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D.R. Auten

 

 

Designer

  BUSINESS RESUME

  HANDMADE GUITARS

  ILLUSTRATIONS

  LEATHER PRODUCTS

 

 

Musician

  CALENDAR

  MUSIC BIO
  PRESS AND PHOTOS

  LESSONS

   PRODUCTS

  SAMPLES AND VIDEOS

 

 

 

 Martial Arts   
  MARTIAL ARTS

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.R. Auten with

The Great Tommy Emmanuel

 

"...Tommy and I recorded together that day and performed a tribute song to Chet Atkins live at the convention. Tommy is a great player,  I was very honored to have done this"

 

Tommy Emmanuel's words:
..."D.R. I just had breakfast with the Chief (referring to Chet Atkins), and your name came up. Chet shook his head & said, “D.R. is a hell of a guitar player.” Tommy said, “Chet knows D.R., Chet knows!”

 

 

NEWS

"Top 100"

Greatest Acoustic Guitarists!

D.R. Auten is listed #60

 as one of the

best guitarists in history.

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Gibson Guitars Sues Activision

over "Guitar Hero" !

D.R. Auten was the inventor of a

system created while working for the Gibson Guitar Company

 in Nashville, TN in 1995

US Patent:  5990405

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MGM Releases a Major Motion Picture

"HEARTBREAKERS"

Sigourney Weaver-Gene Hackman-Jennifer Love Hewitt

Features a song written by D.R. Auten

If I Only Had Wings

 

 

Chet Atkins and D.R. Auten

 

"... A very special part of my life was to become friends with one of the greatest guitarists that has ever lived. Chet Atkins. He recorded over 150 albums, and was Vice President of RCA, Nashville. He will be missed by all."

 

In Chet's own words: "...D.R. here is a great guitar player... have you all heard him? D.R. thanx, it was good to see you again...let up, you're too good already!" 

 

Acoustic Guitar Magazine: "...Fans of hot fingerpicking take note: this album is not to be missed! ... switches effortlessly from Mach-speed Travis picking to single-line chicken pickin' shows that he can tear it up with the best of them."

Guitar Player Magazine: "...Sculpting a cool contour through Chet-style country pluck, Celtic balladry and ragtime, D.R. Auten crafts enviable acoustic tones imitating trains, cats and frog sounds. The fingerstyle pieces display terrific contrapuntal independence, stunning chops and a strong sense of melody."

 

Kix Brooks (Brooks and Dunn): "...Your playing amazes me - you are a great musician. ...You are a fine artist and deserve any breaks you get...your a great singer too by the way...I wish you all the best and keep wearing out those strings - kb

 

 

Contact information

D.R. Auten

P.O. Box 501772

San Diego Ca 92150

e-mail: dr@drauten.com

  858-336-8326