Paul Magnussen

I studied classical guitar with Julian Byzantine and Jorge Morel, and Flamenco with Paco Peña and Mario Escudero. My rather erratic musical career also includes playing with assorted Folk, Bluegrass, and Trad & Modern Jazz bands, including (in the late ’60s) The Riggers, residents at Nic Jones’s folk club in Chelmsford.

I was a correspondent for ‘Guitar International’ for 12 years, and currently write for ‘Classical Guitar’. I also play banjo, bouzouki, mandolin and guitar with the folk group ‘Hamewith’. My wife is one of the group’s two fiddlers.

By profession I’m a computer consultant, living in the San Francisco Bay area.