Cory Christiansen is a recording artist, writer, educator and performer. He has played and taught around the globe for the last decade alongside the likes of Dr. Lonnie Smith, Vic Juris, Danny Gottlieb, Jeff Coffin, James Moody, Steve Houghton, Jeremy Allen and other jazz greats. His last recording, "Lone Prairie" received critical acclaim for its blending of jazz, rock, blues and music of the American Frontier.
Christiansen has authored or co-authored over 70 method books and written many an article for major guitar magazines in North America and Downbeat Magazine. He has also developed The Modern Guitar Community, an online guitar-learning site. He currently teaches at Utah State University.