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  • Michael Fix plays the blues

    Michael Fix plays the blues

    Australian guitarist Michael Fix plays here “Thumb Thing”. He describes this piece as “an exercise for developing thumb independence – on both hands. Left hand thumb plays a moving bass line, while fingers play the melody over the top.” One of the most popular videos of Michael is his acoustic reinterpretation of famous Bach’s “Toccata in D minor” http://youtu.be/nUmyxpEXtTw Here is some information taken from his official website: “He has won three Golden Guitars and numerous other awards in Australia, […]

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  • Edgar Cruz: Acoustic Blues

    Edgar Cruz: Acoustic Blues

    Here is American guitarist Edgar Cruz from Oklahoma City playing live his original composition “Bricktown Blues”. Edgar gained popularity over the internet with some covers of famous tunes including “Bohemian Rhapsody“, “Hotel California” “Malagueña” and “La Bamba“. “Cruz’s career began when he followed in his father Manuel Cruz’ footsteps playing for restaurant customers as a strolling guitarist. His marketing strategy was taken from his father who said, “play what your audience wants and they’ll pay you well”. Each year Edgar […]

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  • Mance Lipscomb: It’s Never Too Late

    Mance Lipscomb: It’s Never Too Late

    This video is part of the performances that were video-taped at the University of Washington in the late 60′s in association with the Seattle Folklore Society. It features Mance Lipscomb singing some of his songs with his guitar… and a bandaged finger! Here is what you can find about him on wikipedia: “Lipscomb was born April 9, 1895 to an ex-slave father from Alabama and a half Native American (Choctaw) mother.[2][3] Lipscomb spent most of his life working as a tenant […]

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  • Elizabeth Cotten: A left handed guitarist

    Elizabeth Cotten: A left handed guitarist

    By Miche Archetto: Elizabeth Cotten was left handed, and started playing guitar upside-down, resulting in a very original style. In this video she plays ”Spanish Flang Dang” and “A Jig”. The video was recorded on the “Guitar, Guitar” TV show in 1969. Here is her bio from wikipedia  “Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten (January 5, 1893 – June 29, 1987) was an American blues and folk musician, singer, and songwriter. A self-taught left-handed guitarist, Cotten developed her own original style. Her approach involved using a […]

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  • Etta Baker: 90 years of Playing

    Etta Baker: 90 years of Playing

    By Miche Archetto: Here is Etta Baker playing “Carolina Breakdown” and then showing how to play it. She has played guitar for 90 years, since she was 3 years old. Here is her bio found on wikipedia “Etta Baker (March 31, 1913 – September 23, 2006) was an American Piedmont blues guitarist and singer from North Carolina, United States. She was born Etta Lucille Reid in Caldwell County, North Carolina, of African American, Native American, and European American heritage. She […]

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  • Ed Gerhard: Grammy Gospel

    Ed Gerhard: Grammy Gospel

    By Miche Archetto: Ed Gerhard is a Grammy award-winning guitar player, appreciated for the tone of his playing. Here is his rendition of the traditional gospel “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”. According to his website “Performing on 6-string, 12-string, slide guitar or Acoustic Hawaiian Lap Slide, Gerhard captivates his audiences with virtuosity, generosity and sly humor.  Known for his gorgeous tone and compositional depth, Gerhard can move a listener with a single note.  Scott Alalrik of the Boston Globe […]

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  • Skip James: Blues That Deserves More Recognition

    Skip James: Blues That Deserves More Recognition

    “From the American Folk and Blues Festival, 1962-1969. Copyright, 2004 Reelin in the years, LLC and Experience Hendrix, LLC” Here’s someone that I and many others think deserves more recognition. Why? Well, when it comes to the Blues, Skip James is the read deal. Check out some bio information on Skip: “Nehemiah Curtis James, 9 June 1902, Bentonia, Mississippi, USA, d. 3 October 1969, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. A solitary figure, James was an emotional, lyrical performer whose talent as a […]

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  • Daniel Bachman: A young primitive

    Daniel Bachman: A young primitive

    By Miche Archetto: “American Primitivism, also known as American Primitive Guitar, is the music genre started by John Fahey in the late 1950s. Fahey composed and recorded avant-garde/neo-classical compositions using traditional country blues fingerpicking techniques, which had previously been used primarily to accompany vocals. Other famous early proponents were Leo Kottke, Robbie Basho and Peter Lang who all played at one time or another on Fahey’s Takoma Records label.“ This is the definition you can find on wikipedia. 23 years old Daniel […]

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  • Richard Smith: Jerry Reed- Jerry Reed

    Richard Smith: Jerry Reed- Jerry Reed

    “Richard Smith and Julie Adams at the Performing Arts Center, Borrego Springs, California on 8th April 2005″ We just featured Richard Smith on Acoustic Guitar Videos and you know what? It got a giant response! Here’s the link to some more of his fabulous videos http://acousticguitarvideos.com/?s=richard+smith In this vid, Richard plays a Jerry Reed Medley which includes at the end “Jerry’s Breakdown.” This was always one of my favorite songs and I actually first heard it on a record by […]

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  • Martin Tallstrom: “Blues Man” of Constant Sorrow

    Martin Tallstrom: “Blues Man” of Constant Sorrow

      Man of Constant Sorrow – fingerstyle guitar This guy… Martin Tallstrom… He’s a killer… Listen to this version of Man of Constant Sorrow and all of the great stuff he’s put in. Not only great playing but, check out how he’s converted this 3 chord bluegrass oldtime song into the blues! No wonder Martin Tallstrom is getting so many views on YouTube. This is what many fingerstyle guitarists aspire to play like. We’ve got some other all star vids from […]

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  • John James- Blues For Felix

    John James- Blues For Felix

      Blues For Felix – John James – Acoustic fingerpicking jazzy-blues instrumental By Jim Weaver: Since AGV posted John James “Twelfth Street Rag”  I thought I would post his interpretation of Charlie Byrd’s “Blues for Felix”. Until I read the YouTube post on this, I did not know that JJ is Welsh and reportedly lives not far from the famous village Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychllwyndrwmbwl­lllantisiloigogogoch. (Like me you should copy and paste that unless you are Welsh and know it is wrong). His […]

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  • Franco Morone plays the Blues

    Franco Morone plays the Blues

      By Miche Archetto: Franco Morone is an Italian fingerpicker which has two main souls: one is into traditional Italian and Celtic music and the other is into Blues. In this video he plays his song called “Chicago” from the CD “Miles of Blues”, where he shows his great ability to play a syncopated bass line together with a melody all over the neck. The guitar he is using doesn’t seem to have the best tone ever… but his music […]

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  • Stefano Barbati fingerpicks Jimi Hendrix

    Stefano Barbati: The Wind Cries Mary By Miche Archetto:   Stefano Barbati is an eclectic solo guitar player. Here is one of his best arrangements available on youtube: The Wind Cries Mary. I’ve found this a very impressive and tasteful blend of fingerpicking, percussive techniques, harmonics, and nice chords.   Here is his bio from his official website: “Stefano Barbati is an eclectic Italian guitar player. His technique is inspired by great acoustic guitar masters like Michael Hedges, Tuck Andress […]

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  • Tommy Emmanuel and Jorma Kaukonen – Deep River Blues

    Tommy Emmanuel and Jorma Kaukonen – Deep River Blues

    Tommy Emmanuel performed two sold out nights at Jorma’s Fur Peace Ranch during the 2012 season! Jorma came out on Saturday to join Tommy! This is one of the few songs they played together!” It’s hard to keep up with everybody, especially old friends that you made music with way back when. Now I’m not talking about Jotma Kaukonen or Tommy Emmanuel, I’m talking about mandolinist Barry Mitterhof, who is currently in Jorma’s band. Barry recorded with me way back […]

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  • Adam Palma: Playin’ Some Funky Blues

    Adam Palma playing his composition “Rocky Mountains” I just did a review of Adam Palma and Tommy Emmanuel (see this here) BUT WAIT… check this video out first… Adam Palma is one smokin’ hot guitarist that has  obviously been heavily inspired by the great Tommy Emmanuel…. and you know what? Adam in my opinion is just as awesome a guitarist that seemingly can do anything on the guitar- from flatpicking to what we hear now with the fingerpicking. This video which […]

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  • Bryan Forrest: “Nag’s Head Rag”

    HRMUSIC TV presents Newport News Virginian guitarist Bryan Forrest playing his original ragtime-inspired tune “Nag’s Head Rag.” Catch Bryan and other great Hampton Roads, VA artists at Hampton Roads Music TV Thanks Bryan for sharing this video with us.. Love it, and great playing and what a great sound Bryan is getting out of his guitar. Biography: “Bryan Forrest is a Virginia-based singer-songwriter. As a composer his music has been featured on MTV’s “The Real World” as well as in theater […]

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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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  • Ledfoot : What you mean to me (clip live)

    Steve Bishop sent this video into our facebook page and wrote: “I sure like your page. I had never heard of this guy until a couple months ago. Was hoping you’d enjoy him as much as I do.” Thanks Steve, I do, and think if you like acoustic fingerstyle blues on a 12 string you will enjoy Ledfoot. Ledfoot (no that is not his actual birth name) AKA Timothy Scott Mc Connell recorded this video at the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris, France. […]

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