Here are some other hip sites that may be of interest
CATFISH IS ENDORSED BY THESE FINE COMPANIES:
- 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 has been the WORLD’S #1 SOURCE for new Nationals & Scheerhorns for many years!
- 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. Dale makes fantastic vintage Gibson-style guitars to die for!
- Santa Cruz Guitar Company – Richard Hoover and his wonderful group of luthiers made Catfish a very, very beautiful and personalized guitar, it’s called “The Catfish Special,” 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. Catfish is a proud OFFICIAL ARTIST-ENDORSEE for SCGC!
- Ralph S. Bown Guitars – British luthier Ralph Bown has been making world-class guitars for decades. Catfish tours and records with Ralph’s great Stella-style 12-strings, knockout instruments!
- ARK New Era Guitars – Tony Klassen is a gifted luthier. Catfish has a Kel Klassen, a reprodution of the 1930 Gibson Kel Kroyden. Tony has been building stunning reproductions of guitars modeled after 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 did all of the Dueco finishes for National Reso-Phonic Guitars for a decade, and has lovingly refinished many vintage Nationals and Dobros. He did the finish on Catfish Keith’s Gold Dueco Custom Baritone Tricone. Really beautiful work!
- 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 is endorsed by, 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” 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.
- Michael Messer – Top British Blues & Slide Guitar Master.
- 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.
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 started out over a decade ago in a converted garage at his Iowa City home, then moved to his fantastic homestead near Lone Tree, Iowa, where he also puts on his Gray Area Festival. 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.