South Hill Guitars

John Paul Shields and James Reid are two classical guitarist

South Hill Guitars formed in 2014 and has already performed at a wide variety of venues in the Northwest including the Seattle Classic Guitar Society series at the Frye Art Museum, the Fridays at Four Series at Whitman College, The Second Sunday Series in McCall, the North West Classical Guitar Society Series, and at Eastern Washington and Gonzaga University. Guitarists James Reid and John Paul Shields share a love for South American music as well as contemporary compositions.  Their interests are reflected in the repertoire of South Hill Guitars’ new CD, Lonesome Coyote, which includes works by Maximo Pujol, Jaime Zenamon, Celso Machado and a newly commissioned work by William Whitley.

In addition to his activity as a member of South Hill Guitars, James Reid has had a long and extensive solo career. He has released eight solo CDs, the most recent of which was Guitarra Americana, and has commissioned works by Gwyneth Walker and Maximo Pujol.  James Reid, the founder of the Northwest Guitar Festival, has directed the guitar program at the University of Idaho for the last 40 years. Mr. Reid is invaluable as both a performer and an educator for guitar in the Northwest.

John Paul Shields’ career has taken him from international festivals in Peru, to Seattle’s Benaroya Nordstrom Recital Hall, to playing live on radio and television. In addition to holding degrees from the University of Washington and the University of Idaho (BA/BM and MM, respectively), John Paul studied with the legendary Ayacuchan guitarist Raúl García Zárate, listed as one of the most influential people in Latin American culture by the Organización Capital Americana de la Cultura.  John Paul also collaborated with Peruvian guitarists Luis Salazar Mejía and Frank Collazos on various recording projects, as well as editing and recording the accompanying CD to Método de la guitarra andina peruana. Mr. Shields currently teaches guitar at the Holy Names Center and Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, WA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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