Alexander ("Sandy") Shalk has been performing on guitar for over 35 years. His music has ranged from ensemble work as a member of popular bands in the Delaware area to presenting powerful, jazz-tinged Celtic pieces on solo guitar in concert and recording settings. He is gaining accolades from guitarists, other musicians, and general audiences for his groundbreaking jazz, Celtic, and pop arrangements on guitar. He plays comfortably in a variety of guitar tunings, including the DADGAD tuning invented by the late Davy Graham, and brought by Sandy to another level in the jazz idiom.
Sandy and Tim Alexander were the first musicians featured in the Guitarist Presentation Series of the Piney Ridge Music record label. Their CD called "Giving Voice" is distributed internationally through the CD Baby website, here (including sound clips):
Reviewers of the music of Sandy and Tim have called it "terrific guitar music" (Minor 7th Webzine, Sept-Oct 2006; Kirk Albrecht), and "good guitar music, beautifully played" (SING OUT! - Spring 2007, Volume 51, #1).
Sandy is constantly working on new arrangements, and makes himself available to give lessons and workshops in his areas of interest.
Contact Information and Store
Alexander "Sandy" Shalk
816 Fayette Road
Smyrna, DE 19977
E-mail: sandy_shalk AT yahoo DOT com
Sandy has recorded tracks for an upcoming CD, and has prepared many guitar arrangements in tab/music form. You can contact him to discuss purchase of any of these items, as well as his availability for performances, recordings, guitar lessons, and workshops.
Enjoy Sandy's seminal guitar arrangement ((c) 2006 Alexander Shalk) and rendition of the great Robert Burns tune "Ye Banks and Braes," below.
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