New Stuff at Bob Dill Guitars

Today I went out to Bob Dill Guitars to meet with Bob about taking over this site and all the fun and exciting things we can do with it… pictures, tutorials, how-to’s, links to related sites, video and audio clips, the latest related news…

There has been a long stretch of inactivity on the site due to the many complications of moving everything from Mosier to Hood River and so many other things, but now, WE’RE BACK, and things will be moving. So much to share! Stay tuned for more regular updates to let you know what’s what.

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Doug McCloud & Kit Garoutte at The Pines

Friday, July 24, 2015 saw Doug McCloud & Kit Garoutte at The Pines Tasting Room in downtown Hood River.  This Squrl Music concert was sold out, but the intimate setting gave everyone a good view and great listening.

The house was packed and the show was great. These two played together last summer and that was another fabulous show. Hope to see them together again soon.

Doug McCloud & Kit Garoutte at The Pines

Bluesman Doug McCloud, a two times Blues Master Award winner, takes the stage and woos the room with engaging stories and some very fine and authentic blues guitar and song.

Doug McCloud at The Pines
Doug “Dubb” McCloud, Master of Acoustic Blues, at the Pines in Hood River.


Kit Garoutte opened, playing–among others–two Bob Dill guitars. Kit is a finger-picking genius and his harmonics will transport you.

Kit Garoutte playing his Dill Sunburst
Kit Garoutte and his Dill Sunburst at The Pines opening for Doug McCloud


Doug McCloud at The Pines - July 2015
Doug McCloud at The Pines – July 2015
Kit Garoutte playing Bob Dill guitars
Kit Garoutte





Artichoke Music & Dill Guitars

Artichoke Music just received a new batch of five  Bob Dill guitars.

Artichoke Music & Dill Guitars

5 Dill guitars at Artichoke
Five Dill guitars and others at Artichoke


Artichoke Music & Dill Guitars
First 5, left to right in the middle row, are Dill guitars.

Artichoke Music
is located at 3130 SE Hawthorne and is a great gathering place for all things musical in Portland, Oregon.  Artichoke Music’s retail store has been in business for over 40 years, providing musical instruments–new, used, and vintage, instrument repair, instructional books, and more.

The Artichoke School of Music offers individual instruction and group classes running the spectrum.  January courses include: Beginning Ukelele for Kids (taught by Avery Hill), Intermediate Guitar (Adrian Martin), Blues Harmonica (Arthur Moore), Gypsy Jazz Guitar (Tracy Kim), Harmony Singing (Anne Weiss), and Songwriting (Matt Meighan). Check out Artichoke’s Online Course Catalog.

Cafe Artichoke, a live music venue,  has special concerts, Open Mic nights, and a Friday Night Coffeehouse hosted by Richard Colombo.

If you haven’t found Artichoke Music, be sure to check it out soon, and take a look at the Bob Dill guitars while you’re there.

Kit Garoutte at The Ruins

Kit Garoutte at The Ruins

Kit Garoutte at The Ruins of  Springhouse Cellar Winery in Hood River on a beautiful August evening.

Front and center with a Bob Dill Sunburst, which Kit now owns.

Kit Garoutte

Of course, the Dill spruce top isn’t bad either …

Kit Garoute with Dill guitars

Too bad you can only play one at a time.

Check out Kit’s website:

He’s playing all over the Gorge and giving guitar lessons, too.

[photos by Alexa Dill]


Custom guitars by Bob Dill