"Kevin Callahan is one of the best guitarists I've had the pleasure to meet in my life."
- Sergio Assad

While Kevin holds a BA in English literature from Dartmouth College, he pursued harmony, composition and orchestration throughout his undergraduate career.

Upon graduating, he returned to his hometown of Boston for private study with Thomas McGah, head of the composition department at Berklee College of Music, and jazz studies with Mitch Coodley and Mick Goodrick. Kevin moved to Seattle in 1983 where he studied classical guitar with Gary Bissiri.  

At home in a variety of music genres, Kevin has performed or recorded with groups including the Assad Brothers,
Seattle Symphony , the Seattle Guitar Quartet, Seattle Guitar Trio, Dave Koz, Arnold McCuller of the James Taylor band, Greg Adams of Tower of Power, Roger Fisher of  Heart, Rita Coolidge, and others.

Kevin's compositions for classical guitar have been performed around the globe in venues such as Carnegie Hall, New York Met, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Benaroya and others.  His pieces are published by Henry Lemoine and Doberman Editions.

The brilliant Brazilian singer, pianist, composer,
Clarice Assad, recently released her second
CD on renowned, virtuoso violinist,
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg’s new label:
NSS Music

It was a pleasure to have laid down some tracks on this must-have album!

The wait is over!

Guitarist       Composer        Coder


New CD by Odair Assad   “El Caminante

New works by Leo Brouwer, Egberto Gismonti, Sergio Assad, Kevin Callahan and Roland Dyens.  Also, music by Barrios and Piazzolla.


You can get the CD on iTunes here, or at Amazon here, or at GHA Records (the price includes tax and shipping - all inclusive),



The score to my composition “The Red Fantasy" recorded by Odair Assad on this CD and publishd by Doberman Editions can be found at GSP or at Doberman.

"What a great piece, Callahan's!" 

  1. -Paquito D’Rivera

      10 time Grammy Winner

My interview with Chris Davis at

Classical Guitar blog  here

Odair Assad “gave a spellbinding performance of Kevin Callahan’s “Red Fantasy...” 

- Allan Kozinn

     New York Times

Pounder - may he rest in peace...