6.1.05 Completing a string of house concerts in Oregon with Celtic/World-influenced fingerstyle acoustic guitarist Michael Mandrell http//www.MichaelMandrell.com in April, Erich Avinger is planning to move to Portland, Oregon later this year.

2002 Erich Avinger is working on redefining jazz standards with his classical guitar using nylon strings as well as his hollow body guitar. His fluid playing incorporates fingerstyle picking of Michael Hedges, the harmonics of Lenny Breau and the jazz sensibility of Jim Hall and Joe Pass, while occasionally throwing in some Eastern musical influences in the middle of a solo.

2000 - 2001 Erich Avinger goes on tour as lead guitarist for the widely popular jamband ensemble El Buho http://www.elbuho.com featuring members of Santana (Walfredo Reyes, Jr.) Sting, (Mike WcAboy) Bela Fleck and the Flectones (Victor Wooten), and Phish (Gary Gazaway).

4.18.00 Heart Music releases “Poets, Misfits, Beggars, and Shamans” to national press, college and jazz radio


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