Kinloch Nelson has been playing guitar since 1956, seriously since '68 and professionally since '73. Over a decades-long career he has played folk, classical, ragtime, American primitive, new-age, R & B, surf, rock, oldies pop, country, and jazz music in bands, ensembles, and as a solo performer/composer/arranger. Nelson has contributed transcriptions and instruction video to Acoustic Guitar Magazine, been interviewed in Fretboard Journal, and released CDs/&vinyl on Tompkins Square, Heartland, Sampler and BKNjr Records. His recent recording, “Partly On Time” on Tompkins Square garnered positive reviews in Rolling Stone, Fretboard Journal, Mojo Magazine, and others, and was featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine. Performance credits include PBS TV and NPR, Washington DC's Wolftrap Arts Center and Glen Echo Dance Theater, the NAAM Shows in Nashville & Los Angeles, Time/Warner Jazz Fest, Montreal Jazz Fest, Fretted Instrument Guild, Newport, Healdsburg, Montreal, Miami and Artisan Guitar Shows, and every year as a regular performer and teacher at the Luthiers Invitational Guitar Festival here in Woodstock NY. Nelson studied classical guitar with British guitarist/composer Stanley Watson, jazz guitar with Gene Bertoncini at Eastman music School, and theory at The U of R in Rochester,NY. Teaching credits include 25 years at Rochester NY’s Hochstein Music School, four years at Maryland Summer Center for the Arts teaching Music As A Creative Language, and numerous workshops at guitar and folk festivals in the US and Canada since 2004.