Guitar by FORD

Jazz Acoustic Guitar from Everett, WA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2014
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$150 - $1000 per event
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About
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I play an eclectic blend of Brazilian classical, American and Latin jazz standards, rock and pop renditions - not covers - and original music - influenced by all of the above. My first classical influence was Julian Bream. Shortly after, I discovered Joe Pass, Herb Ellis and Wes Montgomery, which took me in the direction of solo finger-style jazz. After that John McLaughlin, Steve Hackett, John Scofield and Bill Frisell have influenced my playing. I don't try to copy these masters, only learn from their approach.
My music is most conducive to wedding cocktail hours, office receptions, wineries, restaurants, and home parties - anywhere nylon string or jazz guitar is appropriate. I have a weekly restaurant engagement since 2010 plus other recurring gigs. I'm accustom to staying under the conversation, but can entertain when appropriate. I have a good sense of humor. My set list can be tailored to your party with reasonable notice and you can visit my website for reviews and contact me for a set list of songs. Thanks for your interest and hope to hear from you. Any events outside of 100 miles will include travel compensation to be negotiated on individual basis.
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!

Retirement Party

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Ford did a fantastic job of accommodating my needs for my retirement party. He made a special effort to not disturb the event in the next room, but yet was loud enough for everyone in my venue to listen and enjoy his music. As far as the music is concerned, his upbeat jazz music fit right in to the occasion. I received numerous compliments on finding him.

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Guitar by FORD’s Response:

thanks Tom, I appreciate the opportunity to play for you and your friends, and the great review. Best wishes in your future. Enjoy your retirement!! I hope our paths cross again. Ford

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Private Party

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Ford was great! It really added another layer to our event to have him there. I received many great compliments regarding his performance. Additionally, he was timely, professional, and pleasant. When the need arises again for someone with his talents I will be sure to contact him.

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Guitar by FORD’s Response:

Thanks again Bryon for having me be a part of your celebration. Awesome setting and great comfortable vibe to play, for you and your gratious friends. I had a great time. and thanks for the review - I really appreciate the feedback. Best wishes for your future. I hope we meet again.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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We had a wonderful time with Ford (Guitar by Ford) playing popular melodies and taking requests for different songs by our guests. He played beautiful background music for our Party and gave it the right mood. Everybody liked Ford. Hi was also open to talk about his music and his life as a musician. We recommend him for any garden or house party - we had fun!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Ford played at my 50th/my wife's 40th birthday party last night and it was low key, classy, and entertaining. Everyone enjoyed it. It was perfect.

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Holiday Party

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Ford was fantastic he played a nice variety of music, it was perfect for our end of the year Holiday event.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Ford is amazing!!! He really paid attention to every detail of our wedding and made it so special. His ability to play the guitar is incredible. He was able to play every song that I requested and it sounded great! We also really enjoyed his original music. I would highly recommend him to play music at your event. He will NOT disappoint! Very talented musician.....

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Wedding Reception

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Ford was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. My daughter - the bride, chose some less traditional songs for her processional for him to learn acoustically. I now understand all that goes into timing a chorus in a song so it doesn't sound choppy or pieced together. He knew how to make the music flow seamlessly and beautifully. Our guests really appreciated the ambiance his music brought to the cocktail hour - professional and classy. He was an important part of the overall success of this wonderful day. I highly recommend Ford.

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Event

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Ford was great to work with, and quick to respond when coordinating details. Not to mention, he plays great music! He was just the ticket for our Fiesta themed dinner.

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Wedding Ceremony

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We hired Ford for our wedding ceremony in North Vancouver. He showed up early. During the ceremony the music was on point and sounded amazing. This was an outdoor wedding and his sound travelled well. I would recommend Ford to all my friends!

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Guitar by FORD’s Response:

hi Nick, thanks very much for the great review. It was a pleasure to play for your wedding and I wish you and your beautiful bride a great life together. thanks for inviting me to be a part of it! best, Ford

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Community Event

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My dinner party guests were surprised and loved that his music was soothing, relaxing and enjoyable to listen to as they enjoyed their evening meal and conversations! I would hire Ford again very reasonable and personable.

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2019
Apr
14
Birthday Party (Adult)
Des Moines, WA
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
Dec
1
Community Event
Seattle, WA
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2018
Sep
15
Private Party
Camano Island, WA
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Jul
28
Private Party
Kirkland, WA
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Jul
20
Community Event
Issaquah, WA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Jul
6
Birthday Party (Adult)
Battle Ground, WA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Dec
9
Christmas Party
Arlington, WA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Oct
7
Wedding
Bothell, WA
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Sep
2
Wedding Ceremony
Ashford, WA
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2017
Aug
29
Cocktail Party
Kirkland, WA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Jul
26
Retirement Party
Seattle, WA
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2017
Jul
15
Birthday Party (Adult)
Vancouver, BC
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
All the Things You Are
jazz standard
Autumn Leaves
jazz standard
Across the universe
Beatles
Brown Eye Girl
Van Morrison
Here Comes the Sun
Beatles
Come Together
Beatles
Dust in Wind
Kansas
El Farol
Santana
Waiting on a Friend
Rolling Stones
Light My Fire
Doors
End of the World
Skeeter Davis
Hide Your Love Away
Beatles
I Shot the Sheriff
Bob Marley
Nowhere Man
Beatles
Time After Time
Cyndy Lauper
Leaving on a Jet Plane
John Denver
From the Beginning
ELP
My Buffalo Girl
Bill Frisell
Both Sides Now
Joni Mitchell
Poem for Eva
Bill Frisell
Gimmee A Holler
Bill Frisell
Queen Bee
Taj Mahall
Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
Wild Horses
Stones
In the Summertime
Mungo Jerry
Brazilian Portrait
Baden Powell
Grauna
Pernumbuco
Prelude in D
Bach
Romanza
anon
Sounds of Bells
Pernumbuco
Po Di Mico
Pernumbuco
I'll Remember April
jazz standard
Lagrima
trad
Adelita
trad
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach
Classical Gas
Mason Williams
Mood For A Day
Yes
Train In the Rain
Bruce Cockburn
Days of Wine & Roses
various
Besame Mucho
various
Black Orpheus
various artists
Shadow of Your Smile
various
Misty
various
Lucky Southern
keith Jarrett
The Times Are Changin
Bob Dylan
Bluesette
Toots Thielman
The Way U Look Tonight
various
I Remember You
various
I'll Remember April
Grant Green
Lullaby of Birdland
varous
All Things You Are
various
Summertime
various
55 Ford
Ford
Morning by Morning
Ford
His Hearts Mirage
Ford
Goads Groove
Ford
Magic Tower
ford
Pillow
Ford
Hazel Eyes
ford
How Cliché
Ford
Newton's Muse
Ford
Fat Cat
Ford
7 Miles
Ford
Disfarmer
Ford
Verbal Perfume
Ford
All in All
trad
Great is Thy Faithfulness
trad
He Knows My Name
trad
Fairest Lord Jesus
trad
This is My Fathers World
trad
Abide With Me
trad
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Retirement Parties
Please note Guitar by FORD will also travel to Bothell, Lynnwood, Mukilteo, Snohomish, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Clinton, Woodinville, Lake Stevens, Seattle, Marysville, Monroe, Kirkland, Lakewood, Langley, Redmond, Silvana, Duvall, Kingston, Granite Falls, Hansville, Bellevue, Freeland, Suquamish, Arlington, Conway, Sultan, Carnation, Issaquah, Mercer Island.
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