Each DVD offers six songs performed and taught by a master of the acoustic style. In a special lesson section, key aspects and techniques required for each arrangement are presented. The viewer can select from multiple camera angles, including the full performance or just the left or right hand in close-up. In addition, an artist biography and discography plus several bonus song performances are included in each DVD.
Mike Dowling, a true master guitarist, performs a unique blend of blues, ragtime, swing, and roots music. Each of his arrangements is a virtual encyclopedia of must-know riffs that define the genre. Mike has performed and recorded with legendary artists such as jazz great Joe Venuti, mandolinist Jethro Burns, fiddler Vasser Clements, and guitarist Pat Donahue.