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  • Ethan Ballinger: Something in Between

    Ethan Ballinger: Something in Between

    Ethan Ballinger “Merle’s Boogie Woogie” Mandolinist and guitarist Ethan Ballinger from Nashville TN plays here what is called a “tenor guitar“, kind of a hybrid between an acoustic guitar and a mandolin, usually tuned in fifths like most of 4-string instruments. The tune in this live video is called “a“, and Ethan shows here all his flatpicking skills, with also some clear manouche influence. I took a some information about Ethan Ballinger from his official website: “Spending his childhood growing up around bluegrass […]

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  • Nuno Bettencourt: Acoustic Experiment

    Nuno Bettencourt: Acoustic Experiment

    Nuno Bettencourt is a fine electric guitarist, well known for being one of the founders and leaders of the hard-rock band Extreme. Here he plays “Midnight Express” on a semi-acoustic guitar. I’ve found most of this performance quite convincing, but the fast parts where Nuno picks the strings in a very shallow manner, producing an annoying scratching noise. Probably this effect is also enhanced by a bad equalization of the guitar. Anyway, his impressing picking technique, that works perfectly with […]

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  • Billy McLaughlin: Dystonia forces Guitarist to Play Left Handed

    Billy McLaughlin: Dystonia forces Guitarist to Play Left Handed

    American guitarist Billy McLaughlin plays here his composition “Fingerdance” together with a string quartet. Quite an enjoyable combination of sounds. Now, after watching this video, you will hardly believe that Billy used to be a right-handed guitarist before switching to left-handed in 2004. Here is his incredible story of as found in his official website “The Past – A serious professional in his teens, McLaughlin left his home and rock band in Minneapolis for the University of Southern California guitar department […]

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  • LAVA: Spanish Groove

    LAVA: Spanish Groove

    By Miche Archetto:   The (now defunct) group LAVA performs here “Aguilera” from the album, ‘Taraba’ They are Howard Haigh – spanish guitar, Guy Morris – guitar, Xtof Lheureux – percussion, Dave Shooter – bass.  More information can be found on the website http://www.lavamusic.co.uk/   Thanks to Howard Haigh for sharing this video on our facebook page.   If you like this video, don’t miss the opportunity of sharing it with your friends!

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  • Emma McGann : New Year’s Eve Kiss

    Emma McGann : New Year’s Eve Kiss

    One of the smartest things to do as a songwriter is write a seasonal song.. Hey, every year it comes back… and if it wasn’t something that took off at first, perhaps with some better press and a little luck things can change for the next year. Now I don’t know if this is what singer/songwriter Emma McGann is thinking here, but  this is a nice production that is more acoustic and something I thought a lot of you would […]

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  • Pedro, Tommy and John: Three Sultans of Swing

    Pedro, Tommy and John: Three Sultans of Swing

      By Miche Archetto: Three amazing guitar players playing a famous song. Tommy Emmanuel, John Jorgenson, and Pedro Javier González play her “Sultans of Swing” by Dire Straits… and they seem to enjoy it quite a lot! On youtube you can find also another video with just Tommy and Pedro playing the same song and a few other videos like this one, featuring Pedro Javier González with his trio.

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  • Lulo Reinhardt: Latin Swing

    Lulo Reinhardt: Latin Swing

    By Miche Archetto: Lulo is the great-nephew of Django Reinhardt. In 2009 he founded the “Lulo Reinhardt’s International Latin-Swing project”. In this video, recorded live in Melbourne, they play the song “Mar y Sol”. They are Lulo Reinhardt – guitar Doug Martin – guitar Daniel Weltlinger – violin Sean Mackenzie – piano Harald Becher – bass Fabian Hevia – drums Peter Kennard – percussion The bio on Lulo’s official website reads: “Lulo Reinhardt is the foremost authentic and distinctive musical voice in Gypsy […]

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  • Phil Keaggy: One Man Orchestra

    Phil Keaggy: One Man Orchestra

    Normally when I hear that a guy is a one man band meaning, he’s playing guitar, a hi hat with one foot, bass pedals with another… and then a lot of other things in between I think…”I don’t need to see that.” Well, this as you will see is different… very different…. Without knowing all of the little gadgets Phil is using, there’s no doubt a looper, digital delays, and reverbs are utilized here. Let’s not forget adding the shaker […]

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  • Jerry Douglas and Bryan Sutton: “Patrick Meets the Brickbats”

    Jerry Douglas and Bryan Sutton: “Patrick Meets the Brickbats”

    Jerry Douglas Band – Merlefest 2002 I’m not such a big fan of drums mixed in with acoustic instruments especially since the instruments that Bill Monroe picked do such a fabulous job at covering all sides of the rhythm. So with this instance, take away the drums, add a mandolin and you got your rhythm. Now this is not to say that this drummer is not right in there… Yes for certain, as there’s no way that Jerry’s settling for anything […]

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  • Al Di Meola: The Rite Of Strings

    Al Di Meola: The Rite Of Strings

    Peter Schaff wrote into our facebook page and said the following about this video: “Al Di Meola has never been this real for me!” This video which was filmed Live at Montreux Festival, 1994 features an All Star Line Up which includes Monty Alexandre on piano, Stanley Clarke on bass, Jean-Luc Ponty on violin, and of course Al Di Meola on guitar. Al is using the Roland synth which was the new thing back in the early 90′s but, had in my […]

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  • Ruddy Meicher: Acoustic Guitar Experience

    Ruddy Meicher: Acoustic Guitar Experience

    Guitar Cajon Ruddy Meicher La haut (2013) Introducing French guitarist Ruddy Meicher with a song here that also features percussion (instrument called a Cajon which is in essence a box (hey, a music box!) ) This song which I am not sure of the title.. but I’ll take a guess “La haut” is a wonderful combination of groove and melody. My only complaint is, I would love it to be longer and hear more (yea I know, just hit the back […]

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  • Jerry Douglas: Going Out Of Bounds?

    Jerry Douglas: Going Out Of Bounds?

    Pushed Too Far – Jerry Douglas Band   “Telluride in 2003: Larry Atamaniuk/drums, Gabe Witcher/fiddle, Bryan Sutton/guitar, Derek Jones/bass.” When traditional bluegrass folks hear Jerry Douglas performing with drums and such… playing eclectic style songs …well I’m guessing that not to many are going to enjoy this particular video. But you can’t expect a guy like Jerry Douglas (the man that has redefined the dobro) to just play 3 – 5 chord bluegrass songs…. can you? Interestingly, this band is […]

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  • Ivan Pešut – Spring Break

    Ivan Pešut – Spring Break

    Here’s Croatian guitarist Ivan Pešut with a really cool music video featuring a song entitled “Spring Break.” What first struck me about Ivan’s playing was, he sounds like he might have taken a few notes from Tony Rice…. Tony besides his very famous bluegrass playing came out with a whole series of his own “spacegrass” albums which to this day are still my favortes… Some of the changes and the playing here is reminiscent of Tony’s… just got to wonder […]

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  • Javier Gonzalez: Hotel California Revisited

    Javier Gonzalez: Hotel California Revisited

    By Miche Archetto: Javier Gonzalez is an american virtuoso guitar player. According to his facebook page, he was born in Santa Clara but he is now living in Mexico, where he owns a guitar shop. He has a degree in Mathematical Physics from Harvard University. In this video he reinterpret the famous song “Hotel California” by Eagles, with a lot of virtuosity, including high speed alternate picking and sweeping. This video had more than 1 million views in 3 years. […]

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  • Stewart French Performs “Eminent Domains”

    Eminent Domains - Stewart French & Tarik O’Regan Here’s a piece entitled “Eminent Domains” that features the guitar playing of Stewart French and (I’m hoping that I get this right) cajon playing of  Steve Gibson. I’ve had a little trouble here due to the YouTube title which makes it seem like “Eminent Domains” is the name of the group featuring Stewart French & Tarik O’Regan. Well, turns out that Tarki O’Regan is a famous composer of classical music and the writer of this […]

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  • Ewan Dobson: Left Hand Of Doom

    Ewan Dobson: Left Hand Of Doom

    Ewan Dobson featuring Zack B. – “Autumn Red” – Acoustic Metal   If you haven’t noticed by now, look at Ewan’s left hand. It’s not only giant, but extremely coordinated. And look at the pinky. It’s sick if you ask me. He’s playing in positions and in a key that is not possible for most guitarists (yea, I can play this song but, need a capo to do it in this key). Ewan of course is no slouch with his […]

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  • Craig Chaquico: “Plugged In” Acoustic

    Craig Chaquico Acoustic Highway John Hill over at our facebook site recommended I watch a few videos on Craig Chaquico. I did- I was impressed. This particular video was shot live at Dosey Doe-The Woodlands, TX 6-5-10 Craig really reminds me more of an electric guitarist at times, but does have a nice touch on the acoustic. And with his primarily plugged in sound and a Thinline guitar, he’s able to add some nice effects to the guitar that mesh and […]

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  • Acoustic Alchemy – Cool Acoustic Guitar Jazz

    Acoustic Alchemy Playing For Time (live)at St. Lucia There’s a radio station in New York City that I used to listen to a lot (CD 101.9) which featured cool jazz…  Acoustic Alchemy was one of the groups that I heard for the first time on that station… it’s jazz with some very cool changes (cool jazz). This song “Playing For Time” is just so enjoyable to listen to- everything about it from the percussion, the bass, keys, vocal doubling up […]

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  • Grant Gordy Writes For David Grisman Quintet

    Here’s a song entitled : ” Blues to Dawg”  performed by The David Grisman Quintet written by Grant Gordy. The gig was filmed up at the Portsmouth Music Hall, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 2/28/10. I just featured a video from Grant and mandolinist Anthony Hannigan playing bluegrass.. But this time we get to see a little more into Grant’s jazz background and his writing skills. Now make no mistake, Grisman is not about to perform a song unless he really thinks it’s […]

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  • John Fairhurst – OBNOX STOMP

    Here’s what Rachel Finlay over at out facebook page had to say about John Fairhurst: “I think this guy really rocks….” I agree Rachel, and this is a really fun video to watch and thanks for the share! Cracks me up at the end of this where John breaks out a pencil to play the riff…   “Promo music video for Obnox Stomp, the soon to be released single from John Fairhurst’s debut album Joys Of Spring. Shot with a bunch of friends at […]

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  • Tony Yardley: Shoopy’s Blues

    Here’s a real nice and easy song called  ”Shoopy’s Blues” by fingerstyle guitarist Tony Yardley. I really like this! And the sound, film and production is first rate, not to mention the performance by his supporting cast which is solid and tasteful. Tony only has about 200 or so views on YouTube….  I think he deserves more than that… let’s help him out by sharing and liking this video. Accompanying Tony is Randy Wood (percussion), Rick Goodwin (bass) and Lloyd Andrews (dobro). […]

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  • Little Brother Eli – Distinctive Sound From This New UK Band

    This is the second video that I’m posting by the band Little Brother Eli, a UK band that is now probably my favorite folk/rock band. In this second video, they’ve added some additional musicians which includes Linus Taylor – slide guitar and Benji Page – shoe box (percussion) Both of these guys are excellent additions! One of the things that I’m so impressed with Little Brother Eli is their SOUND… no not the audio (although I like that too) , the sound […]

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  • David Wayne: Hotel California

    Here’s Southern California guitarist David Wayne with performing the Eagles hit “Hotel California.” The person that uploaded this video had this to say about it… I uploaded this video using audio directly from David Wayne’s “So Cal” CD because the video was recorded on cheap mini-cam with a low quality microphone. I saw David Wayne perform this song live at the Palm Springs Street Fair in Southern California and was so impressed that I purchased all of his CDs and love them […]

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  • Monte Montgomery: Fusion Acoustic

    I’ve had this conversation with a few of my producing/recording pals about the acoustic guitar blending with a full drum kit. One producer said- “That’s why we have electric guitars.” Well, Monte Montgomery must have been thinking something else. Now granted, this is not what anyone would call an acoustic sound (when He’s soloing) and, the feedback buster inside of the soundhole of his beat to crap guitar sure does indicate he has it cranked at a pretty high level. […]

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  • Ernie Hawkins- Old Style Jazz Revisited

    By Jim Weaver: “Now here is one that shows my bias. Ernie and I have been friends since we ran a coffeehouse together some 40 years ago – ouch. He was the house musician and I was the doughnut coffee guy. He learned from the best Rev. Gary Davis. Have a trip back to the time of Jelly Roll Morton and big acoustic guitars.” Who is Ernie Hawkins? “For many years Ernie Hawkins has been playing concerts, clubs, blues and […]

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  • Tom Lumen ft. Alex Arable – La Dolce Vita

    Tom Lumen ft. Alex Arable – La Dolce Vita

    Here’s a really beautiful composition by Tom Luman, accompanied by Alex Arable on the udu. The two instruments make a perfect blend in that the udu does not overpower the guitar… adds just the right amount of percussive distinction to drive the piece along. Tom who has been featured here at Acoustic Guitar Videos before,  has a few more videos on YouTube definitely worth checking out. Also check out a great live blues performance at a night club that you […]

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