The Brazilian Guitarist Beloved By Musicians Around The World

Los Angeles Electric 8's own JohnPaul Trotter interviewed by NPR about legendary Brazilian guitarist, Guinga! read more »

Photos from LA Phil 100: Celebrate LA

Photos from our performance at LA Phil's #CelebrateLA produced by LA Phil , Community Arts Resources, CicLAvia 9/30/18 Photos by Kelly Coats   photos by Kelly Coats read more »

LA Phil 100: Celebrate LA

Los Angeles Electric 8 will be taking part in LA Phil 100: Celebrate LA.  A Free Festival & Concert on 9/30/18 that is a massive, free, eight-mile street party connecting Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.   They will be performing new works writte... read more »

Noon to Midnight @ Walt Disney Concert Hall

"Los Angeles Electric 8 (eight electric guitars) played Daniel Corral's "Circle Limit III" on the sidewalk in front of Disney producing a stunning wall of sound as aural complement to Gehry's steel." - Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times read more »

OUR TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY! L.A. Phil's Noon to Midnight at Walt Disney Concert Hall

This year is Los Angeles Electric 8’s 10 year anniversary!   To celebrate we are premiering a new composition, Circle Limit III, by composer Daniel Corral as part of LA Phil’s Noon to Midnight festival at Walt Disney Concert Hall.   Saturday November 18th!... read more »

Bill Alves' new album release, Guitars & Gamelan

Out now on MicroFest Records, we participated in composer Bill Alves' new album release, Guitars & Gamelan! Thank you Bill for including us in this great album! We are honored.   Liner Notes:   Rational Basis (2011) 11:30   Los Angeles Electric... read more »

An Annotated List of Guitar Icons Composed After 1945

The following list was written in November 2004 by Philip Graulty and Chelsea Green. At the time, both authors were graduate students studying Classical Guitar Performance at the University of California, Los Angeles. While some information may now be outdated, we hope the list can serve as a ref... read more »

Sundays Live at LACMA

On August 12, 2012, Los Angeles Electric 8 returns to Sundays Live at LACMA to premiere two newly commissioned works by Los Angeles composers Derrick Spiva Jr. and Felix Salazar. Spiva’s Neuron Speak is the first completed composition in a series of commissions... read more »

From Lone Wolf to Lifelong Friendships

  The classical guitar is a lone wolf instrument. Since most guitar students play solo music and therefore spend hours a day practicing by themselves, I found Peter Yates’ UCLA Guitar Ensemble class to be exciting and fulfilling. Resulting from our joys in this class... read more »

Arts Commission Approves LAE8 for Musicians Roster

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission has approved LAE8 for the 2012 Musicians Roster!  The only Internet database of vetted musicians in L.A. County, the Musicians Roster primarily serves as a resource for Presenters of Free Concerts in Public Sites, of the rich and diverse talent availabl... read more »