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Dustin Hofsess


I've played with some of the best musicians of my era, including John Scofield, Grover Washington Jr., Walter Beasley and Steve Cole. I've opened for James Brown, Charlie Hunter, Oteil Burbridge, and Robert Walters. Venues of note include the Knitting Factory in NYC, DBA in New Orleans, the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco and SOHO in Santa Barbara, and even a stint for the Ringling Brothers Circus.

I've been invited to play on and engineered hundreds of recording projects with prominent artists including Jim Brock and Tim Cashion. In addition, I've engineered five albums of my own projects, including Green Light and Automatic Chi.

I studied music with Tim Murray at The Guitar Workshop. Motivated to learn and grow as a musician and as a human being, I continued to perfect my craft by studying classical guitar under Mike Mosley and Charles Vaughn at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and jazz guitar with Tomo Fujita (former teacher of John Mayer) at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Additionally, I've studied with Oz Noy, Jim Campilongo, and Joel Harrison in NYC.

The first album from my latest guitar project, Automatic Chi, has just been released. I'm also featured on guitar and bass in the documentary, The Spirit of Sacajawea. Upcoming are my first solo CD of my compositions, as well as an instructional book for students of guitar based on my 15 years of teaching. I currently teach both guitar and bass at The Guitar Workshop in Charlotte and I run a small recording studio out of my home, where I have recently engineered projects for local talents, including singer/songwriter Lindsey Horne and Bubonik Funk.