Thank you, Tosin Abasi!

new video!

Gustavo Assis-Brasil demonstrates some of his guitar tricks from his Hybrid Picking methods. Enjoy!

PDFs from some of the solos are available in our STORE!

Godin Guitars

Happy to announce I’m officially endorsing Godin Guitars.

I’ve been playing two of their synth access axes. The xtSA

and the Multiac Nylon SA

and I’m also playing their jazz box, the 5th Avenue Jazz

They are great instruments! They have great necks, sound, and the synth access is a great feature!


Strymon Timeline pedal

Hello Friends,

Just want to share some of the excitement I got from my new toys. I’ll be posting reviews, links and comments about some of them here in my blog.

Today is the DELAY day.

I recently got a Strymon Timeline. It’s a super cool delay machine with thousands of possibilities. I’m not endorsing this pedal (meaning their not paying me to talk about it), but I highly recommend it for musicians that want to spend a few extra dollars on a top notch delay unit. Their costumer service is great and they ship the pedal in less than 48 hous! This pedal has 12 different and independent machines that you can program into 200 presets. It also has a loop for each effect and a tap button, you can set on the go.

Here’s the link to the company. They have hundreds of sound clips and videos, demonstrating what their pedals can do.

Check it out!

here are some of my favorite sounds:

Jekerê Group led by José Pienasola this Friday!

I’m playing with bassist/friend Jose Pienasola’s Jekerê Group this Friday at The Red House Restaurant in Cambridge. Doug Johnson on piano, Ricardo Nuch on drums. The first set starts at 10:30pm. Stop by if you’re around! Thanks!

One Mission Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off

Dear Friends,

I am buzzing off my hair in an event to raise money for children and their families fighting pediatric cancer. It’s called the One Mission Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off and will be held on Sunday, June 3, at Gillette Stadium. All proceeds will benefit Children’s Hospital Boston and the vital programs and services they provide to help kids beat cancer.

I have chosen to buzz off my hair because the toll pediatric cancer takes on patients and their families is profound. Children must endure painful treatments and lengthy hospital stays while their families cope with unimaginable stress, anxiety, and financial strain. Your generous support will assist One Mission in funding vital programs and services that bring help, hope, care and support to pediatric cancer patients and their families.

Donating through this website is simple, fast, and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.

Many thanks for your support — and don’t forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!


Learn more about it here:

(in Portuguese)

Caros Amigos,

Estamos raspando nosso cabelo em um evento para arrecadar dinheiro para crianças e suas famílias lutando contra o câncer pediátrico. É chamado One Mission Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off e será realizado no domingo, 3 de junho, no Gillette Stadium. Toda a renda irá beneficiar o Children’s Hospital de Boston e os programas e serviços vitais que eles oferecem para ajudar as crianças no combate ao câncer.

Nós decidimos raspar nosso cabelo, pois o câncer pediátrico impacta profundamente os pacientes e suas famílias. As crianças passam por tratamentos dolorosos e permacecem em hospitais por longas temporadas enquanto as suas famílias lidam com um estresse inimaginável, ansiedade e dificuldades financeiras. O seu generoso apoio vai ajudar a missão no financiamento de programas e serviços vitais que trazem ajuda, esperança, cuidados e apoio para pacientes pediátricos de câncer e suas famílias.

A doação através deste website é simples, rápida e totalmente segura. Também é a forma mais eficiente para apoiar os nossos esforços de angariação de fundos.

Muito obrigado pelo seu apoio Рe ṇo se esque̤a de divulgar essa mensagem para quem voc̻ acha que pode querer doar tamb̩m!


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