Fretless Guitar News – February 2018

Publishing this February newsletter a few days early as Tom Baker’s concert dates start on the first of Feb. As usual the newsletter will be updated as the month goes on, please send me your news!

The Forum

The Unfretted Forum is suffering from multiple account sign-ups followed by SPAM postings. So I’ve limited the accounts to Admin approval, so if you have a weird ID or suspicious looking email address, you don’t get to join. A direct email with a request to come on board is all that’s needed.


Tom Baker

Fretless Guitarist Tom Baker has three shows in February.

February 1
Thursday Feb 1 – MATRIO (Greg Campbell, Ha Yang Kim, James Falzone, Tom Baker) joins RESONANT BODIES (Andrew Drury and Stephanie Miller) for a night at the Royal Room, Seattle. 8PM start time.

February 12
February 16
The Seattle Improvised Music Festival is happening from Feb 10-17 (be sure to check out the complete festival info). Tom Baker will be doing two sets of music with some amazing artists – Monday February 12 (Royal Room) and Friday February 16 (The Chapel Performance Space). Both sets should be really interesting with great players in great venues… more info here.

Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal

Sons of Apollo

Catch Ron Thal playing with Sons of Apollo

sons of apollo

DAMJAX / Jack Mazzenga

Chatterbox Jack Mazzenga

DAMJAX (with Jack Mazzenga on fretless guitar) returns to Broken Earth Winery in Long Grove on Saturday February 10th. New music every time so expect the unexpected. Wait, that doesn’t really work, does it? If you’re expecting it then it’s not unexpected.. What we will do is deliver our usual larger than life sound.

DAMJAX gig Feb 2018

Album Releases

Eric Jackson

Turbulent Serenity (Reissue) Cover Art

Eric Jackson just released Turbulent Serenity (Reissue) on Bandcamp

Fat Knuckle Freddy

Fat Knuckle Freddy has just released an EP for 3 string fretless guitar in 72ET. 8 instrumentals. All the details on Bandcamp. It’s quite minimal, hence the title BONES.

Off site Interviews

Scott McGill

Scott McGill interviewed about his work with fretless bass player Percy Jones

Academy of Contemporary Music – Interview


DuDu Pimental

Dudu Pimental hails from Florianópolis, Brazil, here he is playing some great blues on a fretless electric guitar.


Fredrik Pihl

Amazing guitar work from Fredrik Pihl, nice shot of his double neck fretless Vigier midway…


One thought on “Fretless Guitar News – February 2018

  1. Added Fredrik Pihl video 1st February 2018
    Added DAMJAX gig 2nd February 2018
    Added Scott McGill interview 4th February 2018
    Added Jack Mazzenga Chatterbox gig 13th February 2018

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