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Jonathan Epley

I grew up playing guitar in the mountains of East Tennessee. An initial interest in the instrument came from my uncle, well known Martin historian and luthier John Arnold. There were many excellent guitarists in and out of John's shop I met at an early age, including Norman Blake and Doc Watson. ​The unique opportunity of watching some of the world's greatest acoustic guitar players in the world in such an intimate atmosphere proved to be too much to resist, and soon I had picked up a guitar of my own and started hacking away. I have melded this Bluegrass/Folk upbringing with Jazz, Electric Slide Guitar, Blues, and Progressive Rock to create a sound that is unique yet hopefully identifiable.


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Intermediate to advanced


I have performed all around the world as a Jazz and Blues/Rock guitarist. Studied Jazz Improvisation with Jamey Aebersold at the University of Louisville. Taught supplemental undergrad guitar lessons, jazz history for non-majors, and undergrad jazz combos while earning a Master's of Music Degree from the University of Louisville. Available for in person and skype lessons. Please contact me for references from previous/current students.

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I Remember You

From: Songbird
By Jonathan Epley


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