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Raphael McGregor

The Owl

Havaquinho ( a play on Cavaquinho, the Brazilian Ukulele, and Guitarra Havaiana, the Portuguese name for Lap Steel) performs Brazilian music with a Hawaiian twist. Featuring the talents of Mike Lavalle (Cavaquinho/Bass), James Shipp (Vibes/Keys/Percussion) and Raphael McGregor (Steel Guitars/Percussion) Havaquinho presents a fresh perspective on Forro, Choro, and Hawaiian music with fluid improvisations, instrument switches, and inventive re-imaginings of the classic repertoire.

Yotoco is a NYC-based band that plays original Latin-American music. Yotoco draws from the traditions of Cuban Rumba and Son, Colombian Cumbia and Puerto Rican Jibaro Music and Plena to create something unique and danceable. Sebastian Lopez – bass and voice; Natalia Perez – Guiro, Clave and Voice; Gabo Tomassini – Congas; Ruben Coca (guest) – drum kit and Geovani Caldero – Puerto Rican Cuatro.

Youtube vids, Cd sales, and snarky comments on FB:

Welcome!  This is the web hub of Raphael McGregor; steel player, composer, arranger, and educator. In brief, I play lap steel for anyone who asks me to, and sometimes for myself. I also am the co-founder of the Steel Guitar Unconvention, a festival honoring the wide world of steel guitar music currently in its 3rd year. Check on Youtube, Facebook, and of course, one of my live shows for more.  

See below for a video of me playing Paul Bigsby's first guitar! :