Sam Andrew of "Big Brother and the Holding Company"

I was deeply saddened to hear of Sam Andrew's passing last month. He was a very gracious and warm person. Below is a rare concert video of an historic Seattle rock event where I was invited by Sam to play in his band, "Big Brother and the Holding Company" (Janis Joplin), for the entire show at Under the Rail in Seattle.

International Guitar Clinic at Ted Brown Music

I was fortunate enough to attend the pre-concert lecture/clinic for the Broadway Center's International Guitar Night. There, I had the privilege to meet three international masters of the guitar: classical guitarist Andrew York, guitar poet Brian Gore, and fingerstyle innovator Maneli Jamal. We discussed the music industry and varied approaches in composition and improvisation in a small group of Seattle-Tacoma area guitarists.

The International Guitar Night series, founded by Brian Gore, is a very important staple in today's contemporary guitar lineup. I highly recommend for anyone who has not seen this series to go see it next time it's in town! It is rare opportunity to see virtuosi of such caliber all performing on the same stage together! 

Leon Christian with Andrew York at Ted Brown Music for the International Guitar Night

Leon Christian with Andrew York at Ted Brown Music for the International Guitar Night

Give the gift of music through iTunes this holiday!

My album, "A Holiday Offering", is now available on iTunes! You can view it by clicking HERE! You can "gift" the digital album to a friend or loved one who uses Apple products this holiday season. Click here for instructions on how to gift this or any iTunes content

Happy holidays!


"A Holiday Offering" Now Available on CDBaby

Due to popular demand, I have reissued my Christmas album "A Holiday Offering" and it is now available for digital download on CDBaby! The album features solos and duets of myself and cellist Jeannie Christian, performing arrangements of popular traditional holiday tunes and light classical pieces, including selections like Pachelbel's Canon and Silent Night! You can download it here in both MP3 and CD-quality FLAC files (great for burning to disc!). It is also coming soon to iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and other download services soon!


Official YouTube Channel

I have just launched my new YouTube channel where I will be posting guitar performances, classical concert footage, educational tips, special songwriting features, and much more. Please subscribe to my channel here and LIKE and comment on my videos if you enjoy them! Here is a preview of things to come with a live cover of the Randy Rhoads guitar solo from Crazy Train! Thanks!