Greg Kelly

Singer, songwriter Greg Kelly hosts the weekly Tunes After Noon music series at Moose McGuire’s Pub in Ottawa.

Every Saturday afternoon, the show begins with a 30 minute set played by Greg, followed by the weeks featured guest artist performing for an hour. The afternoon culminates with an open mic session.

In collaboration with Greg and Tunes After Noon, I periodically make a Bounsall guitar available for use by both Greg and anyone else performing at the show. The idea is to get a Bounsall guitar into the hands of a variety of songwriters and working musicians. For Greg and the other performers, it’s an opportunity to play a fine hand crafted guitar. For me, it provides a way to connect with and elicit feedback from actual players, and that ultimately helps me to improve my instruments. Some examples of performers playing Bounsall guitars at Tunes After Noon can be seen on the videos page.

Terry Tufts

Award winning singer, songwriter, and finger style virtuoso Terry Tufts is a well respected artist with six solo CDs to his credit. He also performs and records as a member of KEWT and The Algonquin Ensemble.

Over the years, Tufts has worked as a session musician and sideman for a variety of artists including Tom Paxton, Kathryn Briggs, David Francey, Colleen Peterson, Laura Smith, Laura Bird, Ian Tamblyn, Bill Garrett & Sue Lothrop, Charlie Sohmer, The Arrogant Worms, Wayne Rostad, Susan Aglukark, Tracey Brown, and George Fox.

Included in Terrys gear is a custom 7 nylon string guitar created by Bounsall Guitarworks. Watch Terry playing this guitar on the videos page.

Thomas Watson – Rainwater Whiskey

Thomas Watson, lead singer and frontman for hard hitting Ottawa Valley country band Rainwater Whiskey, can be seen playing a Bounsall guitar during selected performances.

Wilson Lazrus – The Fiddlaires

Wilson and younger sister Lucie are well known collectively up and down the Ottawa Valley as The Fiddlaires. Award winning fiddlers and step dancers, both youngsters are truly gifted musicians. Wilson is a multi-instrumentalist whose talents also extend to piano and guitar. The Lazrus family appreciates quality craftsmanship and Wilson surely has an ear for great sound. When it came time to find a new guitar for Wilson, they chose a beautiful Bounsall grand auditorium model in black limba and spruce.