David Kraus, composer & guitarist
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My lovely handbuilt Santa Cruz steel string. The size of a classical guitar for great tone color and balance of every note while fingerpicking.
In concert during First Night ~ New Years Eve at the Montpelier, Vermont Unitarian Church.
My first guitar. A vintage 1958 Guild archtop. It hangs in my guitar gallery along with my other instruments in my large hallway.
In the studio recording demo tracks for the final recording of "Between Silence."
Kolkata, West Bengal (India) with my good friend Ravi, an accomplished tabla player and composer.
At my Dad's 80th birthday party. A good man who passed on in 2006, and is missed.
Kolkata, West Bengal (India) with good friends Ravi (Toronto by way of Mumbai), Muri (Uganda), & Fabio (Italy).
In concert with "Some Sort of Angel" at Trinity College, Burlington, Vermont. Seen: DK-composer/guitars; Clyde Stats-bass; Jamie Masefield-mandolin; Not seen: L) Gary Gordon-soprano/alto/flute; R) Mark Van Gulden-vibraphone/percussion.
On stage at The Barre Opera House (Vermont) playing with the incomparable blues & gospel singer & pianist Jane Sapp from New Orleans.
Listening to Bengali folk music at the apartment of my friend Asish in Kolkata, West Bengal (India.)
A lovely made Gretsch archtop with a beautiful jazz tone and great feel on the fingerboard.
Playing at being an angler on the Dog River in Berlin, Vermont.
Out in the mountains in Elmore, Vermont.
With musical friends in Holland. Beatrix, Vincent, and Ronald.
A younger me on a beach along Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
Such a great guitar. The Gretsch archtop with the floating pickup. What a sound.
Dad and mom visiting in Burlington, Vermont with Lake Champlain behind them. A better time before my father became ill.
The week I returned from India. I was living in Montpelier, Vermont here.
Playing a concert with Gary Gordon on sax & flute in Burlington, Vermont.
In concert outdoors in Putney, Vermont.
Playing a concert with the legendary composer and trumpeter, and founder of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Lester Bowie. What a great experience.
Just relaxing in my studio when I was living in Montpelier, Vermont.
The last frame of a video I made for a piece called "Intencion" from the album "Between Silence."
The cover from the album "Some Sort of Angel", my pancultural ensemble.
The cover from "Between Silence", a collection of original pieces for guitar.
Relaxed and happy at my new home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This is my new studio which had to be constructed to be made sound proofed. I like it :)
In Philly again :)
Just hangin' on a cool San Francisco day.
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