This is an original song that has evolved over many years. It was very much inspired by thoughts of Lenny Breau. The name "Bare Handed" came from a comment that John Knowles made to me last summer about playing finger style without a thumb pick (unlike Lenny or Chet). I hope to have a new album completed in the next month or two for which this will be the title song. The guitar is a custom Loon that we've built for a customer. I've handed the reigns of the company over to Doug Kauer and Kauer Guitars, so this is one of the last few Soloway guitars being built here in Oregon. I was playing through my Line 6 Pod HD (the desktop unit) running a Blackface Deluxe model.