Welcome to the store. All of the recordings and books listed on this page are my own (though there are two compilations albums near the bottom, of which I am one of many contributors).

All recordings are available on iTunes and Amazon. A few recordings are still available as physical copies as well. I’ve listed these in order of “weirdness.”

Book are farther down the page.

Halloween Baptizm by Shawn Persinger is Prester John

“The album is just so musical and rich and interesting, it’s the kind of music where you can listen to it over and over again, because there’s something different in every song.” – Anthony Garone, Make Weird Music

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The Art of Modern Primitive Guitar by Shawn Persinger is Prester John

“If, to paraphrase F. Scott Fitzgerald, the mark of a great artist is being able to keep two contradictory notions in mind and still function, then Persinger’s musical abilities know few bounds.” – Gramophone

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Desire for a Straight Line by Prester John

“Challenging, fun and exciting.” – Guitar Player Magazine

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Astronomy Made Easy by Boud Deun

“…elements of country, punk and classical…recommended.” – Rolling Stone

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The Stolen Bicycle by Boud Deun

“…complex arrangements with a snarling intensity.” – Guitar World

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A General Observation: Live by Boud Deun

“…will have your fingers wondering if they can do that.” – Guitar Shop

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Rise O’ Fainthearted Girls by Prester John (Note: The record is not weird.)

“Prester John has made a career out of balancing technical prowess with pop accessibility (and) a dash of punk-rock rawness.” – The Chicago Tribune

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Peerless by Shawn Persinger is Prester John (Note: The record is not weird.)

“Brace yourself, Shawn Persinger lunges toward you like a sharp knife.” – Sing Out

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Reasonable Horse by Shawn Persinger is Prester John (Note: The record is not weird.)

“This fine guitarist intersperses gray, Russell Banks-like tales of life on the fringes with buoyant, mazelike instrumentals.” – The Village Voice

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The $100 Guitar Project by Various Artists

The amazing story of one $100 guitar, 65 players, and a double CD. Includes tracks by David Starobin, Andy Aledort, Elliott Sharp, Keith Rowe, and many more.

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156 Strings by Various Artists  

A Henry Kaiser produced compilation. Featuring Mike Keneally, Richard Leo Johnson, Gyan Riley, Richard Thompson, Duck Baker, and many more. 

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The 50 Greatest Guitar Books by Shawn Persinger

The 50 Greatest Guitar Books is both an indispensable reference and one of the finest tutorial books ever penned. You’ll find insightful commentaries and more than 100 individually tailored guitar lessons – in all styles – that will provide beginner, intermediate, and advanced players with a lifetime of knowledge, insight, and inspiration. For more information please visit: Greatest Guitar Books

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The Pedagogical Sketchbook for Guitar by Shawn Persinger is Prester John (Out Of Print)

Featuring 24 highly unique lessons (two a month for a year), The Pedagogical Sketchbook for Guitar elucidates Persinger’s individualistic approach to guitar playing and composition.

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