The Teja Gerken & Doug Young Duo has released a new single, featuring an arrangement of the traditional “The Water is Wide.” Available on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services (please consider following us!), and also on video:
Doug Young and I are looking forward to share an afternoon of music with our good friend, Celtic and traditional fingerstyle master Steve Baughman. We’ll be at Old St. Hilary’s Landmark in Tiburon, California on Sunday, August 22nd. This is a wonderful venue with great acoustics in a stunningly beautiful setting. Worth a trip from other parts of the Bay Area! Info here: https://landmarkssociety.com/events/concerts/.
We’re really excited to finally have an album releaser show for DUETS, which will also be our first live show in more than a year! Please join us at the Backroom outdoor music series in Berkeley on Sunday, June 13, at 4PM!
TEJA GERKEN & DOUG YOUNG DUO + PETE MADSEN AT THE BACKROOM – OUTDOORS SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 4PM 1984 BONITA AVE., BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA RESERVATIONS AND TICKETS AT WWW.BACKROOMMUSIC.COM
I recently had a request for the music to “5927 California Street,” the opening tune from my Postcards album. This ran in Acoustic Guitar back in 2012, but I found the music file, so I decided to share it for folks who’d like to learn to play the tune. Download the PDF HERE, and you can listen to the tune on Spotify! If you download the music and feel like making a donation, I’m at paypal.me/tejagerken. And if you make a recording or video of the piece, I’d love to hear or see it. Enjoy!
Very pleased to have done a cross-country collaboration with New York guitarist Charlie Rauh. Check out our take on the traditional Swedish lullaby “Vem Kan Segla Förutan Vind?” (“Who Can Sail Without Wind?”)!
The Teja Gerken & Doug Young Duo released its first completely new recording and video with their arrangement of Eric Skye’s “The Locktender’s Reel.”
Also available on Spotify, Apple Music, and other digital music hubs.
I had fun recording a video of my arrangement of Bach’s “Minuet in D Minor,” which I play in DADGAD tuning. Watch for an audio version of this coming to digital platforms soon!
We had a lot of fun expanding the Teja Gerken & Doug Young Duo into a quartet by inviting our friends Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor (aka Noctambule) to join us. The result is an arrangement that is based on the version found on the DUETS album, with Teja playing baritone guitar and Doug playing a high-tuned mini 12-string, but with the addition of ten-string cittern and mandolin. The project was recorded and produced remotely with social distancing in three different locations.
Teja Gerken and Doug Young’s album Duets is now available on CD and high-quality download via Bandcamp! Here’s an introduction to the album:
To order the album, please visit Bandcamp:
Teja Gerken and Doug Young are releasing their long-awaited joint effort, Duets. Fitting into the general description of “acoustic fingerstyle,” Duets is all about the organic, honest sound of two guitars. Inspired by the examples set by instrumental guitar duos ranging from folk-baroque legends John Renbourn and Bert Jansch to the sophistication of the Duo Assad, Gerken and Young seek to create arrangements that are larger than the sum of their parts. The duo also takes advantage of the timbres available through a dazzling array of tunings and by pairing a wide variety of guitars, which include steel-string acoustics, low-tuned baritones, metal-bodied resonators, full-size and miniature 12-strings, nylon-string classicals, and even an electric archtop jazz guitar.