All, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Harp, Ukulele
Hello and welcome to lessons with Stuart! I am super excited to teach here at Music and Arts. I am the guru of folk instruments (Mandolin, Banjo, Uke) But don't be fooled. I can jam and rock out.
Founder of Old Bisbee Records and co-founder of Tucson's Best Bluegrass 2007-2012 TAMMIE Winners The Dusty Buskers, Georgia born Stuart Oliver is a multi-instrumentalist and professional songwriter whose accolades include Connor Christian & The Southern Gothic (Billboard Magazines “Best Bets” of 2012, #17 Billboard Country Charts February 2013). His self-titled debut “...rises above the pop flotsam of his peers” (Flagpole Magazine, Athens Ga) and was recorded at Nickel & Dime studios, Atlanta, early home to the Indigo Girls and Shawn Mullins and co-produced by Mike Hartnett (Rehab, Yelawolf).
Since moving to Tucson, Arizona in 2006, Oliver has found local success booking The Hut from 2006-2008, producing Silver Thread Trio, Awkward Moments and 10 odd more albums for Old Bisbee Records, and performing with local bands Dusty Buskers, Kate Becker & The Zodiacs, and Dylan Charles & The Border Crossers.
Oliver has toured to Hawaii and New Zealand, played to packed houses in New York's Greenwich Village and Zurich, Switzerland and now resides in Tucson, Arizona, attempting to tastefully combine the genres of new age and alternative country. His latest effort is the 14 song "Sheddin' Every Skin", a self-produced 70's country-rock and psychedelic folk journey through Oliver's colorful past
"Stuart Oliver lives music, from both sides of the recording console."-Dan Sorenson - Arizona Daily Star"[Sheddin' Every Skin] is a killer album nodding to 1970s-era influences such as The Eagles and Gram Parsons - born in urban honky-tonks and the haunts of space cowboys." Gene Armstrong - Tucson Weekly
"...unapologetic cosmic Americana – evocative storytelling delicately carved from pain – musically and lyrically heart rendering." Jaime Manser - Zocalo Magazine, Tucson, AZ