Last Sunday night I was at a concert in a great old church in Kitsilano and became fixated on the guitar. Have I told you lately how much I love the magical interwebs? From that initial fixation I was able to find some photos of it on Stephen Fearing's website, then find a few video clips of him playing it on YouTube. Finally, I found a link to the luthier (I just learned a new word), Linda Manzer, and found the exact guitar, the Cowpoke, in her brochure. This drawing is my stylized version of it, done before I found Manzer's website.
Great concert, very intimate. This video clip of Johnny's Lament, Stephen's ode to Johnny Cash, at last summer's Ottawa Bluesfest is not the best quality but is a glimpse of his storytelling skill as well as his musicianship. And what a nice guitar!