harp guitar on several tracks.
Torosian, Brian
https://www.facebook.com
Christmas Present: Fingerstyle Harp Guitar Music (with others)  

Various Artists

http://www.trikont.com/catalogue/223_schrammeln/223_schrammeln.html

Schrammeln: Soul Music of Old Vienna This compilation CD available from Trikont features 12 ensembles: Lanner­Quartett, Strohmayer­Quartett, Trocadero­Ensemble, Waldschnepfen­Terzett, Schrammelquartett Pepi Wichart, Maxim­Quartett, Original Wiener Trio, Wiener Piccolo­Duett, Zither­Quartett Rupp­Krause, Quartett Lenz, Neuwirth Extremschrammeln, Soul Music of old Vienna.

The Vienna Thalia Quartet

http://members.vienna.at/thalia/welcome.html

Music from OLD VIENNA I + II This group, featuring Heinz Hromada on "Bass-Guitar" (or "Contra-Guitar"), has recorded two CD's of authentic Schrammelmusik. Check out their full list of audio samples.
Zaczek, Brigette

http://www.spinnst.at/BZ/

Romantic Guitar II
Romantic Guitar
On these 2 CDs, Brigette plays 3 rare romantic guitars with either 1 or 2 floating sub-bass strings - a Lacote and Stauffer (used on 8 Coste selections on Vol II), and a Ries (4 selections by Coste, Schubert/Mertz and Strauss/Mertz on Vol I).

 

Vintage Recordings featuring harp guitar 
Bo, César

Golden Era CD G.E.15 available from:
Fine Fretted String Instruments

César Bo: 11 string Guitar, 1955 César plays 26 tracks on an "11-string guitar," with 8 strings on the neck and 3 floating. See Players for additional information.
Butin, Roy H.

Golden Era CD G.E.21 available from:
Fine Fretted String Instruments

On CD: 

Classical Mandolin Orchestras & Solos, 1904-1938

Roy accompanies two American mandolin virtuosos on a harp guitar (likely a Dyer): 2 tracks by  Samuel Siegel, and 3 tracks by Valentine Abt.
78s by Valentine Abt

Manzanillo (Robyn, Arr. Abt), with Roy H. Butin on harp-guitar. Victor 78 rpm record, #16005-A, August 5, 1908 . LCCN: 0223/0534 and 0223/0535.

Sweet Memories (Abt), with Roy H. Butin on harp-guitar. Victor 78 rpm, #16005-B, August 5, 1908

Artists’ Valse (Abt). Score written but unpublished. Recorded with Roy H. Butin on harp-guitar. Victor 78 rpm, #5590, August 12, 1908

Artists’ Valse (Abt). Score written but unpublished. Recorded with Roy H. Butin on harp-guitar. Victor 78 rpm (reissue) #16055-A, originally recorded August 12, 1908 . LCCN: 0223/0878 and 0223/0880.

78 recordings information Copyrighted (C) 2003 by Dr. John L. Abt in "The Biography of Valentine Abt: Mandolin and Harp Virtuoso, Composer, and Teacher, 1873-1942" ISBN: 0972173668
Cammarato, G.

Rounder Records

Italian String Virtuosi Two 1929 recordings (Ricordi and Tu Sei La Sola) by this player appear on this Rounder compilation CD.  Cammarato is clearly using a harp guitar, though it is not credited (a low D and B are used, with the guitar tuned near a=-435 Hz). -GM (thanks to Tony Klein)
Galimberti, Federico

Golden Era CDs G.E.1 & G.E.16 available from:
Fine Fretted String Instruments

Classical Guitar 78 RPM recordings, 1912-1941
Gut String Virtuosos, 1925-1943
Galimberti plays a Luigi Mozzani chitarra lyra ("lyre" harp guitar) on 2 tracks on G.E.1 and 1 track on G.E.16. See Players for additional information.
Kalama's Quartet

available from Cord International

Early Hawaiian Classics The quartet featured Bob Nawahine on harp-guitar. 
Moore, Sam & 
Davis, Horace
"My Old Hawaiian Home-Waltz" /" Isle Of Sweethearts-Waltz" (Date?) 78 recording featuring Octo-Chorda and Harp-Guitar.
Ossman-Dudley Trio

available from Amazon.com
Archeophone Records

Fine Fretted Instruments
 

From Cake-Walk to Ragtime
Stomp and Swerve
G.E.31: Vess L. Ossman, 5-String Banjo 1910-1916
Banjoist Vess Ossman's group included harp guitarist Dudley. These 3 Compilations each include 1 or 2 songs by the trio.

Taraffo, Pasquale

Released on CD by sugarmusic.com.
As of September, 2004, mandolinist Carlo Aonzo says that anyone who may want a copy of the Taraffo CD can send him an email at carlo@aonzo.com He will provide payment details and he will personally make sure the order is processed. - FD

 
O Reua Pasquale Taraffo was a virtuoso harp guitarist and composer from Genova, Italy. He lived from 1887 to 1937. I believe the recordings on this CD would have been made in the late 1920s or early 1930s. The sound quality is quite good for recordings from that era. The first 11 tracks on the CD are harp guitar solos. Tracks 12-18 are duos with his brother Pietro. Tracks 19 and 20 include Pietro and a mandolinist. Tracks 23 and 24 seem to include Pietro on harmonica. - FD
Troupe Fattorusso

Rounder Records

Italian String Virtuosi On the same compilation CD as Cammarato above, this group performs two tracks (Piedigrotta and 'E Casacavalle) with violin, mandolin and (uncredited) harp guitar.
Written Music

Stephen Bennett

Over 50 harp guitar tabs of Stephen's compositions and arrangements have now been published Available from www.harpguitar.com
John Doan Offers tablature of much of his harp guitar music Available from www.johndoan.com
Michael Hedges Because It's There tab Available from www.stropes.com
Michael Hedges Chava's Song tab & other Hedges harp guitar material Available from www.rootwitch.com
Andy McKee Dreamcatcher Songbook
 Includes CD and VCD
(Tab of 4 harp guitar songs composed or arranged by Andy)
Available from www.andymckee.com
A. Holmgren, 1894

Valda Sanger for Guitarr

Includes two pieces for harp guitar accompaniment. One includes a low open D.

Josef Fahrbach, Vienna 

Studies for 6 and 12-string guitar (12-course harp guitar with 6 sub-basses)

Video Recordings featuring harp guitar 

Anderson, Muriel

A Guitarscape Planet Distributed by Concert Hot Spot
Bennett, Stephen  Harp Guitar Repertoire
Harp Guitar Basics
Stephen Bennett: Live!

Harp Guitar Artistry
Distributed by Mel Bay
Doan, John Celtic Pilgrimage
Primal Twang
In Search of the Harp Guitar
 
PBS Christmas Special
Live solo harp guitar
"Primal Twang" features 3 songs (1 on Harpolyre) and Interview with John

"In Search of" produced by Fisher-King

Hedges, Michael  Windham Hill in Concert Michael performs "Because It's There." - Don Adams
Loy, Eric Guitar Antics Includes a couple selections on his Mark Kaiser harp-guitar, in new 3-camera studio footage and one repeated at a live show.
Metheny, Pat Speaking of Now Live Pat does a piece on his Manzer Pikasso.
Winston, George Seasons In Concert George plays 3 selections on his 8-string Erwin Somogyi harp guitar (2 floating sub-basses). These are tuned and used for Slack Key music.
Shanachie, 2000 Times Ain't Like They Used To Be Features brief footage of a group that greets FDR at a train station ca. World War II in this PBS documentary. The guitarist plays a Gibson harp guitar, with the bass headstock smack in front of FDR's face. As is often the case with historical players, he does not play the sub-basses.
Music on Earth, 2003 Julian Bream: My Life in Music In the Special Features, Bream very briefly discusses his Maccaferri harp guitar, and a still photograph is shown.

 

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