Category Archives: instrumental guitar

“Guitar Fun” CD a “Top Ten Pick” by Pipeline Mag.

Our “Guitar Fun” album is reviewed in Pipeline Magazine issue #102 Autumn 2016, just received. It’s a Top Ten Pick by editor Al Taylor. He writes, “a full hour of guitar fun…Rich guitar sounds abound as Shootout sets a western theme and Dark Eyes Rock gives the old folk tune a good working over. Tasty echo and twang decorate Rocket Pack…and there’s more rich guitar on Huntington Surf.”

“There’s a resonating guitar intensity to most numbers…organ plays the support role on Love in Purgatory…and it takes the lead on Resonance. Misigila is from the same dynamic mold as Misirlou. Waterboard Surf 2016 is another lively piece swathed with guitar and Loose Surfer features a pedalled lead. Listening to this album is a very intense experience, not for the fainthearted!”

You can hear each track complete at no charge at the front page

Insanitizers win “Best Rock Instrumental Album” national award

In July 2016 we were notified that our new CD “Guitar Fun” won the award for “Best Rock Instrumental Album.” The review goes: “‘Insanitizers deploy their marvelous talent for the guitar to the interpretation of a modern vibe – what results is a completely novel experience of a genre you thought you knew and understood.’

You can see the announcement here:

The “Guitar Fun” CD released October 1, 2016. It has 22 adventure packed instrumental adventures featuring guitars, synthesizers and percussion. You can hear the songs on this CD from the front page of this website.

Sun 7/10/16, 6-7pm Tiki Kon finale party

We will perform live at Tiki Kon festival in Portland on Sunday evening July 10, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm. Our performance is FREE to attend, no ticket or pass needed. Location: The Bamboo Craftsman, 2104 North Willis Blvd, Portland Oregon. Other activities at Tiki Kon require a ticket or pass (

The Tiki Kon organizer invited us on the spot when he saw us perform in January. Come and hear why.

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At Burnt Bridge Cellars Fri. Jan 8, 2016, 5:30-8pm


We performed acoustic guitar renditions on Friday Jan 8, 2016, at Burnt Bridge Cellars winery, 1500 Broadway, downtown Vancouver Washington, to a large and enthusiastic audience. Mark of Burnt Bridge graciously provided us with the best viognier white wine we’ve tasted (pronounced vee-on-yay). This wine is complex, fruity, brut and mellow, with not even a hint of harshness. Just like our music.

Greg Clapp of Tiki-Kon recorded part of our performance, viewable from our Facebook page (timeline date 1/11/16):

Sept 11 performance at Emanar Wine Cellars

It’s a gorgeous place for dinner and wine in Battle Ground, Washington, and even more sumptuous with our lovely tones. We began at the lowest performance volume we ever used, to permit conversation among the diners. The large sliding doors to outside were closed because of the outdoor heat. As the evening progressed temperatures outdoors moderated, the sliding doors opened, and diners moved outdoors. We notched the volume up a bit, and that suited what was now a larger venue, and we were rockin’.

National “Best rock instrumental” award June, 2015

On June 15, 2015 we received the national award for “best rock instrumental song” from The Akademia ( for our recording of “Shootout.” The award letter says “Winning an Akademia Award is a rare career distinction.” The award is shown here:
It spans all rock instrumentals, not only surf guitar.

At this time you can hear this thrilling recording on our front page