Dan McAvinchey

Displaying 61 - 72 of 222
April-May 2014

I play instrumental blues and rock. Freddie King`s instrumental records really had an impact on me. I can`t sing but those records showed me there`s still a lot you could say without vocals.

April-May 2013

I wanted this CD to sound like four musicians jamming live in a studio, and if that`s what it sounds like to someone, then that makes it better.

April-May 2013

The unexpected success of "Fill The Sky" has spawned tons of other peripheral stuff that also requires a lot of time and effort such as interviews, endorsements, and guest appearances.

February-March 2013

I`m not taking myself to seriously. And I think that`s a good thing... music is supposed to be fun.

December-January 2012

I`ve got a killer new record out on Lion Music which is being promoted with a digital, electronic press kit (EPK).

August-September 2012

My listening isn`t biased towards guitar players. In fact, I think I might even avoid seeking out guitar players` recordings, because I`ve had better luck trying to get clear about my own approach to the instrument.

February-March 2012

I had several proposals with major labels, but now the music business is really hard - no one does anything serious for you.

December-January 2011

Today it is quite hard to set yourself apart in the instrumental rock domain. There are a lot of great guitarists! Unfortunately, lots of them do the same kind of stuff.

October-November 2011

Instrumental music is pure and real music! It has all the focus on the music and not on some cheap love story. The most exquisite music does not need words to express itself.

October-November 2011

I believe the Internet it`s a great window to the world, it`s a great tool to communicate with other musicians, and people who can help you with your career; it`s definitely great for business!

August-September 2011

Phrasing is what makes the big difference between just mindless noodling and a great guitar solo in my opinion. Think more about which notes you play and when you play them.

April-May 2011

If you want respect, get out of the music business (laughs)! If you love what you are doing, it will show and you will gain respect. People who buy records like how songs move them no matter the skill level.


Dan McAvinchey is a guitarist and composer living in Raleigh, NC.

He believes every musician or composer has the power to write, record and release their own music.

Guitar Haus

His 1997 CD release on Guitar Nine was entitled "Guitar Haus".

Send comments or questions to: