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  • Caravan performed by Doyle Dykes

    Caravan performed by Doyle Dykes

    Here’s a video by guitar great Doyle Dyles from workshop at Middletown Music (Delaware) 16.July.2013 If you “dig” this, share it and like it!!  

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  • Adam Palma: New Video Live

    Adam Palma: New Video Live

    Adam Palma is featured here with a song entitled “The Magnificent Seven” which is the Theme (Siedmiu wspanialych) and Zielony Piotrus (Peter Green) by Dzem. The performance took place and was filmed at Teatr Letni in Ciechocinek on the 28 of December 2013. For those of you that don’t know Adam Palma, he is considered one of the top acoustic guitarist on the scene today, with an impressive list of achievements which includes a four time appearance at the CAAS The CAAS […]

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  • John Standefer: Fingerstyle Ala Chet Atkins

    John Standefer: Fingerstyle Ala Chet Atkins

    John Standerfer – I’ll See You In My Dreams I predict that this video is going to do well and we’re going to get a lot of shares and likes with this. Why? Well, I think the vast majority of the folks here are into the Chet Atkins fingerstyle guitar style… and this video which features guitarist John Standerfer is definitely  Chet Atkins influenced. John Standefer’s YouTube channel is filled with a lot of great stuff including a lot of YouTube […]

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  • Adrian Legg: Voted Best Acoustic Fingerstyle

    Adrian Legg: Voted Best Acoustic Fingerstyle

    Readers of Guitar Player voted Adrian Legg the “best acoustic fingerstyle player” four years in a row (1993–1996). Do you wonder why? Check this video, where he plays “Cajun Interlude”, using tuners on all strings, bendings, harmonics… The result is a sound completely different. The video is an excerpt from the DVD “Fingerstyle Guitar: New Dimensions & Explorations, Vol. One“. Readers of Guitar Player voted Adrian Legg the “best acoustic fingerstyle player” four years in a row (1993–1996). Do you […]

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  • Darren Hodge: A Star In The Making

    Darren Hodge: A Star In The Making

    Here is 17 years old British guitarist Darren Hodge playing live “Cannonball Rag” by Merle Travis. Darren started playing guitar only 5 years ago and he has already published his first album, which includes both covers and original compositions. This is the bio from his reverbnation page: “Darren Hodge is a young man who although only seventeen is regarded by his peers as one of the top young guitarists in the country. after picking up his first guitar only five years […]

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  • Antoine Dufour & Tommy Gauthier: Jerry’s Breakdown

    Antoine Dufour & Tommy Gauthier: Jerry’s Breakdown

    “Canadian Fingerstyle champion, Antoine Dufour having a bit of fun with Tommy Gauthier on his signature Stonebridge model guitar.” Jerry’s Breakdown has always been one of my favorite songs on guitar, and there’s a lot of great country fingerstyle guitarists that have performed this piece lights out (of course, author course Jerry’s Reed  played the you know what out of it). Now I’m not going to say that this is the most incredible version of Jerry’s Breakdown that I ever […]

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  • Jim Marino Ain’t Misbehavin Ala Les Paul

    Jim Marino Ain’t Misbehavin Ala Les Paul

    Here’s a guitarist that has been here with me at the inception of Acoustic Guitar Videos… Jim Marino Now with a video of his own! It’s the pop song “Ain’t Misbehavin” which of course was a big pop standard way back when. Jim is doing a few things in this video that make the song somewhat different. First, he’s performing it with Merle Travis style picking, which is not really the rhythm of the song but sounds great in this […]

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  • Lenny Breau: – A Turn For the Better

    Lenny Breau: – A Turn For the Better

    There’s no video here, but check out Lenny Breau playing Jerry Reed’s tune, The Claw. I guess Lenny just couldn’t help himself midway through the tune… Serious turn. Pretty cool how he finds his way back! Do check out more vids (we’re nearing 1000!!) at Acoustic Guitar Videos by category, using the search bar or by scrolling down the home page. Lots of fun and informative reviews and information.  

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  • Christian Laborde: 7-String Rag

    Christian Laborde: 7-String Rag

    By Miche Archetto: Here is French guitarist Christian Laborde playing his composition “Domi’s Rag” on a 7-string “Newbird” by luthier Julien Regnier. I’ve found a bio of Christian in French, and here is a rough translation: “[...] ACT II In September 1974, he entered the National Conservatory of Toulouse as others come into religion. He remained there until 1979, when he opened a Guitar school in Agen called “Finger Picking.”  Alsofan of traditional music, he took part for more than three years to the group […]

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  • Scotty Anderson: Must Be From Dixie

    Scotty Anderson: Must Be From Dixie

    Scotty Anderson is here playing acoustic guitar at what looks like the NAMM show back in the 80′s (according to other videos that looked similar). After hearing this I went to his website to check out some bio info and found out that he indeed is from Dixie… Whitley City Kentucky to be exact (Kentucky is still considered part of the south or Dixie, even though it didn’t secede from the union). If you want to read some of Scotty’s […]

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  • Tommy Jones: Hee Haw Appearance

    Tommy Jones: Hee Haw Appearance

    Do you remember the Hee Haw TV Show? It was always something I looked forward to as a kid. Right from the opening theme song with Bobby Thompson playing his chromatic/melodic banjo, to all the great guests they had sit in- the show was just great if you were into country music and pickin’. Here’s a young Tommy Jones playing the “Black Mountain Rag” which is a song that was made popular by Doc Watson- only Tommy here is playing […]

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  • Mother Maybelle Carter And Daughters- Wildwood Flower

    Mother Maybelle Carter And Daughters- Wildwood Flower

    Here’s the Wildwood Flower- a song that’s still a popular piece amongst flatpicking guitarists. But you will notice that Mother Maybelle Carter is not flatpicking at all. In fact, she is using what I call a backwards clawhammer guitar technique  where her right hand is opposite- as she plays the melody with her thumb, and picks up strokes with her index finger. Maybelle was an innovator on guitar and is credited for developing this style in Country music. What’s also […]

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  • Michel Haumont – Pickin’ Mister Picking

    Michel Haumont – Pickin’ Mister Picking

    Michel Haumont en concert à Cuges-les-Pins, 1er décembre 2011 Ce titre est un hommage à Marcel Dadi. Don’t read French? Well, wait till you see what his bio reads like translated.. Here it is: “It is booming folk aware in 1974 that Michel Haumont, then aged 17 , his first record , the result of the American Center hootenannies and flok club he runs into his high school . Four other albums followed, until 1983 , revealing to the public […]

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  • Marcel Dadi: Lamented French Fingerpicker

    Marcel Dadi: Lamented French Fingerpicker

    By Miche Archetto: Marcel Dadi was a fine French fingerpicker, who died at 44 in a flight accident in 1996. He was flying back to France after being honored at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame. Here is his rendition of Merle Travis’ “Saturday Night Shuffle” in the early 90s, when he appeared on the Nashville Now show. Some biographical information can be found on wikipedia: “Marcel Dadi (20 August 1951 – 17 July 1996) was a Tunisian-born Jewish French guitarist […]

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  • Doyle Dykes: Classic Fingerpickin’

    Doyle Dykes: Classic Fingerpickin’

    NAMM 2013 #3 – Merle Travis & Chet Atkins “Doyle discusses playing with Grandpa Jones, Merle Travis and Chet Atkins.” One of the best videos of guitar playing (at least one of my favorites) was a video by Doyle Dykes I featured here more than a year ago, showing off  about 5 short songs- all just fabulous playing. Here in this recent video which was filmed at NAMM 2013, Doyle in my opinion has slowed down a little….  yes……. really. […]

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  • Brent Mason: Session Electric Guitarist goes Acoustic

    Brent Mason: Session Electric Guitarist goes Acoustic

    Summer NAMM ’11 – Cole Clark Guitars Brent Mason & Randy Kohrs “2011 Summer NAMM Show where they visit the Cole Clark Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a performance by guitarists Brent Mason and Randy Kohrs using Cole Clark Guitars Talisman acoustic and lap steel models.” When I first saw this video I had to wonder which of these two killer musicians to focus in on. I mean, you’re only gonna read so much […]

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  • Chet Atkins & Jethro Burns: “Brother’s In Law”

    Chet Atkins & Jethro Burns “Gallopin’ Guitar”/ “Blackbird” The video I want you to see has the embed feature disabled. I don’t understand why anyone would do such a thing, unless they just want to limit the number of people that see the video. So after you watch video 1 which is very brief, the video I want you to see is only at Youtube. So click on this link, then please come back here and let me know what […]

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  • Jim Hurst: Jerry Reed Inspired Song

    Jim Hurst: Jerry Reed Inspired Song

      Here’s Jim Hurst with a song written in honor of Jerry Reed. It was recorded “live” at Red Barn Radio in the performance hall at ArtsPlace, Lexington, Kentucky. “Jim Hurst is one of the most versatile and tasteful guitar players I know. Whether he’s flailing the rhythm for an old time fiddle tune, laying down a funky groove, or finger picking a beautiful ballad, his playing is both impeccable and creative. Accompanying this instrumental virtuosity is a rich and […]

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  • Chet Atkins: Ya Gotta Love Chet

    Chet Atkins: Ya Gotta Love Chet

      “The Entertainer” played by Chet Atkins “This 1975 clip features guitar great Chet Atkins performing Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer.” From the DVD “Legends of Country Guitar.”  Chet Atkins… What guitarists wouldn’t love Chet? His playing is so relaxed and so smooth. Yea, a trademark of his entire collection of recordings and performances. In this song, “The Entertainer,” Chet doesn’t let us down, as his melody and attention to detail is exactly what we’ve come to expect from this legendary […]

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  • Ron Wise, Thom Bresh, Nokie Edwards – Alaska To Arizona

    Ron Wise – Alaska To Arizona This video is a nice find if I do say so myself, but I have to be honest here since guitarist Ron Wise shared it with me. Featured here is Merle Travis’ son Thom Bresh and Nokie Edwards who plays some nice electric. Ron is one of those guys that’s done a lot in music (just check out his bio below) but kept himself slightly hidden away (at least with me). Simply some good […]

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  • Tommy Emmanuel Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb:46 views

    Tommy Emmanuel is here with Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb at a gig in France – Bordeaux 30/03/13 Can you believe only 46 views? Well it’s true. Probably because Tommy has saturated the market and anyone with a camera can go ahead and do a video of a Tommy show. Despite that, what do you think of Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb? Some excellent playing here for sure.   Here’s another video by this trio that I am unable to share because the embed has been […]

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  • Brooks Robertson – We Have Lift Off

    Brooks Robertson – Live At Five (HD) Here’s Oregon native Brooks Robertson with some high octane fingerstyle that is rooted in tradition but modern all at the same time. What’s even more astounding is it only has 2800 views at YouTube. Now you got to wonder about that… I would think that playing like this deserves a lot mor attention. Here’s what the you Tube description says: “My attempt at the powerful “Live @ Five”, written by my teacher, mentor and friend […]

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  • Smokin’ Joe Robinson: Acoustic Medley Featuring Misty

    Smokin’ Joe Robinson is perhaps the second best Australian guitarist behind his hero and fellow countryman Tommy Emmanuel, but he’s certainly got a lot to say on his guitar and, more than most. In this video, the YouTube description only mentions Chet Atkins song Borsalino which was written by Delamoe Bolling and Fishman. But on this video, Smokin’ Joe does the following songs… (little snippets) Jerry’s Breakdown: Done a little too fast in my opinion, but he only does a short burst of […]

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  • David Cook – Playing Only 4 Years

    David Cook – Journey of Hope (Fingerstyle Guitar) Original Rotterdam guitarist David Cook has only been playing the guitar for 4 years… 4 years…. Well… There’s a lot of guitarists watching this video that won’t believe it. But I do. At his facebook site, David says that one of his big influences was Tommy Emmanuel. A lesson to be learned here … when you raise the bar that high, falling short is not such a bad place to be. And […]

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  • Wayne Henderson-Put Down The Wood & Play the Guitar

    Wayne Henderson, who is well known for building guitars is featured here in this video playin’ the Steel Guitar Rag. Normally you don’t see builders who can play this good… He’s got an interesting style in that he’s obviously listened to a lot of flatpickers and picked up some of that style with the thumbpicks. I’d like to thank Walt Birdwell for finding this video. I have known that Wayne Henderson was a guitarist but, I didn’t know he was […]

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  • Dario Cortese Plays Jerry’s Breakdown: And Then Shows You How

    Dario Cortese Plays Jerry’s Breakdown: You know, I see a lot of these instructional videos teaching someone else’s songs such as Jerry’s Breakdown which was written by Jerry Reed. Now, I’d normally much prefer to hear Jerry Reed play this song than some unknown guitarist. But You Know What? Dario Cortese really can pick the you know what out of this song! Here’s what he writes:  Learn Jerry’s Breakdown, by Dario Cortese: “Howdy. In this country guitar video lesson I’m […]

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  • Chet Atkins and Lenny Breau: Note Choice, Note Choice

    Chet Atkins and Lenny Breau: Sweet Geoegia Brown Chet had said that Lenny Breau was one of his favorite guitarist, and in this video which features Chet and Lenny on this jazz classic ” Sweet Georgia Brown,” you are gonna know why Chet would have said such a thing. This particular video is not so good (meaning the quality), as it was probably run off on VCR back when this aired in the late 70′s. You see Ralph Emery introduce […]

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  • Doc Watson: “DOC” umentary- and a Lot of Pickin”

    By Fred Robbins: “Here’s an old documentary – worth seeing mostly for the quiet glimpses of Doc at home. Warning: 99% of the picking is on banjo and I wish there were even more of Doc speaking. Still…” Thanks Fred for sharing this with us. The vid is 34 minutes but has a lot of info on Doc…

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  • Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel: Fingerpicking Legends

    Here’s guitar legends Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel from a live TNN show back in 97. Now it’s mostly fingerpicking, but when Tommy goes into some soloing here on song #2, he will use his thumbpick similar to a flatpick, and get individual notes this way. Now I don’t know about you but, this video is cool because it features an interview on the back end. Chet talks about meeting Tommy, introducing him to Lenny Breau, and the making of […]

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  • Buster B. Jones: “LE MACHINE GUN”

    Buster B. Jones: “LE MACHINE GUN”

    Buster B. Jones: Le Machine Gun You need to watch this whole video because it’s probably one of the most impressive displays of fingerpicking that you will ever see. Is he as good as his mentors Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed? Well, you be the judge. Buster has incorporated all of their styles into his-  the result is a hybrid style that additionally features much faster melodic runs and riffs than his mentors. He says that the speed thing happened […]

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