Nick Rossi

TK Smith Newsletter

For years Jill and I have tried to create a consistent Newsletter but have never been able to keep up. Even though we’ve wanted to share whats going on in the shop, talk about new guitars, pickups, who’s visiting and processes that we’re working on, sitting down in front of the computer to get it out monthly just seemed impossible. But the idea has always been there.

We needed someone else to take over the task so when thinking about who knows me, who knows the kind of music and sound I’m into and who can actually write, Nick Rossi was the first person who came to mind.

We first met Nick when he came out to write the story about the shop in Fretboard Journal #32. We couldn’t believe how well he communicated what I wanted to say.  And at the same time, we gained a new friend. So starting this month, Nick is taking over the reigns of the “In The Shop” newsletter. I wanted to take a minute and introduce Nick and let you know who’s actually taking the time to let everyone know what we’re up to on a monthly basis.

Nick’s a guitarist, bandleader, writer and historian. He has devoted much of his life to the study and practice of traditional jazz and American music. Born in San Diego, he now lives in his adopted town of San Francisco. Nicks also a performer both here in the USA and abroad. Besides writing for publications like the Fretboard Journal, he’s also done essays in release by Ace and RPM records among others. Like us, Nick is into art, architecture and design of the 20th century. So we have a lot in common.

Now that there’s a new face and name behind “In The Shop”, you’ll be hearing from us on a more consistent basis. Please reach out if you have any questions or comments that you would like to see in upcoming months.

And if you are not currently on our mailing list, you can sign up at the top of the sidebar on the right for my “In The Shop” newsletter.

Welcome Nick! We’re glad you’re here.

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