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Shawn Persinger is Prester John plays "Dance Music" with 11twelve13

The 10th Annivesary of The Art of Modern Primitive Guitar

Live videos to help you through the day!

My latest project - 11twelve13 - is a funky, danceable, "shred" guitar, psychedelic band. You know the kind...the kind I would want to play in. 
Live at The Outer Space, Hamden, CT
Thursday May 8th, 8-9pm Only $5
The Art of Modern Primitive Guitar
10th Anniversary

"If, to paraphrase F. Scott Fitzgerald, the mark of a great artist is being able to keep two contradictory notions in mind and still function, then Persinger's musical abilities know few bounds." - Gramophone 
Yesterday marked the 10th Anniversary of the release of The Art of Modern Primitive Guitar. The release of this CD was a significant moment in my life as I felt I had found a new, unique voice as a solo fingerstyle guitarist. Happily for me, lots of other people seemed to agree. 

The record went on to garner dozens of positive reviews, including being called one of the "Best of 2004" by Acoustic Guitar, and receiving high praise some from my favorite players, including  Mike Keneally and Tim Sparks

You can listen to most of the CD on Pandora, but you can also pick up a physical copy all this month for just $5 (postage paid!) on Amazon. Be sure and get you copy at the Prester John Music storefront on Amazon

Thanks for your support all these years. The Art of Modern Primitive Guitar continues to be one of my best selling recordings & it's a work I'm very proud of.
More videos than you can shake a...


All of my musical projects have been going video crazy the last few months. As a result you will find a plethora of new songs to watch and hear on YouTube.
Prester John, The Luck Pushers, and 11twelve13, all have new videos online. Here are a few of my favorites.

"Plain of Jars" by Prester John

Crazy Soul Train by 11twelve13
Crazy Soul Train by 11twelve13

The Luck Pushers Play Classic Country
The Luck Pushers Play Classic Country

All the shows in one place.

I know it can be confusing that I play so many different types of music, with so many different projects. Well here is an easy way to keep track. All the shows, all the projects, in one place.

As usual there is even more to tell...but that's enough for now. Hope to see you soon! 
Feel free to email Prester John with any music, booking, or guitar questions you might have. 
Thanks for your support. Prester John: Shawn Persinger & David Miller