Felton Offard is a gifted guitarist/composer/producer. He is a versatile artist who has worked with diverse acts, from pop star Barry Manilow to jazz legend Clark Terry. Mr. Offard co-wrote the song, 'I'll Follow You', recorded by Grammy award winner Melvin Williams and Tracy Worth. His works have appeared on National Public Radio and the Australian documentary 'Animal World' . Felton Offard wrote and produced seven of nine songs on the critically acclaimed jazz project by Lines and Spaces entitled 'Shades of Brown'. As a guitarist he has appeared all over the United States and Europe. Felton Offard also co-wrote the title track of American Idol George Huff's CD 'Miracles'. The video for the song Miracles was also included on the WOW Gospel 2007 DVD. Felton started playing drums at age seven and by fifteen switched to guitar. He played at the Faith Temple COGIC in his hometown, Freeport, IL. Mr. Offard earned a Masters Degree in Music and a Bachelor's of Music degree from Northern Illinois University. He teaches guitar at Chicago State University. Mr. Offard is the author of the guitar method book, 'Back to Basics: A Comprehensive Method for Guitar'. Theatre credits include Could It Be Magic? The Barry Manilow Songbook, Comfortable Shoes, Cooking at the Cookery (the Alberta Hunter Story), the Blues Brothers Revival and The Color Purple.
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