Audio and Video clips


Tears In Heaven

This is an impromptu recording I did after playing it for the family and friends of a boy who tragically died at a young age. I hoped the recording would be a comfort I had been asked me to perform it at the wake.

     Can't Go On (by Megan James. Lead vocal and rhythm guitar by Megan James. All supporting by Kit)

My brother's good friend Megan James, who grew up in the same small town as we did, wrote this song and was kind enough to trust me to add some tracks to it and I think the result is pretty wonderful!


    Beautiful Girl (by Kit Garoutte)

See that Beautiful Girl from across a room, or on a beach, on a crowded sidewalk, or on a beautiful mountain pass? It could be a golden opportunity... now what to do about it.

     Old Habits (Die Hard) (by Kit Garoutte)

My life, and this song, is all about keeping the faith that it is worth all the sacrifices and dedication it takes to keep going and striving to live the dream. It's also about the very human pros and cons of habit. This cut if from my "Every Kind Of Life" album, available at iTunes and Amazon for now, and it should be available on this site soon.


Rainbow's Cadillac (by Bruce Hornsby, arr. by Kit Garoutte)

Performed at Maryhill Winery. I worked out this arrangement in open D tuning to allow me to do certain moves more easily. I love groovin' on this great song!

Mr. Briefcase (by Eric Tagg and Lee Ritenour)

I always like this song a lot. It was a vocal tune that I worked out an instrumental fingerstyle arrangement for and it's been a favorite in my repertoire for some time now. This clip is from a show at the famous Jimmy Mak's in Portland while it was still going. So sad to see it discontinue!