Nylon and Steel
John McClellan and Tim Thompson
Virtuoso guitarists Tim Thompson and John McClellan are the new guitar duo, “Nylon and Steel.” Both are award-winning guitarists with a worldwide reputation for engaging and entertaining programs. Their duo is a fresh presentation of American fingerstyle and classic guitar performed with a rare energy and bravado. Both artists are known for their sense of humor and pleasant stage presence.
The music of “Nylon and Steel,” is an eclectic mixture of classic Chet Atkins tunes, American pop standards, Cartoon themes (The Flintstones), Jazz Standards (Caravan), Latin favorites and traditional classical guitar music. The unique blending of acoustic steel string guitar with the warmer timbre of the nylon string guitar is a guitar aficionado’s dream.
Tim Thompson is a world acclaimed fingerstyle guitarist, producer and Nashville session musician. Tim's breath-taking version of the "Flintstones Theme," has set the Youtube airwaves on fire along with his unique treatments of other standards. John McClellan is the best selling author of "Chet Atkins in Three Dimensions vol. 1 and 2." He is also an internationally recognized concert guitarist, know as one half of the Hanser McClellan Guitar Duo (Hanser McClellan Guitar Duo "La Vida Breve available from CDbaby). Both Tim and John write regular articles in Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine. John has performed and recorded with such diverse artists as Mark Knopfler, Luciano Pavarotti, Vince Gill, Jorge Morel and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
"Joshua Hit the Road" is Tim and John's new CD of traditional hymn tunes arranged for two guitars. All arrangements were improvised in the studio with no overdubs and minimal editing. The CD is a testament to their religious faith and love of God.
John is a great guitarist!
Chet Atkins CGP
Jaw dropping!!(Review of Tim's new CD, "Revved Up")
Wood & Steel Magazine
John is a great artist and my friend!