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About Eric Schoenberg

Eric's love affair with the guitar began in 1959. He started teaching in the early Sixties and before long became the second-half of a duo with his cousin, Dave Laibman, helping Dave perform his amazing, ground-breaking arrangements of classical ragtime. Their album, "Contemporary Ragtime Guitar", on Folkways Records, is considered a classic and remains a benchmark for today's fingerstyle players.

In the early Seventies Eric began touring the United States, Europe and Japan playing his innovative arrangements of the classical rags, traditional folk and Celtic music, the blues, country, and The Beatles, and making a lasting contribution to the fingerstyle repertoire. Eric also released two solo albums, "Acoustic Guitar" and "Steel Strings", on Rounder Records. He continues to perform (Australia, in 2005) and record, most recently with Richard Scholtz on "Late Night Conversations", and has written a book, "Fingerpicking Beatles".

Eric runs a concert series out of his Tiburon guitar shop, where, as an acknowledged expert in vintage instruments, Eric appraises old Martins, Gibsons, Stellas, and the like. The shop, Eric Schoenberg Guitars, was recently called one of the ten best in the U.S. to visit to learn about vintage guitars.

Eric playing his original composition, "All In Good Time" at the Schoenberg Guitars Twentieth Anniversary concert:

* Eric performing his composition All In Good Time at the Schoenberg Guitars 20th Anniversary Concert.


Late Night Conversation
  1. Wild Mountain Thyme
  2. Peacock Feathers
  3. Auld Lang Syne
  4. Bye Bye Blues
  5. Heart Like a Wheel
  6. Captain O'Kane
  7. Afofuni
  8. Ki Ti Name
  9. Straw that Broke the Camel's Back
  10. In the Csitari Mountain Foothills
  11. Planxty Irwin
Acoustic Guitar
  1. The Green Fields of Canada / Sleepy Maggie
  2. Blue Railroad Train / Big River Blues
  3. Fig Leaf Rag
  4. The Boxer
  5. Mother Nature's Son
  6. The Musical Priest
  7. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
  8. Miss the Mississippi and You
  9. The Pearls
  10. Lady Madonna
  11. Planxty Irwin / The Wise Maid
  12. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Steel Strings
  1. All in Good Time
  2. Kid on the Mountain / Rakish Paddy
  3. Sunflower Slow Drag
  4. King of the Faeriez
  5. Windy and Warm
  6. As I Roved Out
  7. Devrah's Delight
  8. Sidh Beag Agus Sidh Mor
  9. Rights of Main
  10. Been All Around This World / Wise Maind
  11. Temptations Rag
  12. Talk About Suffering
The New Ragtime Guitar
  1. Maple Leaf Rag
  2. Castle House Rag
  3. Stoptime Rag
  4. Red Carpet Rag
  5. Ragtime Oriole
  6. Wedding of the Painted Dolls
  7. Kitten of the Keys
  8. At a Georgeia Camp Meeting
  9. Temptation Rag
  10. Eccentricity
  11. Dill Pickle Rag