Alan plays in 6 tunings which, including standard are DADGAD, open E, D, Drop D,and Jennings tuning 7-5-4-3-5; (If you attempt this tuning, make sure you have at least 3 high treble strings, as 2 out of 3 will break).
He won the best original composistion for our tune Green Breezes in the American Fingerstyle Guitar Festival in 1985 and placed in 1987.
Jackson Berkey, the kerboard player for Manheim Steamroller, provided the orchestral arrangements on some of the songs. Of note, are the french horns in Traveler, and the counterpuntal electric guitar rhythyms in the middle of the Victory Dance of St. Thomas Acquinas.
Unfortunatley, I can only play open G tuning, so most of our songs are orientated to discover the relationship between the two guitars, set in harmonious tunings, using capo's to define the distance between them. We're currently working on Traveler Too, however its hard with Al in Nashville and me in Mukwonago. Ga'dunkin' will have to do. If you want a vastly underproduced prototype of the next 10 songs, please e-mail me.
Patrick F. Jennings
1. Red Dot
2. Green Breezes
5. Victory Dance of St. Thomas Acquinas
7. Angels in the Marketplace
8. Back Along the Maybe
9. Guava Jam
11. Fallen Jerusalem
12. Oh Be Joyful