Here are some other hip sites that may be of interest
CATFISH PROUDLY ENDORSES:
- National Reso-Phonic Guitars – Dynamite site of the legendary National Guitar. Also see Why I Love National Guitars Buy your Nationals direct from Catfish, an Official National Reso-Phonic Artist and Dealer. Catfish is now the #1, top National Dealer, in the whole world!
- Fairbanks Guitars – Dale Fairbanks creates some real vintage-style tone cannons. See Why I Love Fairbanks Guitars Buy your Fairbanks direct from Catfish, an Official Fairbanks Endorser and Dealer. Catfish’s latest acoustic guitar is “The Fairbanks,” an F-10 Nick Lucas/L-1 reproduction, a fabulous guitar!
- Santa Cruz Guitar Company – Richard Hoover and his wonderful group of luthiers recently made Catfish a very, very beautiful and personalized guitar, it’s called “The Catfish Special” and is an all-figured Mahogany 1929 O body shape, with gorgeous inlays by Jimmi Wingert. A great bunch of folks and the guitars are truly amazing.
- Ralph S. Bown Guitars – British luthier Ralph Bown has been making world-class guitars for decades. Catfish now tours with one of Ralph’s great Stella-style 12-strings, a knockout instrument!
- ARK New Era Guitars – Tony Klassen is gifted luthier. See Why I Love ARK New Era Guitars to check out Tony’s work, and to buy the Kel Klassen, a reprodution of the 1930 Gibson Kel Kroyden, which is a signature model available directly from Catfish! He has been building stunning reproductions of guitars from the Larson Brothers, Bacon & Day, Gibson, and many other vintage-style classics.
- Fraulini Guitars – Todd Cambio makes legendary guitars, truly in his own, Italian-influenced, old-world style. Catfish has a custom Loretta Parlor guitar that is exceptional. Vintage style, unique…nobody like him!
- B-Fanatic Guitarworks – Rik Besser is the undisputed world master at the secret, coveted frosted duco finish. He does all of the Dueco finishes for National Reso-Phonic Guitars, and has lovingly refinished many vintage Nationals and Dobros. He did the finish on Catfish Keith’s latest National, a Gold Dueco Custom Baritone Tricone. Really beatiful work!
- Highlander Pickups – The world’s best resonator and acoustic guitar pickups, bar none. Buy any Highlander, here.
- John Pearse Strings – The very finest guitar strings. Long-lasting, great tone, loads of gauges for every kind of stringed instrument.
- Diamond Bottlenecks – Ian McWee and company make the most high quality custom bottleneck slides and tone bars ever made. Unequalled beauty with a super sweet tone. Catfish endorses and sells Diamond Bottlenecks exclusively.
LEARN SOME LICKS:
- Homespun Tapes – Happy & Jane Traum’s huge catalog of music instruction DVDs include “Dynamic Country Blues Guitar of Catfish Keith” now available from Homespun and here at our own Fish Tail Catalog
MIGHTY FINE MUSICIANS:
- Roy Book Binder – The Travellin’ Man: Legendary disciple of Rev. Gary Davis & Pink Anderson.
- Dakota Dave Hull – Fantastic Acoustic & National Guitarist. Instrumental Wizard. Also gifted recording engineer at his own Arabica Studios!
- Champagne Charlie – Sjef Herman’s Coolest Combo from the Dutch Delta!
- Mary Flower – Excellent singer and fingerstyle guitar Champion, great lap-style acoustic steel player.
- Patrick Hazell – Powerhouse Legend: Singer, Piano player, and Harmonica great.
- Michael Messer – Top British Blues & Slide Guitar Master.
- Scott Perry– Hard-working Country Blues Daddy at Oh Papa Music in Floyd, Virginia.
- Joe Price – Kick-ass Slide Guitarist and Singer: The deepest original country blues that just won’t quit!
- Paul Rishell & Annie Raines – Sublime deep blues guitar and harmonica duo.
- Mississippi Valley Blues Society – Based in Catfish’s old hometown of Davenport, Iowa, one of the world’s most vital blues societies runs the famous Mississippi Valley Blues Festival which used to happen every July 4th weekend, they have many educational programs, and much more.
- The Mill – Catfish’s “home joint” in Iowa City, Iowa, with a 54-year history as a great live music venue.
FAVORITE RECORDING STUDIO:
- Flat Black Studios– Luke Tweedy has been nothing but a joy for Catfish & Penny to work with over the last several years. Luke now has moved from a converted garage at his Iowa City home to his newly completed Lone Tree, Iowa location. He is always ready, is easy to work with, gets a great sound, and has state-of-the-art equipment. Luke is The Man!
CATFISH KEITH’S MANY CDS AND DOWNLOADS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE HERE:
- CD Baby– World’s top online seller of independent artists, including Catfish Keith.