Chris Luquette

Chris Luquette (flatpick guitar) switches seamlessly from bluegrass to jazz, and from International music to rock; he has also studied Brazilian jazz with Brazil music legend, Jovino Santos Neto. Although he his best known for his acoustic guitar playing, he is also adept at electric guitar, mandolin, banjo, bouzouki, bass, and drums! A Seattle native, Chris was a founding member of the local band Northern Departure, and he has performed on stage with such notables as Jerry Douglas, Emmylou Harris, the Steep Canyon Rangers, Kenny and Amanda Smith, and the Boxcars. For the last few years, he has been the regular guitar player for the well-known touring bluegrass band Dirty Kitchen, which also features fellow MBC instructors Mike Munford and Frank Solivan.