Started: Age 13

Instruments: Guitar

Recordings: Two self-released EP's to date: Live EP and Valentine EP. A full length album is due to be released in late November 2006. Back-up vocals and flute on Jenny Owen Youngs' "Batten the Hatches" - Network 2007

Gear: Taylor 410 CE acoustic guitar Gretsch Electromatic electric guitar

Lesson Text: Guitar Songs With Bess Rogers Bess is a great teacher of guitar songs who will motivate you to learn many of the Folk classics she teaches at the beginner and intermediate level. Besides the guitar songs, you will also learn the techniques that are required to play them: barre chords, hammer-ons and pull-offs, boom-chick strumming, ornamenting a bassline, and Travis picking, among other techniques. Here are some of the guitar songs you can learn with Bess: "Auld Lang Syne," "By the Light of the Silvery Moon," "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."