Cover of ‘Sanvaro Nandnandan’ – Meera Bhajan in Raga Todi (Video)

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  Greetings everyone. One of my favorite bhajans (devotional songs) from Lata Mangeshkar’s album ‘Chala Wahi Des – Meera Bhajans’ is ‘Sanvaro Nandnandan’ in Raga Todi. This is a song celebrating and praising the beauty of Lord Krishna. Let me know what you think of my cover on Indian slide guitar. What do you think […]

Live Concert from den Bosch, Netherlands – Raga Jog (Video)

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Here is a great video from my recent tour of the Netherlands with the Dutch bansuri artist, Kees van Boxtel. Kees is a dear friend of mine now and it was extremely kind of him to invite me to Holland to perform with him on a small concert tour of various cities. This particular video […]

What is Indian Slide Guitar?

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The Indian Slide Guitar is a relatively new instrument created by modifying the Hawaiian steel guitar and arch top Jazz guitar. It first came about when a Hawaiian musician by the name of Tau Moe took up a residency at the Taj hotel in Calcutta during the 1940s. Moe was a great player of the […]

Performing in Deeg, Rajasthan (Video)

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On my first real concert tour of India in 2016, my great friend and mentor, Suraj Nirwan, invited me to accompany him to a performance at a Gaushala in remote Deeg, Rajasthan, a few hours south of Delhi. This was an amazing experience as I was allowed to ‘open’ for the main act at the […]

My Story Part 2

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At the conclusion of Hindi intensive course, us students returned to Delhi to begin our formal coursework and move into our respective flats. I shared a large flat on the first floor in north Delhi’s Model Town with five other students. Since I was attending one of the largest universities I personally had ever seen, […]

My Story

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Not having much of a plan or a clear direction for my academic life attending the University of California at Santa Cruz, I signed up for a 6-month study abroad program in Delhi, India in 2007 during my junior year. I was a musician at the time, having played the guitar from about age 11, […]