Santa Fe City Historian and Associate Professor Andrew Lovato, Ph.D., released his new book, “The Big Book of Blues Guitar: The History, The Greats―And How to Play” in December.
About the book, from Amazon website:
The book covers the history of the guitar and of the blues, including a personal appreciation of the great musicians who have shaped the genre and created such an awe-inspiring legacy. Lovato’s system of blues guitar instruction, built on his lifetime of teaching, can bring musicians of any level to a rewarding and creative lifelong relationship with the guitar as well as immersion in its blissful union with the blues.
Andy has been teaching guitar at SFCC for more than 30 years. He has taught over 1,000 people to play guitar (one out of every 80 people in Santa Fe). He is the author of Santa Fe Hispanic Culture: Preserving Identity in a Tourist Town, The Year Zozobra Escaped: Featuring Zozobra’s Great Escape, and Elvis Romero and the Cosmic White Corvette. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees from UNM and a bachelor’s degree from College of Santa Fe. In 2008, he was selected as a Fulbright Scholar.