Carl Weingarten

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Carl Weingarten is an American guitarist, photographer and founder of the

independent music label Multiphase Records. Described as “one of the best indie

musicians working today” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Carl is best known for

his atmospheric sound and his innovative use of the slide guitar and Dobro.

Weingarten has played a signi#cant role in the progressive independent music

scene since the 1980s, recording numerous solo and collaborative instrumental


A member of the group Delay Tactics, the band was among the first of such indie

groups to use digital delays in both studio recordings (Out-Pop Options 1982, Any

Questions? 1984, Elements of Surprise 2022) and live looping performances.

Carl’s latest release, The Simian River Collection 1980-2020 is a 3xCD set that

compiles music from 30 albums over four decades.

“Weingarten creates washes of delayed and looped tones for a cinematic journey

in sound. Honing his art over three decades, he has produced a singular voice

that honors the slide’s history while pushing it into the future”. –Guitar Modern