Self Committed Members of The Asylum for Art
These are the Folks Who Have Performed, Taught or Otherwise Been Involved Here
Scott Arnold, Guitarist, Banjoist, Tombonist
Scott Arnold, RMT (ARMT), Off-Campus Instructor (MRU), Guitarist, Banjoist, Trombonist, Guitar Guru (CBC), Counter-Culture Nomad (CBC), Author, Photographer, Dog Sledder, self committed member of the Asylum for Art, all 'round nice guy and graw as ...
Bob Erlendson, Pianist, Composer
Bob Erlendson, highly respected in jazz circles, has played piano professionally for over 50 years! Best known for educating Lenny Breau in jazz theory, his original composition “Lullaby” was published in “Guitar Player Magazine” 1983. He was featured for the documentary “The Genius of Lenny Breau” (1999) and was a consultant on the book “One Long Tune: The Life and Music of Lenny Breau” published in 2006 by University of North Texas Press and written by Ron Forbes-Roberts.
Nikko Forsberg, Guitarist
Nikko Forsberg ... This is my Rifle. This is my my gun ... There are many like it, but this one is mine ... Without my gun, I am useless. My rifle without me is useless ... Do you get it? This is me ... My guitar and my brain and heart are my rifle here to slaughter the idea of writers block or any limits to music playing or theory ... I didn't get here by taking it easy ... I took it by the gonads ... Heroes and foes alike assisted me in my findin the path to my true religion ... Music is my god ...
Mike Watson, Guitarist
Take the influences of 1920s and 1930s Delta blues, play it through amps and recording technologies of the 1950s, and filter it through the musical sensibilities of a child of the grunge-era 90s, and you have Mike Watson's band, the 6L6's
Tim Williams, Guitarist, mondolinist
Tim Williams, a 40 year veteran of the roots music scene in North America, is a blues-based singer/ songwriter/ multi- instrumentalist, and is in constant demand. Inspired by the Hillbilly and Western Swing music he heard as a child, Tim absorbed late Fifties Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll, Hawaiian and Mexican music, early Sixties Folk, and Bluegrass 'like a sponge' before discovering a passion for traditional blues styles which was fueled by seing many first generation blues musicians live during the 'Blues Boom' of the mid and late Sixties.