Let’s get right to it: Gage Hulsey playing one of the Tier 2 repertoire tunes we’ve recommended for this year. (You’ll find the sheet music, reference recordings and a backing rhythm track on our Get Ready pages.)
Gage spent much of 2017 as a stay-at-home boyfriend in Scotland, but some tans don’t fade fast: so we’re going to say he joins us from Long Beach, California. Having studied there with one of our own longest-serving staff members, Jeff Radaich, Gage comes by his solid GJ technique honestly. He has put it to work most regularly with the ensemble, Hedgehog Swing. Here they are performing, “Dream of You.”
But can he play rhythm, you ask? Well if you have a look at our Level Guide, our highest level of rhythm classes is defined thusly:
Let’s say one of our teachers was going to be passing through your town and needed a rhythm guitarist for a serious gig with other pros. You’d be the person to get the call. Are you ready?
Sound far fetched? Not if you play as well as Gage—and Gonzalo Bergara needs a rhythm player. Gage landed this gig not just for a night, but for an entire tour.
Gage first taught at Django Camp in 2017 and got rave reviews from his students. And that, friends, is all that matters. Welcome back, Gage!