THE JEFF BEASLEY
Jeff Beasley's solo guitar style is a distillation of traditional
and progressive influences. One of Jeff's earliest childhood memories is improvising
guitar to his mother's favorite Beatles and Motown records. He was given his
first guitar at age 7, and quickly graduated to the influence of progressive
bands. During his school-age years, Jeff devoured any new music he could lay
his hands on. At age 9 he picked up an audio cassette he happened to find lying
on the side of the road. He took it home and memorized all the guitar licks.
The year was 1972. Another of Jeff’s favorite memories is listening to
the King Biscuit Flower Hour radio broadcast. In his early teens, his ambition
to be a professional guitarist took hold. After graduating high school, Jeff
pursued formal music degrees at the University of North Alabama. To fund his
education, he worked summers in a box factory.
Jeff Beasley remembers relentlessly analyzing scales and arpeggios
throughout his shifts, in order to get his practice time in. In college, Jeff
acquired a firm basis in music theory and classical guitar. He specialized in
neoclassical techniques. Early in his career as a solo musician, Jeff developed
a friendship with Eddie "Spanky" Alford and gained a strong foundation
in jazz guitar under his tutelage. It is no exaggeration that Jeff's debut instrumental
(2006), is the fruition of an entire life of musical study and intro / retrospection.
"Tiebreaker" showcases Jeff's truly virtuosic guitar
skills and mind-boggling versatility and is dedicated to all those who paved
the way to his professional success. Jeff currently resides in Huntsville, Alabama,
USA. During breaks in recording, he teaches privately in Huntsville and is on
The National Guitar Workshop faculty in Nashville, TN. He writes the column
"Lethal Guitar" for the nationally-distributed guitar magazine "Musicians
Hotline". He is endorsed / endorses RKS Guitars, THD Amplifiers, DiMarzio
Pick-Ups, Ensotec Cables, Knucklehead Strings, Keeley Electronics, and In Tune
A. Commercial Music, B. A. Classical Guitar, University of North Alabama.
INSTRUCTORS: David Brown, Ph.D., James Allen, Randy Lindsay, Eddie
PRESS / PUBLICATIONS: "Guitarist Network Magazine", "Hot Stuff
Magazine", "Music and Arts in Alabama", "Music For The World
Magazine", "Musicians Hotline Magazine", "Lethal Guitar
AWARDS: MCA Talent Search Winner, 1981 / Alabama Assemblies Orchestra
Member of the Year, 1991 / MOVA Semifinalist, 2003.
ENDORSEMENTS: RKS Guitars, THD Amps, DiMarzio Pick-Ups, Ensotec Cables,
Knucklehead Strings, Keeley Electronics, In Tune Guitar Picks.
SKILLS: Electric, acoustic, classical guitar.
PROFESSIONAL: 20 years full-time guitar instructor, 30 years combined
performance, studio, and instruction; Faculty member, National Guitar Workshop
(Nashville); Owner, GuitarSource3.com
JEFF HAS PLAYED OR PERFORMED WITH THE FOLLOWING ARTISTS: Eddie "Spanky"
Alford - John Mayer; Johnny Hiland; Rick Derringer; Gorky Park; Bad Company;
CCR; Edgar Winter Group; Jimmy Way - Chris Duarte; Carmine Appice - Rod Stewart
/ Ozzy Osbourne; Gary Rossington - Lynyrd Skynyrd; Stan Lassiter; Roy Vogt;
Damon Johnson; J. D. Blair - Shania Twain; Bob Carlisle; Razzy Bailey...
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING:
"Beasley really knows his stuff, great guitarist!"
Eddie "Spanky" Alford (John Mayer).
"Wow! Neoclassical mayhem... Jeff radiates confidence in his notes and
fierce technical ability, yet can also show restraint... looking forward to
hearing more!" Guitarist Network.
"Jeff Beasley's material is very impressive ... high quality." Guitar
for the Practicing Musician.
"Great dynamics, great flow, excellent attack on the strings..." Ron
PRESS KIT: Available on request (contact info
RELATED LINK: Jeff
Beasley - Tiebreaker (review)