Posted by Peter On May 22, 2010
Back in my college days, I walked into the Lion’s Pause
(the old Pause in the now demolished Yitterboe Hall) and Mike Salovich was playing guitar. He wasn’t just playing, he was playing all this Leo Kottke
-like stuff. I said to myself, “Well, I can might as well just stop playing guitar now!”
I didn’t, in fact, Mike is playing my 1982 Goodall
Jumbo in the portrait. Mike has continued his artistry
on the guitar over the years with his World Beat Guitar
This portrait is was made in Wild Studios when Mike was being recorded by Matthew Zimmerman (who you can also find in facesofmn.com
). On the technical side, I’m not happy that I underexposed a bit and lost detail particularly in Mike’s black shirt, but I love Mike’s intensity.
He is such a virtuoso! Go to worldbeatguitar.com
to hear Mike’s beautiful guitar playing.