Pennsylvania Station Blues

Recorded with my Austin trio in two and a half days and officially released May 19, 2015 on the Lounge Side label.

Indigo Rose

I made and released this record, then got mono, moved to Austin and got married. I wonder what’ll happen the next time I record my own songs?

David Hamburger Plays Blues, Ballads and a Pop Song

The title was an homage to Dave Van Ronk, the contents were about having always wanted to make a record of instrumental guitar music. Now I have.

Buckeyed Rabbit

From the time I began playing the Dobro in New York I wanted to be in a band like this, which I formed with Will Walden and Alex Rueb around 2003. We lasted a few years, and then everybody had stuff to do.


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Solo acoustic slide playing from scratch in open D and G. My first book that actually had my own hands on the cover. Well, one of them, anyway.

Soon to be released in a second edition. Available in French and Japanese, if you want to learn two things at once.

I wrote this book so I would know what to practice. Don’t ask me to play the arrangement of “Whiskey Before Breakfast.”

If someone asked me how to play fingerstyle guitar, these are the things I would show them. Also available as a Homespun DVD.

Hope you like folk music.


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Conjuring the sounds of the usual suspects – without retuning.

Ten early-intermediate blues etudes in various styles and grooves. For anyone who’s plowed through the Handbooks but isn’t quite ready for New School.

How jazz cats play on the blues: classic hard bop licks from the 1950s and 1960s

How to play the changes on basic blues chords, without getting sucked into the jazz vortex.

In which I explain how to play some of the tunes on solo my instrumental CD Blues, Ballads and a Pop Song, and a few that aren’t.

The electric essentials in D and G: Elmore, Muddy, Duane and Ry.

NEW! I’ve had many requests for a course to bridge the gap between my Fingerstyle Blues Handbook series and New School Fingerstyle Blues course. This is that. Also available as download-only.

The Homespun DVD version of the book. I got to play a few examples with Happy Traum on second guitar. And Happy once recorded with Dylan, so…