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  • Bryan Sutton: Live “Log Jam”

    Bryan Sutton: Live “Log Jam”

    The popularity of Bluegrass Music has been on the rise the last several years. You would think that for this small but loyal community of pickers/musicians/ purists this would be a good thing? Well for many Bluegrassers, this type of music that is gained popularity is not even Bluegrass.. Bryan Sutton’s “Log Jam” is a perfect example of a newer type of bluegrass that is crossover and not an art form that a lot of purist want to acknowledge as […]

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  • François Hubrecht and Arnaud Leprêtre: The Neck Bros

    François Hubrecht and Arnaud Leprêtre: The Neck Bros

      Here is the French duo “The Neck Bros”, funded by François Hubrecht and Arnaud Leprêtre in 2002. They met for the first time in 1991 at the GIT (Guitar Institute of Technology). The video shows their nice acoustic rendition of “The Man of Consatnt Sorrow”. Another interesting video is this one, with their arrangement of “Misirlou”. Unfortunately their official website is available in French only. By Miche Archetto

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  • Chet Atkins With The Bluegrass All Stars

    Chet Atkins With The Bluegrass All Stars

    Chet Atkins, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Tony Rice, Mark O’Connor, David Grisman, and Rob Wasserman Limehouse Blues This of course is an all star line up which features all the above performers starting from left to right with Grisman all the way down to Jerry Douglas. The vid fades out before Rob Wasserman’s bass solo… I have no idea why you would fade this out before the song is over? The rendition is anything but Gypsy Jazz style… it’s a […]

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  • Ricky Scaggs: Mixing Classical With Bluegrass

    Ricky Scaggs: Mixing Classical With Bluegrass

    This song “Road to Spencer” is not what I’d call a typical bluegrass song (more Celtic style) but the bluegrass and Celtic are close cousins for sure. Now I have no idea where this was filmed, who the conductor is, nor the orchestra as there is no description available. But it is Ricky Scaggs and Kentucky Thunder… so if you know any further details about this concert, please comment below. And this video is brand new so, just 123 views. One thing […]

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  • Mark O’Connor with the David Grisman Quintet: Dawg’s Rag

    Mark O’Connor with the David Grisman Quintet: Dawg’s Rag

    I can recall the first time I heard the David Grisman Quintet.. It was at a bluegrass party and a friend of mine just bought the new album. We put it on and  …. well WE’RE BLOWN AWAY! Talk about a life changing moment in music! Of course… had to have the album. It was played over and over again. The sound and tone of the acoustic instruments was just so beautiful, and the compositions just so exciting you know, […]

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  • Steve Morse & David Grisman- Unlikely Combination

    Steve Morse & David Grisman- Unlikely Combination

    If there was ever a musician that insisted on performing acoustic, it’s David Grisman. Vassar Clements told me once  that David always wanted him to play acoustic when they were on stage together. With all the years of performing with Vassar, I can’t recall even one time he played without his pickup…. So now you have this unlikely combination of Steve Morse and David Grisman… two icons… one very electric and the other very acoustic. Does it mix? Well, I’ll […]

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  • Sarah Jarosz – Come on up to the house

    YOuTube says: “The extraordinarily talented Sarah Jarosz with Alex Hargreaves on fiddle and Nathaniel Smith on cello. Recorded April 2010″ I almost passed on this one… not that it’s bad or even remotely bad… Saeah Jarousz really has it going on and she is in for a lot more good things to follow in her career. It’s just that Acoustic Guitar Videos is first and foremost about guitar players.. perhaps other related instruments and for the most part great playing. […]

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  • Stephen Mougin: Rockin’ with The Sam Bush Band

    Guitarist Stephen Mougin is quite the flatpicker. He’s got what I call that “snap” to his playing that creates so much excitement. I’m including two videos here of The Sam Bush Band, the first being a song entitled Blue Mountain. The owners of this footage made a point to say that it “was recorded at and belongs to The Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour in Lexington, KY.” Okay, thanks for sharing this and we are all very happy that you […]

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  • Tony Rice – This is a “Few Of My Favorite Things”

    Tony Rice – This is a “Few Of My Favorite Things”

    When the Tony Rice Unit records came out, I thought… well, this seems to be a spin off of David Grisman’s Dawg music, only with Tony being the headliner. Well, not quite, but the music was just about the best thing I had ever heard. This particular video was filmed at the Berkshire Mountain Bluegrass Festival “20 some odd years ago” with Tony’s younger brother Wyatt on second guitar and bassist Mark Schatz. I believe the first of Tony’s jazzgrass Cd’s […]

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  • David Grisman Quartet – Dawg Music

    David Grisman Quartet: Dawg Music Back in the mid 70′s, mandolinist David Grisman had been venturing into a new style of music (called Dawg Music) that combined the acoustic instruments of bluegrass and the drive, and meshed it with jazzier style chord changes and note choices. The result was an album that was released in 77′ that changed the course of acoustic music forever. The band had one very unique instrument change different from bluegrass.. Instead of a banjo, David used […]

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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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  • Steep Canyon Rangers: Natural Disaster

    Steep Canyon Rangers: Natural Disaster

    By Jim Weaver: “Acoustic music is not dead. Here is a video of the Steep Canyon Rangers, who in the words of Jonathan Byrd, a good flat-picking singer-songwriter in his own right, who co-wrote this song – these guys “Worked so hard for their [recent] Grammy” Performed at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. ” Nobody Knows You is the Steep Canyon Rangers’ first record for Rounder, though it’s their second if you count their co-billed, 2012 Grammy-nominated Rare Bird […]

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  • Alison Krauss (feat. Tony Rice) – Shadows

    We’ve posted a video of “Sawin’ On The Strings” from this same session here at AGV. It got a great response! Here’s another one from this Alison Krauss session called Shadows featuring Tony Rice and an all star cast of players. The music, production, recording, filming, the whole thing is just so well done. I certainly thought you would enjoy this one too. Share with your friends, like this page, and don’t forget to sign up to the Acoustic Guitar […]

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  • Andy Falco & Chris Pandolfi (Infamous Stringdusters) LIVE on WTJU

    Have you heard of the Infamous Stringdusters? If not, they are one of the premiere bluegrass instrumental crossover bands on the scene these days. I first heard a few recordings of them with Chris Eldridge on guitar, who is now with The Punch Brothers.  Tough order to replace a guitarist like Chris right? Well… Andy Falco, from Long Island New York who was  performing on the Island locally with his brother (The Falco Brothers) and Buddy Merriam’s Back Roads decided to […]

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  • Tony Rice Unit- Taking the Blues Out Of Bluegrass

    For all you bluegrass people out there, I thought you’d get a kick out of hearing Tony Rice and the “Unit” perform some jazz/blues… This was shot in Nashville Tn on February 3, 2011. His band features Rickie Simpkins/ fiddle, Josh Williams/mandolin, Bryn Davies/bass, Wyatt Rice /guitar and Rob Ickes /dobro. Yea, you’re more likely to hear this blues number being performed in some jazz club rather than by Rice and his bluegrass gang… but The word “blue” in bluegrass…. […]

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  • Enrique Coria with The David Grisman Quintet – El Cumbanchero

    I’ve been a giant fan of David Grisman and his music for many years and, I’ve always loved the virtuoso musicians he has surrounded himself with in his various bands he has assembled. One of Grisman’s later bands features virtuoso guitarist Enrique Coria, whom I’m sure David wanted due to his versatile abilities with many different musical styles. I’ve watched a bunch of Grisman videos and saw Enrique playing a classical guitar (in this vid) and then switching over to a dreadnought and […]

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  • Mark O’Connor On Guitar- With Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas and Mark Schatz

    A while back, I played a very memorable show up in Albany NY called the “Legends of the Jazz Violin.”  I want to say it was around 1997 or around that time. Lots of the greats were there including Mark O’Connor. I got a chance to hang and  talk with Mark for a while back stage. Among other things,  I asked him if he was still playing  guitar… He told me that he decided to quit playing guitar and just […]

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  • Punch Brothers- Crossover From Bluegrass

    If you are a fan of Bluegrass Music, you should be a fan of the Punch Brothers, right? Well, no, not necessarily. I know a lot of my Trad Head friends are going to say that they don’t like this video at all. So what’s the worst thing that’s gonna happen here, not “like” this on facebook? For those of you that aren’t familiar, the musicians here actually have been heavily influenced by bluegrass. Guitarist Cris Eldridge (son of banjo […]

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