The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ) are scheduled to release their next album, Spin, later this month on March 28, 2006. This album was recorded prior to their recent year-long hiatus; they are back together now and will be touring behind this album beginning this month.
Additionally, Mel Bay has recently released a DVD of the quartet performing during their last tour. If you have a chance to catch LAGQ live in your city, I’d highly recommend seeing them. I saw them several years ago, and it was a great show. Andrew York, Scott Tennant, William Kanengiser and John Dearman are a great quartet.
Another side note: in contrast to most people I know who are programmers with music as a hobby, Andrew York is a musician with programming as a hobby. He created a software program called MindChimes, which is a “virtual windchimes” program that plays random windchime sounds to help you relax and concentrate while working on your computer.