Seth's Recordings and Books

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Desert Winds CD cover Order CD:
DESERT WINDS ~ As heard on NPR's Hearts of Space.

CDs ~ $7 each includes shipping in the US.
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Desert Winds is dedicated to the memory of Freyda Epstein, November 30, 1956 - May 17, 2003. Her beautiful voice, violin and warm spirit graces this recording.

Desert Winds is an album of Seth's original compositions for acoustic and MIDI acoustic guitar. The pieces encompass diverse styles, from Hedges inspired two-handed tapping on the title cut Desert Winds, acoustic jazz on Waiting, to guitar-synth gone haywire of The Computer Is Down. Most of the pieces are duets or trios with the acoustic guitar in the foreground.

Seth is joined by co-producer Freyda Epstein, violin and voice; also special guests Ralph Gordon, acoustic bass and cello; Madeline MacNeil, hammered dulcimer and voice; Bob Read, soprano sax and piano; Tom Espinola on frame drums; and Tom Jones on percussion and brake drums.

Balances the rich timbres of the acoustic steel stringed guitar with a lush ensemble and the extended sonic possibilities of guitar synthesizer. Seth solos against an ever changing drone, the effect is an almost palpable breathing as the composition unfolds.” MIDI Guitarist.

1 Desert Winds - real audio- mp3 (940k file)
2 Clouds
3 Heat Wave
4 Glass Rainbows
5 Waiting...
6 ‘Round Midnight
7 Be
8 Ayre
9 Moonrise
10 The Computer Is Down
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Burned CD copy ~ $12 each includes shipping in the US

One hour of Seth’s solo acoustic 6 & 12 string guitar instrumentals recorded directly to DAT. A diverse collection ranging from Celtic and Appalachian to blues, slide and New Acoustic.

Many of these compositions make use of open tunings that give his 6 and 12 string guitars great depth and resonance. Austen is among the finest fingerstyle guitarists and his bottleneck technique is flawless.” Dirty Linen.

1 Sunflowers
2 Metamorphosis
3 Bulgarian Highlife
4 Hawaiian Serenade
5 Goin’ Round The Barn/ Kitchen Gal/ Cluck Old Hen
6 Fields
7 Off In The Distance/ Marching Into The Mire/ Piper’s Lament
8 Coming Home
9 Midnight Waltz
10 Compton Peak / Rain Runners
11 Country Life - real audio - mp3 (2 MB file)
12 On The Edge
13 Obtuse Angles
14 Vox Spiritus
15 You Done Made A Grown Man Cry
16 Summer Nights
17 Brighton Beach Waltz
18 Wheels In Motion
19 Amazing Grace/ God Don’t Never Change - real audio
20 Brooklyn Rag

Bottlenecking Blues & Beyond cover  BOTTLENECKING BLUES & BEYOND

15 fingerstyle slide guitar solos in tablature and standard notation: blues, Hawaiian, klezmer, Indian ragas, and more. Uses D, G, C and other modal open tunings. The companion CD features Seth playing all the pieces in the book on six, twelve string and National resonator guitars. Published by Mel Bay. Book/CD combination. click here to order directly from Mel Bay Publications


A collection of twelve of Seth's most popular fingerstyle guitar compositions. These pieces teach and demonstrate the use of various modern acoustic fingerstyle techniques including two-handed percussive playing, cross string or harp style arpeggios, open tunings, odd-metered rhythms and changing tunings while playing. The accompanying CD contains selections from Seth's most recent CDs, Metamorphosis and Desert Winds, along with two pieces from earlier releases. Published by Mel Bay. Book/CD combination. click here to order directly from Mel Bay Publications

Seth's Contact Information:
Phone: 603-539-1967