Got a great opportunity to play at Poppy Kitchen & La Paloma in Tucson last night – thank you to everyone who came to the show. I hope to be back soon!
Kurt Kleinhans, like most, picked up the guitar to play his favorite songs by artists like Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith, Led Zepplin, Metallica and others. He became inspired mostly by the rock/classical style of Ozzy guitarist Randy Rhoads. Kurt soon began writing songs and began to search for broader musical experiences.
That search led him to the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. He began to study Jazz, Classical, and Blues, and eventually went on to earn a Bachelors degree in Classical guitar performance, through a joint program with the University of Wisconsin and the Conservatory. Although he began playing rock, classical guitar became his prniciple style. Kurt began to compose and perform classical pieces as well as rock songs. It started with a guitar and a 4 track recorder and has led to Submergency the new acoustic cd containing 12 original pieces.
Kurt currently resides in Arizona, where he teaches and performs throughout the phoenix area.