I am a self-taught fingerstyle guitarist who composes and performs original instrumental guitar music. Talk about a niche.
The most common question I get is "What do you call your music?". Is fojazzical a genre? I just use whatever type of music will tell the story I'm trying to tell, so I use themes found in Celtic, American Folk, Blues, Jazz, Classical, even Rock and Roll.
Over the past 15 years I've released 4 solo albums, and 2 duo albums. All of my solo albums have been in the Top 20 on instrumental charts, and I've played all over North America in rooms like Cafe Lena, Club Passim, The Bluebird Cafe, Eddie's Attic, The Grey Eagle, Clark Place, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Kent State Folk Festival and many others.