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Rodney Branigan
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  • London, Surrey
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My favorite band
Nickel Creek
My website
http://www.brokenguitars.com
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I like to travel. Fortunately, my music allows me to do that a lot. In 2007, I was the first non-classical western (and American, much less Texan) artist to be invited by the Ministry of Education for the People's Republic of China to lecture and perform for the Tian Jian Conservatory of Music. While there though I also performed for the MIDI School of Music, which was an underground music school teaching western jazz, pop, and rock and roll without the approval or authorization of the government until 2000, Communist China used to be a dangerous place to do anything without the governments approval. I was most honored by the latter opportunity.
In 2008, I did a tour of India that was sponsored by the Times of India. Along the way I played for the most common people living on the street to the remnants of the Raj and made a DVD of that tour (Available in music stores September 2009). I was having dinner in a western cafe in Mumbai when that city was a target of organized terrorism. This life of travel is not all loveliness.
I have played music professionally for 13 years and have had to re evaluate my goals quite frequently along the way. First it was the Rock and Roll dream of my childhood. That was quashed when my first record deal offer from Atlantic Records was swept off of the table by a collapsing music industry. Second was to make a living doing the thing that I enjoy most, entertaining. I have been quite successful at that one, though much harder work than I expected. The third was to experience as much of the world at large and its people as possible. I am still quite busy with that one. The fourth is that when the day comes that I can no longer live this musicians lifestyle, I would like to write a book about my experiences that would be as exciting for the people reading it as the real thing was for me. And the fifth and final goal that I have now is to not be a bitter and burnt out old man when it is all said and done because while I was living in Nashville I saw the remnants of the last generation of music makers and quite a few were just that.

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Guitar Techniques Masterclass

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 3:49am 0 Comments

Guitar Techniques Rodney Branigan  Masterclass - front cover dvd and 5 page feature 3 months in a row Aug2011

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At 2:43am on July 17, 2013, The Silver Snails said…

Hey Rodney, I really enjoyed your video 'Muddy Jesus'. Can't believe you did all the production. The art design is very nice! My wife and I do our own videos as well, though we have have friends who help with camera work, direction, and editing. Here is an example:

http://thesilversnails.com/videos/

Nick sez you are interested in co-touring in Italy. This is possible. -Lucas Ward

At 2:03pm on July 16, 2013, Kim Hood said…

Hi Rodney, I'm a friend of Del Puckett.  I saw you, gosh, 8 or 9 years ago in ABQ thanks to him.  I saw y'all play at UNM, too.  And then I saw you at Low Spirits the other night.  You are just awesome!  I really enjoyed it.  I'm glad you're still going after it, and doing what you do.  Maybe next time I'll get you to autograph my cds!  Have a great day!

At 1:36pm on October 16, 2011, James Perry said…
I'm good Rodney I hope your doing great as well can't wait to see you again someday
At 1:35pm on October 16, 2011, James Perry said…
I'm good Rodney I hope your doing great as well can't wait to see you again someday
At 7:04am on March 11, 2010, Cheri Antoinette said…
I just spent five minutes watching a music video and laughing at the guy playing double neck like he thinks hes a god.

See what you did?
At 7:18pm on February 17, 2010, Nicholas D. Ward said…
Thank's for the LOVE my friend!
At 7:06pm on February 17, 2010, James Perry said…
I'm doing good Rodney how about you I hope everything is going great for you can't wait to see you again maybe this time we can jam if you have time see you when yur back in Texas. Jimmy
At 2:20pm on February 17, 2010, Rodney Branigan said…


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