Latarski’s contribution to guitar playing cannot be understated—he has written more than 20 books on guitar instruction, and owns Crescent Studios in Eugene, where he is the audio engineer and producer. His quirky personality is best captured in his numerous video tutorials posted on YouTube and his Facebook page, including a recent outing, titled Mt. Hopkins Road Wind Guitar—complete with disclaimer not to try this at home. https://youtu.be/uKJQ0iz7drM
His latest release, River (featuring The River Suite), is a gift from many of his recent travels through the American Southwest, the West Coast, and the Pacific Northwest and he captures much of the moods and sites that inspired his tunes in his travelogues on his website, GuitarsOutside.com, and in Facebook posts written in a rhythm that would have been at home with the Beat Poets of the 1960s. He combines his enthusiasm for guitar with his adoration for nature, all while teaching prospective players about the instrument he’s spent his life crafting a relationship with, and leaves an indelible impression on his audiences.