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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Jon Gomm & Waterbrook Reserve Merlot

Jon Gomm is an English singer-songwriter with a style reminiscent of Michael Hedges. Like Hedges, he uses his guitar to create drum sounds, bass lines and melodies simultaneously. His songs draw on a range of influences and styles, including blues and soul.

Jon started playing ukulele at the age of two and began classical guitar lessons at the age of six. At twelve he was accompanying his father, a music critic, to blues gigs in his hometown of Blackpool and played electric guitar in the style of the rock greats as a teenager.
Jon turned down a place at Oxford University to study English and instead attended The Guitar Institute. While there, he paid his way through college playing jazz in café-bars and recording as a session guitarist. Later, he moved to Leeds to study in the jazz degree course at the Leeds College of Music. He started soloing while in Leeds and developed is current percussive style.
The tattoo on his arm is from the cover of the Michael Hedges album “Oracle.” His version of Chaka Khan’s “Ain’t Nobody” is one of my favorites. Enjoy!

I’m featuring a real steal tonight. Waterbrook’s Reserve Merlot was ranked #71 in Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012, especially at $18.00/bottle. It opens with a nosefull of black raspberries, plums, spice, which follow on the palate adding cherries, currents and chocolate. Really soft tannins and a very nice finish. It pairs nicely with the music of Jon Gomms.


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