About the Book
Sleight Of Hand is a biographical coffee table book that focuses on a select group of guitarists that reside and entertain in Northern California's famous wine region Sonoma County. Featuring over 38 full color images by 11 photographers, Sleight Of Hand explores the inspiration and motivation of the players that call this special part of the world home.
Simon Melrose resides in the San Francisco Bay Area where he is a musician, author, and adventurer. His passions include motorcycle touring and fly fishing, and in 2015 Simon completed a 2,650 mile backpacking trek border to border from Mexico to Canada along the infamous Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. His writings include the books Sleight of Hand (An Illustrated Guide to Sonoma County Guitar Heroes) and Trout Fishing the Pacific Crest Trail. He also maintains an ongoing adventure blog motonorth.wordpress.com, which contains many essays, short stories, and general musings from adventures near and far.